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Reminder of where to get help with D2L, Collaborate, and Kaltura

As we gear up for the new school year, I wanted to remind you of some important information related to D2L, and for online teaching/learning, both for faculty and students.

For Students:

For Faculty:

Wondering where to get help?  You can get help from eLearning Support, or book an appointment with an instructional designer, by emailing elearning@camosun.ca.   Check out our list of workshops and the Events Calendar on the CETL website.

eLearning: Spring Cleaning – Tips for Pruning Your Media Collections

With limited server space and the need to better manage our carbon footprint, we cannot accumulate volumes of media. As end of term approaches, it is time to start pruning your Collaborate and Kaltura media collections.


  • At end of term, delete Collaborate recordings from your courses.
  • If there are specific recordings you want to keep, you can download them and upload them to Kaltura MyMedia for future re-use.
  • Revisit courses from past terms and delete those historical recordings.


  • Go through your MyMedia account and delete copied or duplicate videos that you have created or uploaded but don’t need.
  • Delete any single use videos that you do not plan to use again.
  • Encourage your students to delete any videos created for the course that they won’t need in the future.

Camosun is working on a more formal data retention plan to help manage the growing volume of media. In the meantime, it is good practice to get in the habit of cleaning out your media at end of term or making it part of your annual SD plans.  Questions?  Email elearning@camosun.ca.


Kaltura Post-Upgrade Training Sessions

As you may or may not know, we (Camosun College, but really anyone who has their Kaltura hosted at UBC) are having a Kaltura upgrade this weekend (Kaltura will be unavailable from Saturday, August 22 at 4:00 am until Sunday, August 23 at midnight). Things should be up and running, and new improved on Monday (August 24th).

BCNet is offering some training on the upgrades for our faculty and staff who use Kaltura, so please register using the Registration links below.  The sessions will also be recorded in case you are unable to attend.  Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone else you think would be interested in attending.

A couple things to note:

  • Sessions will be executed in a Moodle environment given the popularity of this LMS amongst members.
  • Sessions will be hosted using Zoom webinar. As such we have a 500 attendee limit to each session.
  • Sessions will be recorded for anyone who cannot attend and for use as an additional training tool after the fact.

Kaltura Capture and Media Management

  • When: August 27, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00am PT
  • Where: Online via Zoom
  • Description: This session will focus on the Kaltura Capture feature including everything from install, to access, to usage. Also included, will be a review of best practices on effective media management.
  • Registration

Kaltura Analytics and Student Engagement

  • When: September 1, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00am PT
  • Where: Online via Zoom
  • Description: This session will provide an overview of the new KAVA analytics tool and how to interpret the analytics you receive. With a focus on student engagement, this session will also cover the use of video quizzing and captioning.
  • Registration

Let us know if you have any questions about Kaltura in general, or about the upgrade by emailing elearning@camosun.ca.


Setting Videos to Allow for Downloads through My Media in D2L

This tutorial is designed for faculty who have previous experience using D2L and who have uploaded media to My Media in D2L.  It will cover the steps involved when you wish to allow students to download a video. There are two parts to this tutorial: setting a video to allow downloading, and adding it to the Course Media gallery so students can download it.  For further information, please contact desupport@camosun.ca for assistance.


  1. Go to your course in D2L.
  2. Go to My Media.Click My Media
  3. Click the Edit icon (the pencil) to the right of the video you wish to allow downloads for.

    Click the Edit icon

  4. Click Downloads.

    Click Downloads.

  5. Click the Source select box, and click Save.

    Click the select box and click Save.

  6. Click the Course Media link on your Navbar (if it is not there, you will need to add it).

    Click Course Media.

  7. In the Course Media area, click the Media tab, then click +Add Media.

    Click the Media tab, then click Add Media.

  8. Select the video you wish students to download, and click Publish. This will add the video into the Course Media gallery.

    Select the video and click Publish.

  9. You and your students can then click on the video to open it up in the Course Media viewing area.

    Click on the video.

  10. And then click the down arrow next to Details and select Download.

    Click the down arrow next to Details, and select Download.

  11. Finally, click the download icon to save the video to your device.

    Click the download icon and save the video to your device.

Things to Remember

Students will NOT be able to download your video if you have only embedded it in an HTML editor page (for example, a Content page). They can only download videos from the Course Media gallery.

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