Upload a video file

Upload the file

    • Click the Add New button > Media Upload
    • Click Choose a file to upload button
    • Select and open the required file(s)

    image choosing media upload button

    • Fill out the details for your video, while the video file uploads.
    • Add video information:
      • Type in a video name
      • Tag the video with your course code - or as specified by your instructor
      • Add a short description of the video – refer to assignment instructions.

    Adding video information

    • Wait for the system to process the file

    File processing

    • Click the Save button
    • Click Back to Browse and Embed to return to the media browser
    • Click the Select button to insert the media you uploaded

    Clicking the select button

    • Check media details

    Checking media details

    • Click Submit

    You can add a thumbnail to your media by editing the media (from My Media) and selecting a thumbnail within the Thumbnails tab edit options.

    Adding thumbnails

    Upload Recommendations

    The below table gives an indication on approximate upload times for a variety of connection speeds and file sizes.

    Video Size (video length)

    Upload Speed

    Time taken to upload (Approx)

    120mb (VGA 5 min)

    1 Mbps (home internet)

    18 minutes

    240mb (VGA 10 min)

    1 Mbps (home internet)

    35 mins

    440mb (HD 5 min)

    1 Mbps (home internet)

    1 hour 5 mins

    880mb (HD 10 min)

    1 Mbps (home internet)

    2 hours 10 mins

    120mb (VGA 5 min)

    56 Mbps (eduroam)

    20 secs

    240mb (VGA 10 min)

    56 Mbps (eduroam)

    40 secs

    440mb (HD 5 min)

    56 Mbps (eduroam)

    1 mins 15 secs

    880mb (HD 10 min)

    56 Mbps (eduroam)

    2 mins 20 secs

    120mb (VGA 5 min)

    100 Mbps (uq computer)

    10 secs

    240mb (VGA 10 min)

    100 Mbps (uq computer)

    20 secs

    440mb (HD 5 min)

    100 Mbps (uq computer)

    40 secs

    880mb (HD 10 min)

    100 Mbps (uq computer)

    1 min 20 secs

    Note: The above mentioned upload times are theoretical and are to be used as a guide only. Other factors can influence the upload speeds.

    Recommendation: We recommend that both staff and students should upload videos to Kaltura while they are on Campus and connected to either eduroam or using a UQ computer. This will reduce the time it takes to complete the video upload.

    Record video from webcam

    From the Learn.UQ text editor:

    Click the Mashups button > Kaltura Media

    If you have already uploaded the file

    • Click on Select button to choose a media file from the list

    • Check media details

    • Click Submit

    Create and upload a webcam video

    • Click the Add New button > Webcam Recording

    • Click the Allow button on the "Adobe Flash Player Settings" box to activate your webcam

    When the webcam activates:

    • Click anywhere in the camera view to start recording

    • Click anywhere in the camera view to stop recording

    • Review your recording, either click on Save to keep the current recording or click Record to start again

    • To record again and keep the current recording, click No
    • Or, to record again without saving the current recording, click Yes.

    After you save the final version of your recording:

    • Fill out the details for your video, while the webcam recording processes.
    • Add video information:
      • Type in a video name
      • Tag the video with your course code - or as specified by your instructor
      • Add a short description of the video – refer to assignment instructions.
    • Click Save.

    • Once your changes have been saved, click Back to Browse and Embed to return to the media browser

    • Click the Select button to insert the webcam recording you saved

    • Check media details

    • Click Submit