Creating Clips Using the Kaltura Video Editor

Creating Clips Using the Kaltura Video Editor

Sharing short segments of existing videos, such as office hours recordings, allows you to easily direct students to the information they need without having to find it in the larger context. A common scenario is wanting to highlight an item from an office hour for use in the next week’s materials. You can create a video clip from your office hours recording after it is uploaded to your Kaltura Media Gallery and post the clip directly to the relevant module or discussion board.

Instructions for Creating a Clip

This guide begins in the My Media area of Blackboard, for information on finding and/or adding the My Media module check out our Kaltura’s My Media and Media Gallery guide.

  1. From the My Media module, locate the video you wish to create a clip from and click the Edit button
    Blackboard's My Media Tab with example video
  2. From the video details page this opens, click the Launch Editor button
    Kaltura Video Details Page
  3. Using the timeline at the bottom or the controls in the video player find the section you wish to create a clip from
    Kaltura Video Editor

    • With longer videos you may wish to zoom in on the timeline to see it in more detail, use the slider labeled Timeline Zoom to scale the timeline
      Timeline Zoom Minimized Timeline Zoomed In
  4. Once you have determined where to start the clip, click the Set In option on the playhead, and Set Out at the end of the clip
    Setting Playhead Start
    Setting Playhead End
  5. When you are satisfied with the selection, press the Save a Copy button
    Video Editor Page Highlighting Save Copy Option

    • It is very important to choose ‘Save a Copy‘ rather than ‘Save’, as this will create a new video whereas choosing ‘Save’ will replace the existing video with only your clip.
  6. Give your clip a title and click the Create button
    Naming and Saving a copy of video
  7. You may now exit the editor page and your newly created clip will appear (after processing) in your My Media gallery
    Office Hours Video with Clip Created from Office Hours

Once you have created your clips you can add them to the relevant areas of your course in the same way you add the office hours recordings, which you can read more about in our article Add Zoom Meeting Recordings to Blackboard.