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Kaltura Playlist Overview

Videos posted in your course's Media Gallery can be further organized into playlists based on criteria of your choice. This article will show you how to put those playlists together and how to edit them once they're in place.

Specifically, this overview covers:

Please note: Only videos uploaded to the Media Gallery can be added into a playlist. If you would like to add more videos to your course's Media Gallery, follow the directions in How to add video to your course's Media Gallery.

How to create a Kaltura Playlist

In addition to following the steps below, you can also watch Kaltura Support's Canvas Course Gallery Playlists video tutorial for a quick overview of creating playlists:

  1. Click Course Media on the course navigation menu. This will take you to your Media Gallery for that course.

    Course media location in course navigation bar
  2. On the Media Gallery page click the grey overflow button in the top-right of the page.

    Location of grey overflow button in Media Gallery screen
  3. Select Edit from the drop-down menu that appears. This will take you to the primary editing screen for this course's Media Gallery.

    Edit button for course Media Gallery
  4. On the Edit Media Gallery page select the Playlists option on the upper left side of the page. This will open the Playlists menu for your Media Gallery.

    Playlist options link
  5. To create a new playlist, click the Create New button on the center-right side of the screen. This will open up a small drop-down menu.

    Link within Playlist menu for embed code
  6. Select Manual Playlist. This will open up a new menu where you can set the basic information for your playlist.

    Manual playlist link location
  7. The page will open to the Set Details menu for your new playlist. Here you can enter the title of the playlist, as well as a description and tags. After you have entered in this information, click Add Media.
    Manual playlist menu with Add Media link location highlighted
  8. In the "Add Media" field, you can select which videos in this course's Media Gallery will be assigned to your playlist. Scroll through the videos and click the Add button for each video you want to add to the playlist. Each video will appear in the right-hand column once you do so. A green check-mark will also appear next to a video in the left-hand sidebar to indicate that it has been added to the playlist. If a Kaltura video you can publish is not visible here, you will need to add it to your Media Gallery for this course.
    Add Media menu with individual video's Add link highlighted
  9. You can re-arrange the order of videos within the right-hand sidebar by clicking and dragging the grey icons on the left of each video tab. Click the grey X on the right side of each video to remove it from the playlist. Once you are satisfied with the playlist's basic info and content, click the highlighted Save button in the bottom right.
    Location of Save command for playlist menu

How to edit playlists

To edit any playlists you own:

  1. Click Course Media on the course navigation menu. This will take you to your Media Gallery for that course.
  2. In the Media Gallery, click the grey overflow icon on the right of the screen and select the Edit option from the drop-down menu that appears.
    Grey overflow button and associated menu
  3. Click on the Playlists tab in the upper right part of the screen.
    Playlist menu link
  4. The playlist management screen should appear. Each row represents a playlist in this course's Media Gallery. Find the playlist you want to edit and click the Pencil button in that row.
    Location of edit and delete commands for playlist
  5. This will open up the same edit menu as creating a new playlist. The Set Details field will allow you to alter the playlist's basic info, and the Add Media menu will allow you to add or remove videos from the playlist. When you are finished making your desired changes, click the Save button at the bottom of the window.

How to embed playlists into Canvas course content

Media Gallery playlists can also be embedded in Pages, Assignment descriptions, and other areas of Canvas that use the rich content editor. To do so, follow the steps in our How to embed Kaltura playlists into Canvas course content article.

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