Sometimes certain (video) content should only be available for a limited period of time, to facilitate this one of the features of the Kaltura video system is the option to publish your video for a limited time (by default your video is published perpetually).
To make use of this option you can either set this option during creation or afterwards by navigating to the video you wish to publish for a limited time and editing its settings.
For new video’s the option is available in the ‘Details’ page which will open after you upload a new video or create a new recording, the option to set the scheduling is found at the bottom of the page:
Or when you need to edit an already existing video, follow the following steps:
Navigate to the video.
Scroll to the bottom of the video.
Press the ‘actions’ menu to the right of the screen and choose ‘edit’.
In the ‘Details’ tab, scroll to the bottom of the page and select ‘Specific Time Frame’ and enter your schedule.
The Leiden University Kaltura video player now supports 360 videos!
How do I use this new feature?
Just upload your video the way you usually do. When the system asks you to fill in your metadata don’t forget to tag your entry with the tag ‘360’. You can, of course, add more tags. As long as the ‘360’ tag is in there.
Tagging the video this way let’s the system know it needs to use the special 360 video plugin to play your video.
Kaltura metadata entry screen
Now, when you play your video, you’ll see some minor changes to your usual video player. Notice the special ‘360 video’ watermark in the right bottom corner. This mark let’s you know you can use the special 360 enabled features!
The ‘360 video’ watermark lets you know your video is 360 enabled.
You can either use your mouse to drag the video in different directions or you can use the WASD keys on your keyboard.
We understand that navigating the University video systems and services can sometimes be a bit daunting. With this blog we hope to make a number of things a little less confusing. Please come back frequently to read up on new system functionality, procedures and other updates.
When in doubt, contact the IT servicedesk! They will register your call and make sure your request or question reaches the correct person. You can get in contact with them by phone (071 527 8888) or by email (email@example.com).
If the IT servicedesk cannot help you straight away they will forward you request to a faculty video coordinator. This person is in charge of handling all the Kaltura and weblecture related requests for their faculty.
Please refer to this list to see who your faculty’s video coordinator is.