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Downloading Your Own Videos

Here’s how to download your Kaltura videos from Canvas.

When you add a video to "My Media," it's stored in the cloud (specifically Kaltura's cloud, which is hosted by Amazon Web Services). But sometimes you might want a copy of that video file on your computer. As long as you're the owner or a co-editor of a piece of media, you can download the original quality version of a video (which Kaltura calls the "source") by just finding the right icon within the player where you edit videos. Because media owners and co-editors can only see this icon on the so-called "edit page," other users (students, co-publishers, co-viewers, etc.) aren't able to download your video using this method. The only way they can download it is if you make them co-editors or if you've enabled downloads for your video.

  1. Within Canvas, enter any of your courses and click on "My Media" in the left navigation.
  2. Find the video in question in your list of media and click the pencil icon in its row.
  3. On the subsequent page you should see a small icon in the upper right corner of the video player with a downward arrow. Click it and the source video will begin downloading to your computer.

A screenshot of the edit player, with the download button in the upper right corner circled.

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