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How to Create a Kaltura Media Playlist in Canvas

A Kaltura media playlist lives in a Media Gallery, so you need to go there to create one. Here are the specific steps.

Playlists are created within the Media Gallery.

  1. A screenshot of the "edit media gallery" menu options.Within Canvas, enter the course in which you want to create the playlist and click "Media Gallery" on the left side of the screen.
  2. Click the "Channel Actions" icon near the top right of the screen. It looks kind of like a hamburger - three horizontal lines.
  3. Select "Create channel playlist" from the menu that appears.
  4. In the "Create Playlist" window, give your playlist a title. Description and tags are optional.
  5. Click "Add." A little bar at the top of the webpage may animate for a moment - be patient. You'll come to a new window that shows your new playlist's title and tags, and allows you to add videos to the playlist.
  6. Locate a video you want to add in the list of your media on the left side of the screen and then click the plus icon next to it.
  7. Add any other videos you want in the same way.
  8. Click "Go to Media Gallery" at the top right of the screen.

Your video playlist now exists within your course's Media Gallery and is immediately visible to students. (No publication is necessary.)

If you want to remove students' access to the playlist, you'll need to delete the playlist entirely.

Have additional questions about video? Contact Multimedia Services at