Blackboard - Kaltura

Enable Annoto in a Channel

Enabling Annoto in a channel (course) is done via the Kaltura Channel Actions Menu.

  1. 1.
    Go to the Channel Actions menu.
  2. 2.
    In the Details tab in the Options section, select Enable in-video annotations and analytics for channel (Annoto).
Illustration: Enabling Annoto in a channel via Options
Please note: This option will be deprecated in the upcoming months. The control of enabling Annoto will be done via the Annoto Dashboard, through the preferences button. Click here to learn all about it.
For more details about when the change will happen in your organization, please contact your Kaltura POC (Kaltura POC?).

Disable Annoto on Specific Media

After you enable Annoto on your entire MediaSpace instance or for a specific channel, you can disable Annoto per media.
To disable Annoto for a specific media entry:
  1. 1.
    Select the video that you want to disable Annoto for.
  2. 2.
    Click on Actions menu, and then Edit.
  3. 3.
    Under Options Tab, check the “Disable in-video annotations and analytics for this media”.
Illustration: Disabling Annoto in a video via Options
Please note: This option will be deprecated in the upcoming months. The control of disabling Annoto will be done via the Annoto Dashboard, through the preferences button. Click here to learn all about it.
For more details about when the change will happen in your organization, please contact your Kaltura POC (Kaltura POC?).

Adding a video with Annoto

In order to use Annoto in a video within your Blackboard
1. Add the video to your Media Gallery\ My Media
2. Go to Build Content
3. Choose Content Folder
Illustration: Build Content window. Content Folder marked
3. In the Content Folder window, add the name of the activity
4. In the Text window, click on the Plus icon (called: add content):
Illustration: Content Folder window. Plus icon marked
5. In Add Content window, choose Kaltura Media
Illustration: Add Content window. Kaltura Media marked
6. Click Embed for the video you are interested in
Illustration: video repository, Embed button marked
If you want – you can choose the embed aspect ratio and the embed size, on the gear icon next to Embed icon
Annoto will be automatically added to the video.
Illustration: a video with Annoto
6. Submit the activity

Accessing Annoto Insights dashboard

The Annoto Insights Dashboard provides comprehensive analytics and insights about the users and their interactions, giving a view on how and when users interact with the video content and with each other.
To access Annoto Insights dashboard
  1. 1.
    Go to the Channel Actions menu in your Media Gallery
    The Media Gallery can be found under your Course Tools, as part of the Course Management menu
  2. 2.
    Click on Annoto Analytics
Illustration: Channel Actions menu. Annoto Analytics marked
The Annoto Analytics Dashboard is displayed.
Illustration: Annoto Analytics
Annoto analytics are available for galleries in addition to channels.
Click here to learn about the amazing analytics the dashboard provides and all the insights that can be gained from them.