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Blackboard - Kaltura

Enable Annoto in a Channel

Enabling Annoto in a channel (course) is done via Annoto Dashboard's Preferences.

Accessing the dashboard

To access Annoto Insights dashboard in your Blackboard:
  1. 1.
    Go to the Kaltura's Channel Actions menu
  2. 2.
    Click on Annoto Dashboard
Illustration: Channel Actions menu. Annoto Dashboard option
The Annoto Analytics Dashboard is displayed:
Illustration: Annoto Analytics

Enabling Annoto in a channel/course

  1. 1.
    In the Annoto Dashboard click on the Preferences tab
  2. 2.
    Choose the features you want to enable in the course videos (either by using the toggle or by choosing a preset):
Illustration: Enabling Annoto in a channel by choosing its features
The chosen features will apply on all course videos that were uploaded by Kaltura

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.
    In the Annoto Dashboard click on the Hub tab
  2. 2.
    Select the video that you want to disable Annoto for (you can search by video title).
  3. 3.
    Go to the Preferences tab of this video view:
  4. 4.
    Set the features you want for this video (you can use a preset, such as "Disabled" or "Analytics" or even enable only the personal notes for this video)
Illustration: Disabling Annoto in a video via Video's Preferences

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.
6. Submit the activity
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 comprehensive analytics the dashboard provides and all the insights that can be gained from them.