Using Kaltura via the TTU Media Portal

The TTU Media Portal is the home page for public-facing videos at Tennessee Tech, powered by the Kaltura Media Platform. The Kaltura Media Platform allows all users the ability to create, manage, and share various pieces of media including video and audio files. From the TTU Media Portal, you will be able to upload existing media files, create recordings, and make quizzes out of existing videos. In addition to creating Media the TTU Media Portal is unique in that it is the only place you can get a public link to one of your videos.

As we expand the rollout of this service we will add online communities and channels for sharing media with students, faculty, and staff on the TTU campus.

To sign into the TTU Media Portal

Go to media.tntech.edu and select the Guest link in the upper right-hand corner of the page of the TTU Media Portal page. Choose Login and enter your TTU account credentials.

Login button for the TTU Media Portal

After logging in you should have several options including, but not limited to, My Media, My Playlists, and My History under your name in the corner. The most important of those options is My Media.

My Media

My Media is where all the media you have uploaded to Kaltura and have been granted access to is stored. When you upload a video or image into Kaltura, it will be stored in My Media. The My Media homepage has the most up to date information about the all the awesome things you can do from My Media, including creating, editing, and downloading media and all the various analytical information you can get from your media.

MY MEDIA HOMEPAGE

Sharing videos via a link

We understand there are many circumstances where you might want to get a link to a video you have uploaded into Kaltura and share it with the world. The TTU Media Portal allows you to do that.

In the TTU media portal, videos can have 1 of 3 different statuses.

  • Private
  • Unlisted
  • Published 

Private videos are only visible to the owner of the video unless embedded using the provided embed code.

Unlisted videos are detailed more below.

Published videos are ones that are available to the public on the media.tntech.edu homepage. Currently, only the Office of Communication and Marketing can publish videos on this portal in this way.

You can change the status of your media by clicking on the thumbnail of the media, going to the Actions menu in the bottom right of the video and then choosing Publish.

Unlisted

A video that has been marked as Unlisted can be shared through links but will not be visible on the main TTU Media Portal homepage. This link can be shared via email or placed on a website and anyone with access to the link can watch the video. 

Getting a link to your video

After marking your video Unlisted you can then get a link to the video in My Media. You can get the shareable link by clicking on the video you want to share. After clicking on the video scroll past the video and you should see a share tab. Under this tab, you will get a shareable link as well as embed code for embedding your video into other websites.