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Hurricane Harvey Stories: Strengthening a Community

By Rubén Durán On August 27, 2017, Hurricane Harvey struck Houston. The storm brought destruction, loss, tragedy, and turmoil to many in the Houston community.  At Houston Community College, many of us were affected on a personal level. We’ve long made it our mission to engage not only our student body, but our community at

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Creating a Standalone Video Page

Kaltura offers a lovely viewing experience in the MediaSpace video portal, including recommended videos, comments, your organization’s header bar, and more. But did you know that you can also customize an individual entry’s landing page to create a standalone page with a single video on it? Enabling Entry Page Design The first step is for


Why Community Colleges Are Turning Away from YouTube

Community colleges have always faced a unique set of challenges. From a large non-traditional student population with non-standard schedules to a large number of instructors who sometimes have some very high turnover, community colleges need to be far more flexible than their four-year college colleagues. As technology has changed how students approach education, this challenge has

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Academic Institutions: Don’t Put Out an RFP Without These Key Questions!

Writing an RFP for a video platform is hard. At Kaltura, we see many of them and we’re happy to share some of the knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years. So, without further ado, here’s a list of questions that you, an employee at an academic institution putting together an RFP for an educational video

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Living in the Post-Text Future

We’ve said for a while that the future is video. It’s more efficient and more compelling than text. Earlier this week, the New York Times agreed with us. In an article called “Welcome to the Post-Text Future,” Farhad Manjoo writes,  …we have only just begun to glimpse the deeper, more kinetic possibilities of an online


Kaltura’s Compliance with the GDPR

Q: What is the GDPR? A: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is an act of EU legislation intended to give individuals greater control over their personal data while harmonizing and strengthening privacy law across EU countries. The European Parliament approved the GDPR on April 14, 2016, and its requirements will become mandatory across the


Installing a Lecture Capture System? Consider These People First.

by Wayne Andrews Are you a university planning to install a new lecture capture system? This is an increasingly common question facing schools of all sizes today, but before making any big decisions—and if you want to do it right—you should start by identifying the needs of the people who will actually be using the


How to Win a Hackathon

Hackathons are fun, short, intense events where a bunch of geeky developers come together to compete over creating cool software. It’s about participation, collaboration and the joy of creation. But you also want to win.  In my first such experience, our team lost – or at least didn’t come among the top four entries. In

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Adventures in CaptureSpace: Creating Self-Service Video Spaces for Pennies

By Russ Lichterman Russ Lichterman at Wilmington University joins us today to share his experience creating a simple self-service video studio. These studios could be used by students or faculty. At Wilmington University we’ve had amazing success with adoption of the Kaltura platform by our students and faculty.  The KAF integration with our LMS allows for simple video


Implementing Agile Methodologies in a Professional Services Organization

This is the second post in a series about Kaltura’s Professional Services practice. For an introduction to our group and what we do, take a look at the first post: “Professional Services and You: What Do Professional Services Do, Anyway?”. Introduction Kaltura’s Professional Services department works with our larger clients to ensure a smooth integration