Kaltura announced as University's new media management and streaming platform

July 05, 2018

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The final phase of Penn State Information Technology’s Conferencing and Media Management program will start later this summer with the introduction of Kaltura, a new media management and streaming platform. Kaltura will provide a secure and cloud-based platform for Penn Staters to store and then stream media files through an integration with Zoom, the University-wide conferencing and video streaming service.

Bringing Kaltura to the University will meet security and user experience policies while providing a centralized solution to multiple media and file management systems currently in use. A single media management and streaming platform will reduce media storage costs to the University and improve scalability by being available to all Penn Staters. Kaltura’s demonstrated integration with Canvas, Penn State’s learning management system, and Kaltura’s own MediaSpace will allow units to create specific views and restrict content to those in the unit.

With the selection of Kaltura, Penn State will begin to move away from reliance on Adobe Connect and toward a combined use of Zoom and Kaltura for video storage and streaming for video conferencing, streaming and media storage. The transition will begin with moving Adobe Connect to a “read-only” status in December 2018, in which Penn Staters can view videos through Adobe Connect, but not upload additional or edit existing media.

A strategy has been developed to move content from Adobe Connect to Kaltura with minimal disruption to those currently using Adobe Connect. Adobe Connect will continue to be available through spring 2019.

Additional information about Kaltura's features, along with the Adobe Connect retirement, including timelines and media transition strategies, will be available soon.

Last Updated July 05, 2018