Add a YouTube Video to "My Media"


Kaltura allows users to add YouTube videos to their media repository ("My Media"). It's a nice way to kind of "bookmark" YouTube videos in Kaltura.

This tutorial applies to all Kaltura users (instructors, students, staff, etc.). YouTube entries can be added to "My Media" in both Canvas and MediaSpace.

Critical Concepts

Steps to Take

View our video tutorial on how to do this in Canvas below, or read the text-based instructions further down. 

In CanvasIn MediaSpace
  1. Log into Canvas.
    1. Go to
    2. Enter your active directory credentials.
  2. Get to the "Add YouTube" page. 

    1. Within Canvas, click My Media in the left navigation.
    2. Click Add New and select YouTube from the menu.
  1. Log into MediaSpace.
    1. Go to
    2. Click the profile icon at the top right of the page and select Login.
    3. Enter your active directory credentials.
  2. Get to the "Add YouTube" page. 

    1. Click + Create at the top of the page.
    2. Click YouTube.
  1. Copy the YouTube video's URL to your clipboard.
  2. Paste the URL of the YouTube video you want to add in the text field and click Preview. The page should repopulate with the video's information, and the video preview will likely autoplay.
  3. Edit any of the information that has auto-populated the page (such as name, description, and tags) as desired.
  4. Click Save at the bottom of the page.

The YouTube video will now be an entry within "My Media." You can publish and embed it the same way you can with any other piece of media, and even layer an in-video quiz on top of it. 

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