Replace a Kaltura Video


Kaltura allows users to replace the video source behind an entry. This allows you to preserve all of the original entry's metadata (title, description, tags, etc.). This can be particularly handy if you've embedded the video on a web page somewhere, since replacing the video will prevent you from having to re-embed it. 

These instructions apply to all Kaltura users at UCSD with active directory credentials (instructors, students, staff, etc.). 

Videos can be replaced in Canvas as well as in MediaSpace.

Critical Concepts

Things to keep in mind:

A screenshot of the edit player, with the status "replacement in progress" circled.

Steps to Take

Whether you're in Canvas or MediaSpace, you'll need to get to "My Media."

In CanvasIn MediaSpace
  1. Log into Canvas.
    1. Go to
    2. Enter your active directory credentials.
  2. Within Canvas, click My Media in the left navigation.
  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. Click the profile icon again and select My Media.
  1. Find the video in question and click the pencil icon on the right side of its row.
  2. Click Replace Media under the video preview.
  3. Click Choose a file to upload.

A screenshot of the "replace media" tab.

  1. Select the video on your computer that you want to upload.
  2. Wait for the upload to complete, then click Approve Replacement. You'll see a message at the bottom of the screen that indicates that your media is being processed.

A screenshot of the "approve replacement" button.

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