Kaltura has an improved and more accessible player for the coming academic year.
The player provides an Interactive Transcript feature that can be displayed or hidden. Students can play the video and follow the transcript. The text is highlighted as the video plays.
Students can search for a specific word or term and select to navigate straight to that location in the video. They can also download a text file of the transcript.
Interactive Transcript features are common to media players and you will find them in Teams, Zoom and LinkedIn Learning. Students have said that they enhance learning from a recording, e.g. for recap or revision. They are used by some disabled students as an assistive technology.
To improve the readability of the captions on the videos, students will be able to increase the font and change the colour and background of the Kaltura captions.
Control the playback
Students can continue to change the playback speed of the video. Students can use this to move quickly through the parts of the content that they understand and to slow down to review new concepts.
Create Video Resource
To maximise students’ experience with the new Kaltura player we recommend that you add your videos to your Moodle modules using the Video Resource.
You will find the Video Resource in the Resources and Recommended tabs of Moodle’s new activity chooser.
Kaltura player availability
The improved player will be available from Monday 5 July. This blog is part of our series What’s New in Moodle 3.9.