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At the beginning of August the UvA made the transition from Streaming Media Service to the online video platform Kaltura. Kaltura is a sustainable state-of-the-art solution for uploading or making video or audio. All material that is still in use on the Streaming Media Service will be migrated to Kaltura in early January 2021. Within Kaltura you will have the possibility to co-own your video material with your fellow students. Follow the details about the exact course of the migration process and what this means for customizing the references to the Streaming Media Service material in, for example, Canvas.

Migration planning

Broadly speaking, the planning of the migration is as follows:

  • 4 January 2021 9 a.m.: shutting down the upload option within the Streaming Media Service
  • Early January 2021: migration of video footage to Kaltura
  • Early January - 3 May 2021: modify links in Canvas that refer to the Streaming Media Service
  • May 3, 2021: all old links to material on the Streaming Media Service no longer work
  • May 3 - July 1, 2021: reserved to fix possible errors or transfer missing files

Uploading to the Streaming Media Service no longer possible as of 4 January 2021

The migration phase starts with shutting down the upload option for the Streaming Media service. This is necessary because at the beginning of January all the material that is still in use will be migrated in its entirety to Kaltura. After the migration the material will be available in MyMedia in Kaltura and Canvas. The shutdown also means that as of January 4th no more changes can be made to the Streaming Media Service.

As of 3 May, links to video material in Streaming Media Service will no longer work

From mid-January to 3 May you have the possibility to modify links to material on the Streaming Media Service. As of 3 May, these links will no longer work, because then the Streaming Media Service will also be shut down for viewing. Do you have a large amount of links that need to be changed? Then you can count on support in modifying these links. We have an overview of all users concerned and we will contact them soon.

Manuals and more information about Kaltura

For manuals and more information on how to use Kaltura, see video.uva.nl and look under 'Help' or 'Live support' or follow this link.

Any questions?

If you currently have questions about the migration of the Streaming Media Service or Kaltura please contact streamingmedia-icts@uva.nl.