Kaltura Drexel Streams -- Adding Media to Bb Learn via Kaltura or Drexel Streams


Kaltura Drexel Streams is the recommended video and audio repository for Bb Learn or any Drexel videos. One Kaltura audio or video file in Bb Learn can be shared in multiple different Bb Learn course sections, conserving server storage space. And Kaltura video is easily playable by students and instructors in the major internet browsers.


  • Do NOT link to Zoom cloud recordings! They are deleted in 18 weeks.
  • ONLY use Kaltura Drexel Streams when uploading videos to Bb Learn.
  • Do NOT upload videos directly to Bb Learn!
    It slows down Bb Learn & costs the university MUCH more money.

Simple Instructions

  1. Go to your Bb Learn course section.
  2. Enter a "Week" or other content area.
  3. Click "Build Content" > "Kaltura Media."
  4. Wait 5-10 seconds.
  5. Select your video.
    Click "+Add Media" and upload media.

  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Example of a content area.
Many content areas are "Week 1" or "Week 2" or similar.

Content Area example 1.png

More In-Depth Instructions

Video Tutorials on using Kaltura or Drexel Streams

Uploading Directly to Drexel Streams -- Playable by Anyone with Link

Video Assignments in Bb Learn

Student Instructions

Allow Download of Videos

Light Video Editing in Kaltura Drexel Streams

Drexel ITG Resources

Other Useful Topics


Check the status of the Kaltura service at the website below.

If you have issues uploading, try the following.

  • Simply try again.
  • Try in a different web browser.
  • If the video is more than 1 GB, try splitting the video into 2 parts.
  • Use free Handbrake app to convert the video to a smaller size & widely accepted formats (as well as encoding)
    Handbrake -- Smaller Video File Size or Converting Video
  • If working from home...
    At least 25 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload are recommended, if possible.
    Slower upload speeds could lead to timeouts with very large video files.

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