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May 12, 2023 at 10:45 am

Migration of videos to the Kaltura cloud is complete

UBC has successfully moved all Kaltura videos hosted at UBC into the Kaltura cloud. Thank you for your patience as the LT Hub video team migrated nearly 180,000 Kaltura videos during the month of April.

The team has also been running scripts to automatically update Kaltura videos embedded normally in Canvas courses (e.g., videos displayed in a Canvas module or page), so that they point to the videos’ new location in the cloud. This updating process will continue during the next several weeks, as we continue to identify the different ways that Kaltura videos have been embedded in courses.

Now we need your help in the final part of the process.

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Posted in Kaltura News

Apr 21, 2023 at 11:15 am

Improvement to how iClicker Cloud works with Canvas coming for July 2023

iClicker Cloud is an online student response system that allows you to pose questions during a class session that students answer using their computer or mobile device. On Wednesday, June 28, 2023, the LT Hub will improve how iClicker Cloud and Canvas work together by switching to a new integration.

Once you enable the new “Roster & Grade Sync” integration in an iClicker Cloud course, it will automatically add students enrolled in your Canvas course to your iClicker Cloud course. With this automation, you will no longer need students to manually join each iClicker Cloud course. Students will instead be ready to participate in iClicker-based course activities immediately after they log in to iClicker Cloud.

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Posted in iClicker Cloud News

Apr 04, 2023 at 12:15 pm

UBC not enabling Turnitin’s AI-detection feature

Turnitin is a plagiarism-prevention tool that helps check the originality of student writing. Today Turnitin is releasing a new AI-detection feature that attempts to check for text generated by AI-writing tools, such as ChatGPT. For a number of reasons, UBC has decided not to enable the new feature in Turnitin at this time.

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Posted in Turnitin News

Apr 03, 2023 at 9:45 am

Migration of videos to the Kaltura cloud is underway

UBC has begun moving Kaltura videos hosted at UBC into the Kaltura cloud, as part of Kaltura’s roadmap to improve the sustainability of the platform.

The migration will have minimal impact on courses this term. However, we strongly recommend not changing your Kaltura videos or metadata during the month of April, to avoid losing work. And if you want to save Kaltura video analytics or the previous answers that students gave to Kaltura video quizzes, you will need to download this data before April 30.

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Posted in Kaltura News

Mar 03, 2023 at 12:00 pm

Changes coming to Kaltura starting on April 1, 2023

Kaltura is UBC’s primary platform for capturing, managing, and sharing academic videos. Starting on Saturday, April 1, 2023, UBC will begin moving Kaltura videos hosted at UBC into the Kaltura cloud, to create a better video experience for you and your students.

During the current academic term, the migration will only affect when you can change your Kaltura videos. But after May 1, it will also change where your Kaltura videos are linked from and it will reset some data tied to Kaltura videos, including analytics, comments, and previous answers that students gave to quizzes.

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Posted in Kaltura News