Kaltura: A swiss knife of media tools
August 09, 2021

Kaltura: A swiss knife of media tools

Rubén Durán | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User
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Overall Satisfaction with Kaltura

Kaltura is used by our entire institution for almost everything media related:
  • Embedded in the Learning Management System- Canvas
  • Our own Youtube like media space
  • For Online Synchronous classes with Kaltura Classroom
  • With other enterprise apps
  • Kaltura Classroom is one of the best ways to teach online, including the capacity of instructors to record classes directly to the LMS
  • Integrates very well with enterprise application via strong API system
  • Cutting edge implementation of emerging technologies like 360 videos
  • Robust and flexible transcoding profiles
  • Tech Support takes a bit longer to reply
  • Better audio support
  • Could improve the basic editor
  • Better analytics from Kaltura Classroom
  • Kaltura Classroom
  • The Robust integration with our LMS
  • Robust Transcoding
  • Free Machine Captions
  • Has helped our institution augment teaching and learning by increase media usage
  • Unlimited bandwidth and storage is great return on investment
  • Increase use of Online Teaching with Kaltura Classroom, especially after COVID-19
Kaltura integration with LMS and overall support for instruction gives it a big edge over these other solutions.
For instance, While Zoom can work very well for video conferencing, Kaltura allows an unparalleled integration with the LMS, from attendance to grading.
Also, the addition of Kaltura Interactive Video is big for engagement, and not available with any other media tool.

Do you think Kaltura delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Kaltura's feature set?

Yes

Did Kaltura live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Kaltura go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Kaltura again?

Yes

Kaltura's robust API makes it a swiss knife tool for integrating with legacy applications at an institution. For instance, we have integrated Kaltura with WeVideo to support our Digital Storytelling initiative- Where students edit stories and send them to Kaltura inside the Learning Management System (LMS) for grades.

Kaltura Feature Ratings

Lead generation
7
Video personalization
10
eCommerce
7
Support for advertisements
9
Video SEO
8
Integration to Marketing Automation
Not Rated
Integration to Eloqua
9
Integration to LMS
10
Video access controls
9
User management
10
Video link sharing
9
Internal video
10
External video
9
Player customization
9
Embedded videos
9
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
10
Mobile compatibility
9
Streaming quality reports
9
Per viewer tracking
9
Per video tracking
9
Video analytics dashboard
10
On-Demand video
10
Live streaming
7
Impact of streaming on network
9
Video upload & format support
9
Video library / File management
8
Video portal
10
Audience polling
9
Audience Q&A / Live chat
8
Video comments
10