End-of-the-Semester Feature Updates for Kaltura, Canvas, and Zoom
December 15, 2020
The end of each semester offers an opportunity for Technology-enhanced Learning and Online Strategies (TLOS) to implement feature updates on campus-wide tools.
Captioning video content is an essential part of creating high-quality educational resources that improve student outcomes and user engagement. Beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Dec. 21, 2020, all videos transferred from Zoom to Kaltura will receive automated machine captions generated with speech-recognition software. This feature eliminates the need to manually request captions. Machine-generated captions are not 100 percent accurate, so video owners are encouraged to review the machine captions for corrections prior to sharing videos.
On Dec. 19, 2020, the Student View feature in courses will move from a button on the right sidebar of the Home screen to an eyeglass icon at the top right of the desktop view on every page.
The previously announced move to the New Rich Content Editor (RCE) will occur on Dec. 19, 2020. The RCE update provides a condensed, intuitive toolbar for the Canvas text editor that is grouped by common icons and interactions.
Beginning on Dec. 19, 2020, Zoom recordings will revert to a 30-day retention period within the Zoom interface. Those recordings will continue to be available long-term in My Media in Canvas or at video.vt.edu. Please make sure any URLs pointing to Zoom recordings are updated.