Kaltura MediaSpace (video hosting)

Last updated on March 28, 2024

Kaltura MediaSpace is a cloud-based video hosting platform. Faculty, staff and students can upload media content to Kaltura MediaSpace, at which point it is automatically optimized for distribution on the web. Kaltura is integrated into Canvas, allowing you to easily manage and embed your media without leaving Canvas.


  • Must be a current UW–‍Madison faculty, researcher, staff, or student.

Getting started

Get started with Kaltura MediaSpace at mediaspace.wisc.edu. Documentation and video tutorials are available on the Learn@UW–‍Madison Kaltura MediaSpace KnowledgeBase and offer helpful information on how to get started.


Kaltura MediaSpace is available at no cost.

Key features

  • Easy-to-use interface for uploading, hosting and delivering media rich content, including instructional videos
  • Simple screen and webcam recording
  • Uploaded content can be restricted to specific campus users
  • Captions can be uploaded from 3Play or AutomaticSync or generated by Kaltura on request
    Note: machine captions do not meet accessibility requirements on their own, but people with and without disabilities can find them useful
  • Can handle larger files with ease
  • Video content is available for any online device (mobile, tablet, etc.)


The DoIT Help Desk provides instructors, staff and students with free tech support and troubleshooting help by phone at (608) 264-4357, email and chat. In-person support is also available at the DoIT Help Desk in the Computer Sciences building. Visit helpdesk.wisc.edu for hours and more information.

The Learn@UW–‍Madison team is also available to consult with instructors and instructional staff on selecting and using learning technology to improve student success. You can request a consultation by contacting the DoIT Help Desk. In addition, the Learn@UW KnowledgeBase offers helpful documents for instructors, course owners and students.

Available to

  • Faculty
  • Researchers
  • Staff
  • Students

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