Once a video is processed in Kaltura, both students and instructors can take advantage of the system’s functionalities. One such tool is Annoto, which allows for viewers to provide time-stamped comments on Kaltura videos. Some of its advantages include:

  • Students can interact with each other and collaborate with ideas
  • Instructors can comment on key points
  • Instructors can provide feedback and reply to student commentary
  • Students can take private notes within course videos
  • Annoto can provide powerful analytics on video usage

Yet, despite these strengths, Annoto can sometimes be cumbersome for viewers, and instructors may want to disable the feature.

Disabling Annoto on an Individual Video

  1. Go to your Canvas course and click on the “Kaltura My Media” option in your left-hand navigation column.
  2. Locate the video in which you want to disable Annoto.
  3. Click on the “pencil” icon associated with the specified video.
  4. You will be directed to a video editing page. Locate the “Options” tab running below the video frame. Click on it.
  5. Under the “Options” tab, you will find a field specific to Annoto. Should you want to disable Annoto for this particular video, click the box next to “Disable in-video annotation and analytics for this media.”
  6. Click the “Save” button.

Disabling Annoto in an Entire Media Gallery

  1. Go to your Canvas course and click on the “Kaltura Media Gallery.”
  2. Locate the “Options” icon in the upper right-hand corner. Click on it.
  3. A dropdown menu should appear. Select the “Edit” option.
  4. You will be directed to the “Edit Media Gallery” page. Locate the “Options” option.
  5. Disable the “Enable in-video annotations and analytics for Media Gallery (Annoto)” option.
  6. Click the “Save” button at the bottom of the page.