ICET QuickGuide: Uploading File from Kaltura to a Discussion Topic

Discussion topics can accommodate many types of files.  Most common are text files.  Audio and video files can also be added as a discussion post too.  These files should first be uploaded to Kaltura. Click here for directions to upload a media file to Kaltura.


  • Desire2Learn NetId/Password
  • A file already uploaded to Kaltura


  1. Log into Desire2Learn.
  2. Select the course that has the discussion required to use.
  3. Select More/Discussions.
  4. Click on the Topic of the discussion where to post the video. 
  5. Type in an appropriate Subject description.

Discussion Post Window
New message details

  1. Under Message, make sure the Basic tab is selected.
  2. Point to the last icon on the toolbar. It should show the text Insert Stuff.     ​Insert Stuff Icon
  1. On the left side of the window, select Kaltura.  

Insert Stuff Kaltura Window
Insert Stuff

  1. In the search box, type in the name of the video and click Search
  2. Select the video file to upload.
  3. Add text in the Compose box if required or necessary.
  4. Click Insert.
  5. After the window closes, click Post.

If you need further assistance, contact or phone 608.342.1792

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