Kaltura Service Policies

Retention: UC Berkeley Kaltura Service reserves the right to delete media over six years old and/or not associated with an active CalNet ID. Please download and save any needed files before graduating from the university or before your last day of employment. Depending on your account type (staff, student, etc.), you get a small grace period before your CalNet ID becomes inactive. 

Storage: Unlimited. There is no storage limit for the Kaltura platform. 

File Upload Limit: Kaltura does not impose a file upload limit; however, many browsers restrict file uploads above 4GB. 

Supported File Types: What can I upload? See Kaltura list of supported file extensions

Copyright Ownership: Unless stipulated otherwise by contract or service agreement, UC Berkeley instructors own rights to their own instructional materials. For more info, please see UCOP Ownership of Course Materials. Please note that the Course Capture Service is governed by distinct policies

Public Sharing: All public sharing of campus media via Kaltura must adhere to copyright law (e.g., “fair use” of copyrighted materials typically do not apply to public sharing) and must be professionally captioned in accordance with our UC Berkeley Kaltura service model and Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Fair Use of Copyrighted Materials: It is up to the instructor to make the “fair use” argument. Please consult the following resources: UC Berkeley Library: Copyright Basics & Fair Use, UCOP Copyright: Shifting to Online Instruction

Note: If Kaltura gets a takedown notice (typically for public videos), the vendor will take down the video immediately (similar to YouTube). Link to vendor policy.

Video Consent: Video recordings of students (e.g. Zoom recording) should be made for restricted class use only. For further guidance, see “Do I need to get student permission to capture their video and save sessions” in Zoom FAQs.

Accessibility: Please see our Kaltura Accessibility page

FERPA/HIPAA: Kaltura is appropriate for protecting student privacy in accordance with FERPA standards. Kaltura at UC Berkeley has not been approved for sharing sensitive medical information in accordance with HIPAA standards.