Q. How can students upload video and audio to NILE?


In the video below Learning Technologist Al Holloway, explains how students can upload video to NILE using our media server Kaltura.


Students can upload video and audio files to NILE in standard (non-Turnitin) submissions, blogs and discussion boards using our own streaming media server called Kaltura.

Both staff and students can log in to Kaltura (MediaSpace) at https://video.northampton.ac.uk/ using their NILE login details. 

However they will require guidance on how to upload files as they often mistakenly click the 'Browse my Computer' option and attempt to upload the file directly to NILE, the problem here is two-fold; firstly the files are often too big and uploads will fail due to browsers timing out before the upload is successful, and secondly this method requires the staff to download the file manually to view on their local machine which is time-consuming and unnecessary. 

Using Kaltura is preferable to Youtube as students have a safe and supported environment to keep their work which does not require them to set up a personal account on a social media platform.


Uploading video and audio - formats

Most video files are accommodated including .mp4 / .avi / .qt / .mp3 / .wav
However Kaltura will not accept Windows Media files (.wma) or some other files (such as .m4a)

When possible students should encode their videos to a H.264 file at 4000kb/s, as this will reduce the file size but provide a good quality image. 


The student guide below includes the following topics:

  • Introduction to MediaSpace
  • Upload your video to MediaSpace
  • Submit your file for assessment via NILE



  • Last Updated Nov 03, 2017
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  • Answered By Learning Technologists

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