How to Set Up in Canvas

Annoto is fully integrated with Kaltura and Canvas. All videos uploaded or recorded on Kaltura will automatically have the Annoto enabled.

If you have not set up Kaltura yet, follow these instructions.

When you add Kaltura My Media and Kaltura Media Gallery, also add Annoto Insights to access the Annoto Dashboard from Canvas (see below tutorials on more about the Dashboard).

Screenshot of Canvas Settings with Annoto Insights, Kaltura My Media, and Kaltura Media Gallery highlighted

How to Use the Interface

The Annoto interface works as a layer on top of Kaltura videos.

On the left, you can find the chat comments (red tab), personal notetaker (teal tab), and other features that you can activate. Below the video, you can find an interactive timeline that shows when and how many comments were written. Clicking on the time tag in comments or the timeline will jump the video to the selected time. The left widget can also be minimized, closed, and sorted by Newest, Top, and Timestamp.

Example Annoto Interface with video, conversation layer, and timelin

How to Use Annoto Comments

Students and instructors can use the red chat tab for comments at the bottom of the left widget.

When comments include links to videos, a thumbnail of that video is shown in the widget. Sentiments can also be added to comments using the red + button.

Instructor comments are indicated with a graduate cap symbol. Students can choose to comment anonymously to their classmates, but the instructor will see who made the comment.

Everyone can like comments or reply to them. When an instructor likes a student comment, it is marked with a yellow medal to indicate instructor recognition.

For more on comments, see:

By default, you will receive email notifications of new comments and replies. For more about notifications, see:

How to Use Personal Notes

Click the teal tab to open your Personal Notes.

Like chat, instructors and students can write time-tagged notes at the bottom of the widget. These can  also include external links and sentiments.

Each user will only see their personal notes. These notes can be exported into a .docx or .xlsx file.

How to Disable Annoto in Kaltura Videos

Open the Annoto Insights Dashboard, either by using Annoto Insights visible on the left navigation bar through Settings in Canvas or from the three bar menu on the top right in Kaltura Media Gallery.

If you want to disable for all Kaltura videos, go directly to the Preferences tab. You can also disable Annoto for select videos by clicking on the individual videos in the Hub and then going to the Preferences tab.

Decide if you want (1) the Annoto widget with comments and notes on videos, (2) Annoto analytics via the Insights dashboard only for instructors, and (3) to disable all Annoto features:

  1. Leave the options selected or try other Presets that selects other Annoto features.
  2. De-select the options that allow students to write comments or notes (i.e., Comments, Personal Notes). You can also select Analytics from Presets.
  3. De-select all options currently enabled (i.e., Comments, Personal Notes, Analytics). You can also select Disabled from Presets.