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) and personal notetaker (teal tab). 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 to submit 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 about the features of comments, see

By default, you will receive email notifications of new comments and replies. To change your notifications, click the three bar menu and then Preferences (

There is also an activity feed where you can stay updated on the latest activity on each video:

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

Disable for a select Kaltura video

Open Kaltura Media Gallery. Select the video you want to disable Annoto for. Under the video, click Actions to open up a menu and click Edit.

Click the Options tab. Select “Disable in-video annotations and analytics for this media” and Save.

Disable for all Kaltura videos

Open Kaltura Media Gallery. Click on the three bar Options menu in the top right corner, then click Edit.

Under Options, uncheck “Enable in-video annotations and analytics for Media Gallery (Annoto)” and Save.