When working with Kaltura you may hear or see a lot of abbreviations, so to make understanding these a bit less painfull we have made a list of the most used ones.
|API||Application Programming Interface||An interface programmers can use when integrating their own systems with Kaltura.|
|KMC||Kaltura Management Console||The Management Console where admins can have an overview over all the content that are in Kaltura.|
|KMS||Kaltura MediaSpace||(or just MediaSpace) it the YouTube like portal/CMS where users usually access to use the features of Kaltura.|
|KAF||Kaltura Application Framework||KAF's are specially tailored combinations of KMS and API that is setup to work with a partikular 3rd party CMS/LMS (ex. Canvas, Moodle, Blackboard etc..) that uses the LTI standard|
Application Programming Interface
When writing code that utilises the Kaltura API the client needs to use
https://api.kaltura.nordu.net as the API-endpoint, Additionally there is a API-test-console available at https://api.kaltura.nordu.net/api_v3/testme/ whew you can also find an API-client written in PHP and some api documentation.
We can (on request) provide libraries for other programming languages as well.
Kaltura Management Console
The Management Console is where admins are able to change some of the more generel settings of Kaltura, rearrange categories, bulk-operations etc.
The managemen console is available at https://kmc.kaltura.nordu.net/
The MediaSpace is the web-page that is publicly available (even though it can be locked down, so only registered users are able to use it). MediaSpace is available on a per-instance defined url, an example of a MediaSpace can be seen here: https://video.nordu.net
The MediaSpace have it's own settings, these are located at https://DOMAIN_NAME/admin in there are site-speciffic settings like authentication backend (SAML, LDAP, etc) including role definitions. There are some modules that require certain roles to be able to use, these are changeable and we recommend that you go through all the modules the first time you configure a KMS.
Kaltura Application Framework
For almost all intends and purposes the KAF acts the same as the KMS, it also have an admin page and you are able to configure different aspects of how the users access the portal through your LMS.
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