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Video Services

Leiden University Libraries is responsible for maintaining the systems that offer video services for Leiden University. These include weblectures, the Leiden University video portal and the integration of Kaltura into Blackboard.

Each faculty has a video coordinator appointed. The video coordinator is responsible for answering questions from faculty about video services. They also provide video management tasks, such as the recording and editing of weblectures or knowledge clips, uploading images in video portals and the publication of links to weblectures for inclusion in Blackboard.

Need help?

Service disruptions, error messages, questions and requests can be reported to the ISSC helpdesk ( 071-527 8888 or helpdesk@issc.leidenuniv.nl). ISSC registers the request and, if possible, tries to resolve the problem immediately. Once resolved, the help desk will notify you by mail or phone.

Functioneel Beheer Video is initially not involved in troubleshooting and performing requests. Check the Announcements at the homepage of the UBL for possible maintenance work or disruptions or take a look at the list of known issues and previous service outages.

Terms and conditions for using Leiden University's Kaltura video platform

Videos uploaded to the video portal, are initially only accessible by the user. After uploading videos can only be shared with other ULCN accounts. When a video needs to be visible for the entire university or for the public in general, a request can be made to the faculty video coordinator. 

Hereafter both the Kaltura implementation in Blackboard and the Leiden University video portal will be referred to as “Kaltura”. Please read the terms and conditions for use of Kaltura through Blackboard or the University Leiden Video Portal carefully:

  • Students and staff of Leiden University are allowed to upload videos on Kaltura, provided they own the copyright to the video (i.e. when a video is made by a person themself) or are authorized by the copyright owner.

  • It is allowed to show licensed audiovisual works through Kaltura during lectures or workshops, provided the material is protected against outside broadcast (set My Media video to "Private").

  • It is not allowed to upload medical video recordings on Kaltura without written permission of the filmed patients. In the event the persons concerned are minors, the consent of the parents or legal caregiver is required.

  • If you believe that a copyrighted video is placed on Kaltura without permission, please send an email to beheer@library.leidenuniv.nl or send us a message using the video flagging capabilities of the Kaltura video player (click on the flag on the bottom of the video player) .

  • Leiden University accepts no liability for damage arising from or connected in any way to the use of videos on Kaltura.

Visit our weblog for guides and more info!

Please visit the Leiden University Video Services weblog for more information on the workings of our video systems, user guides, system updates and more!