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You can use several video tools for remote teaching, namely Kaltura Live Room, Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Want to know which tool is best for your situation? Check out a handy comparison of all tools. Or ask SOLO for advice.

Below you can read more about the different videotools.

The following instructions will help you with the further preparations of your hybrid class with Zoom, Kaltura Live Room or MS Teams.


Kaltura Live Room

  • Read the instructions about creating a Kaltura Live Room via Brightspace or via the videoportal. 
  • If you have made a recording, after processing time it will be automatically added to the Kaltura Media Gallery of the Brightspace course or to the channel on the video portal. The person who starts the recording is the owner of the video and will also find it in the personal Kaltura My Media afterwards. The video owner can edit the Kaltura video and place it in the Brightspace course content

MS Teams

Follow the instructions below to setup your videotool in a classroom.

1.  Check the webcam placement, making sure you are in view when presenting. The closer the camera is to you the better for both image and audio quality. You can rotate the camera to bring the in-class students into view during an interactive part of the lecture.

2.  Login to the video tool. You will need to use your phone for MFA authorisation.

MS Teams

  • Use the Microsoft Teams web version (the desktop app doesn't work on the Presentation Point PC's in the PdlC).
  • Log in on https://office.com, using your ULCNusername@vuw.leidenuniv.nl.
  • Open Teams and go to your Calendar to access and start your scheduled meeting. 


  • Open the Zoom desktop app via the Windows search bar.
  • Select Sign In with SSO.
  • Enter universiteitleiden in the textbox and click Continue.
  • Log in with your ULCN.
  • Navigate to the Meetings tab to access and start your scheduled meeting.

Kaltura Live Room

  • Use Chrome to go to brightspace.universiteitleiden.nl. Login with your ULCN.

  • Navigate to your Brightspace course.

  • In the blue navigation bar, choose Course Tools and then Kaltura Media Gallery.

  • Select Launch Live Room to start your meeting.

3.  Project the videotool via the beamer if you want the online participants to be visible in the classroom. Use the video tool’s ‘Share screen’ function to share any content you want to show to in-class and online students.  
4.  Log out of all programs and browsers afterwards!

More tips

  • To avoid echoes open the videotool on one in-class device only and mute yourself before you start playing a video. 
  • Close the chat, participants, notes and playlist panel when you no longer need them. This way you leave more space for your presentation or document. 
  • Use F11 to enter (and exit) full-screen mode. 

Videos can be easily shared with students via the university video platform Kaltura. This can be done in two ways: you can post videos in your Brightspace course, or you can post videos in a private channel on the video portal and give students access to this channel. 

Videos are offered streamed and do not need to be downloaded by the student. There is no visible download button on Kaltura videos unless the owner actively turns this on in the video settings. 

Option 1. Upload videos and make them available in Brightspace.

Option 2. Upload videos and share them through the video portal

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