I am attempting to publish recordings from our home-grown lecture-capture system to make them available within a Blackboard course that is using the Kaltura plugin, which interacts via the KAF.
I believe I am most of the way through publishing these files to the media gallery, but that does not seem like a very organized way for students to access the files (especially as these classes will have both manually created content as well as automatically published lecture-captures), so I am investigating whether I can publish these files to a playlist available under the Blackboard course.
When I look at a playlist created from within Blackboard, I see it shows up under the category Blackboard_KAF>playlists; however of course creating a new playlist under that same category is not sufficient to link it to the class; and dumping a Playlist object retrieved through the API doesn’t show any identifiers that I can see associate it with the class (the userId and creatorId appear as ‘kmsInternalChannelPlaylistUser’.
Is there a way to programatically create a playlist, associate it with a KAF-linked course, and determine that course association via the API?
I am not involved in the Blackboard integration so I am not sure how it works but here is a thread where I explain how channel playlists work in Kaltura MediaSpace [KMS]:
I believe it works in a similar manner with Blackboard. I will ask one of the developers on that team but in the meantime, can you look at a playlist created via Blackboard and check the metadata and categoryEntry objects associated with it? This way, you’ll be able to quickly see whether it works the same way or not.
Ah, I think that link has pointed me in the right direction - the category created for the course under Blackboard_KAF>site>channels>[Blackboard Course ID] has metadata ‘channelPlaylistsIds’, whose value is the ID of the playlist. So (with the PHP client - putting out my example since I don’t find any that works with the current client):