Setting a Thumbnail for a Kaltura Video


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A thumbnail is an image that is displayed in the My Media Gallery and video player prior to playing the video.


  1. From the D2L My Home page, select My Media.
    Select My Media from the D2L My Home Page
  2. Locate the video you wish to set a thumbnail for​.Select Edit.
    Select Edit
  3. Click the Thumbnails Tab.
    Select the Thumbnails tab.
  4. Choose an option for adding a thumbnail to the video:
    • Upload Thumbnail: Upload a thumbnail from your desktop and use it as the default thumbnail.
    • Capture: Use the player to seek the frame you would like to use as your default thumbnail and then click the Capture button.
    • Auto-​Generate: Select one thumbnail from ten automatically generated thumbnails of the video and set it as the default thumbnail.
      Select to Upload, Capture or Aut-generate a thumbnail image.
  5. Follow the on-​screen prompts for completing the selected option.

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at lcc_​elearning@​lcc.​edu, or by phone at (517) 4831839.

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