Using tags to Accompany Media

Tags are useful words or phrases that accompany media in order to describe and identify the content in a meaningful way. This is especially helpful when searching for media, and will be relevant only for videos published and publicly available on media.lafayette.edu.

Creating Tags

  1. From either moodle.lafayette.edu or media.lafayette.edu, navigate to “My Media.”
  2. Select the recording for which you wish to edit the tags by clicking on it.
  3. Click the “Actions” dropdown menu and choose “Edit.”
  4. Under “Details,” you will see options to change the name of the video, add a description, and modify the relevant tags.
  5. Create new tags by typing in a word or phrase and pressing Enter.
  6. When you are satisfied with the list of tags, click [Save] to save your changes.

Generating Meaningful Tags

  •   Your target keyword should be your first tag.
  • Use broad keywords that describe the overall theme of your video. 
  • Add specific keywords that describe the topics you covered in your video as additional tags. 
  • Be sure to only include relevant topics as tags to improve searching.

Modifying Tags

  1. If you order machine-generated captions from Kaltura for your media, then tags are automatically generated based on the most commonly used phrases in the video. These phrases might not be relevant to the specific content covered in the video, so you will likely want to edit these tags.
  2. From either moodle.lafayette.edu or media.lafayette.edu, navigate to “My Media.”
  3. Select the recording for which you wish to edit the tags by clicking on it.
  4. Click the “Actions” dropdown menu and choose “Edit.”
  5. Under “Details,” you will see options to change the name of the video, add a description, and modify the relevant tags.
  6. To delete unwanted tags, click on the “X” next to the word you want to remove. Insert new tags by typing in a word or phrase and pressing Enter.
  7. When you are satisfied with the list of tags, click [Save] to save your changes.
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