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Kaltura Capture Guide for Students

The goal of this guide is to show you how to: 1. Download and install Kaltura Capture so you can record your presentation 2. Upload your recording to your “My Media” storage area 3. Share your recording with your instructor/class

The goal of this guide is to show you how to:
1. Download and install Kaltura Capture so you can record your presentation
2. Upload your recording to your “My Media” storage area
3. Share your recording with your instructor/class

You can reach Kaltura Capture and “My Media” through Canvas. You can also share your recording through Canvas.

Downloading and Installing Kaltura Capture

  1. Log into Canvas
  2. Click on “Account,” and choose My Media
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  3. If prompted, “authorize” Kaltura and My Media.
  4. Click on Add New and choose Kaltura Capture
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  5. If this is your first time using Capture, you will need to click on Download for Windows or Download for Mac. If you have Capture installed already, skip to step #1 in the next section.

Windows installation instructions

  • Double click on KalturaCapture_NNN.msi file. The Kaltura Capture Setup screen is displayed.
  • Click “Next” on the Welcome Screen.
  • On the “Installation Settings” screen, click Next.
  • Click “Next” to begin the installation. Click “Finish” on the final screen to complete.

Mac installation instructions

  • Click Download for Mac to download the application.
  • Click to download the .dmg file.
  • Double click the file to open it.
  • The following window is displayed.
  • Drag the Kaltura Capture application icon to the applications folder.
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Starting Kaltura Capture and Making your Recording

  1. The first time you launch Kaltura Capture, it needs to be done from Canvas. Follow steps 1-3, above. Kaltura Capture should now be running on your computer.
  2. Kaltura Capture captures EVERYTHING on your screen by default. This means that you can open PowerPoint, or any other software, and record what’s displayed on your screen as well as your voice and webcam if you choose to do so. You are making a recording of any actions as well, so if you move your mouse pointer for example, that is also recorded.

Getting ready to record and recording

  1. Ensure you are recording the correct input. Kaltura Capture can record your screen and webcam together. In the finished video, viewers can choose what to look at. If you have multiple screens/monitors, click the computer icon to choose the correct display.
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  2. To turn off the webcam or screen, click on it so it turns grey with a line through it. In the screenshot below, the screen would be recorded and the webcam is turned off.
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  3.  NOTE: The webcam preview is not visible while recording. In other words, you do not see yourself while recording. Sometimes people don't realize they've recorded their webcam until they review the recording afterward. There is no way to delete the webcam recording. 
  4. TIP: Do a test recording of a few seconds to ensure that the correct inputs are recorded and your audio is adequate.
  5. Check your microphone. You should see lines moving below the microphone icon. Click the drop down to choose a different microphone if necessary.
  6. When ready, click the red record button.
  7. When done, click the white stop button.
  8. You will be asked if you are sure you want to stop the recording. Click Yes, Stop it to confirm.
  9.  The next screen will allow you to preview the video and change the title if you wish. You can:
    1. Delete the file if you know you do not want it
    2. Save and Upload if you want to use it
    3. Save if you do not want to upload it at this time - for instance, if you do not have internet (it will remain in your Library on your computer’s storage)
    4. If you choose Save and Upload, the next screen will show the progress of your upload. If the Kaltura servers are busy, the upload may be “Pending.” After the upload, the blue link will not work.
  10. Depending on internet traffic and your own internet connection, the upload may take a while. Shorter videos take less time to upload and process in Kaltura.

Sharing your video recording

  1. Once you’ve successfully saved and uploaded your Kaltura Capture video, you’ll need to head back to
  2. Canvas to share it.
  3. Open your web browser and go to Canvas.
  4. Go to the class you need to share the video in.
  5. If you’re sharing your video in a Discussion, reply to the prompt to start your message.
  6. If you’re“handing in” your video to an Assignment, skip to step #10.
  7. Click on the blue/gray “more external tools” button, and select “My Media.”
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  8. Click the blue “</>Embed” button next to the video you want to submit.
  9. Add any other text you need to in your discussion post, then click Post Reply
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  10. If you’re “handing in” your video in an Assignment instead of posting it in a Discussion reply, you’ll want to click on the Assignment first.
  11. Click on Submit Assignment
  12. Click on the “Text Entry” tab
  13. Click on the blue/gray “more external tools” button, and select “My Media.”
    1. pic 9
  14. Click the blue “</>Embed” button next to the video you want to submit.
  15. Add any other text you need to in your assignment submission, then click Submit Assignment.




Keywords:Kaltura, Capture, recording, media, record, guide, canvas, student, how to record, movie, clip, screen, powerpoint, group, presentation, assignment, discussion   Doc ID:100713
Owner:Kate F.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2020-04-16 12:22 CDTUpdated:2020-04-16 13:04 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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