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Kaltura Capture Guide for Students

This guide provides instructions for students on how to use the Kaltura Capture app on a personal computer to make recordings that include screen capture and/or webcam video that can be uploaded to the My Media service and shared in Canvas.

The goal of this guide is to show you how to:
You can access Kaltura Capture and “My Media” through Canvas. You can also share your recording through Canvas.

How to Download and Install Kaltura Capture

The first time you need to make a recording with Kaltura Capture on a computer, you will need to install the Kaltura Capture application on that computer.
  1. Log into Canvas
  2. Click on Account and choose My Media

    screenshot of the Canvas account menu

  3. If prompted, “authorize” Kaltura and My Media to access your Canvas account.
  4. Click on Add New and choose Kaltura Capture

    screenshot of the Add New button and menu in My Media within Canvas

  5. Click on Download for Windows or Download for Mac to download the appropriate installer for your computer.

    screenshot of the download for windows and download for mac links

  6. Run the downloaded installer from your computer's Downloads folder
    • Windows installation instructions
      1. Double click on KalturaCapture_NNN.msi file in your Downloads folder. The Kaltura Capture Setup screen is displayed.
      2. Click “Next” on the Welcome Screen.
      3. On the “Installation Settings” screen, click Next.
      4. Click “Next” to begin the installation. Click “Finish” on the final screen to complete.
    • Mac installation instructions
      1. Click Download for Mac to download the application.
      2. Click to download the .dmg file.
      3. Double click the file to open it.
      4. Drag the Kaltura Capture application icon to the applications folder.

        screenshot of the installation window on a Mac computer

Starting Kaltura Capture and Making your Recording

Starting Kaltura Capture

The first time you launch Kaltura Capture, it must be done from Canvas, and it is recommended to always launch Kaltura Capture from Canvas.
  1. Log into Canvas
  2. Click Account, then click My Media
  3. Click the Add New button then click Kaltura Capture
  4. When prompted by your browser, allow the site to open the Kaltura Capture application

    screenshot of the open application prompt in Google Chrome

  5. Depending on the speed of your computer, Kaltura Capture can take 30-90 seconds to launch and display the recording toolbar.

Making Your Recording

  1. Ensure you are recording the desired inputs. To select or deselect an input for recording, click the icon above the input's name (Screen, Camera, or Audio). Inputs with a blue icon will be recorded; inputs that have a gray icon with a line through it will not be recorded. If all inputs are selected, Kaltura Capture will record your screen and camera simultaneously along with audio from your computer's microphone. In the finished video, viewers can customize their view during playback so that either the screen capture or camera video is more prominently displayed.

    In the example screenshot below, the screen and microphone audio would be recorded and the camera would not be recorded.

    screenshot of the kaltura capture app recording input settings

  2. If your computer has multiple screens, cameras, or audio devices, you can select which device to use for each recording input by clicking the down arrow next to the input name and selecting the device in the drop-down menu.

    screenshot of the Kaltura Capture screen input settings

  3. Check your microphone by saying a few words. You should see a line moving inside of the microphone icon, which represents a basic visual audio meter. If necessary, click the down arrow next to "Audio" to select a different microphone.

    • TIP: Make a test recording of a few seconds and play it back to ensure that the correct inputs are recorded and your audio sounds good.
    • NOTEWhen recording both screen and camera at the same time, no camera preview is visible while recording. In other words, you will not see yourself while recording. Sometimes people don't realize they've recorded their webcam until they review the recording afterward, so be sure to pay attention to which inputs are selected before starting your recording.

  4. To start your recording, click the circular red record button. A on-screen timer will count down from 3 seconds and then your recording will start.
  5. While recording, a small widget with a recording timer and controls will appear in the bottom corner of your screen. When you are done recording, click the square stop button.

    screenshot of the Kaltura Caputre recording controls

  6. A confirmation window will appear and ask if you are sure you want to stop the recording. Click Yes, Stop it to confirm.
  7. The next screen will allow you to preview the video, change the title, and add an optional description and/or searchable tags. Choose one of the following options:
    1. Click the Save & Upload button to save your recording and upload it to your My Media library (recommended).
    2. Click the Save button to keep the recording in the Kaltura Capture library on your computer's local storage but not upload it to My Media at this time. (only recommended if you are not currently connected to stable high-speed internet and wish to upload later).
    3. Click Delete if you do not want to keep your recording and wish to permanently delete it.

      screenshot of the post recording screen in Kaltura Capture

  8. After clicking Save & Upload, click Yes to accept the terms of use in the pop-up window to start the upload. You can monitor the progress of the upload by clicking Go to library and viewing the progress bar next to the video's entry in the Kaltura Capture library list. When the progress bar reaches 100%, you will see a momentary notification informing you of the upload's success and the progress bar will be replaced by a "Re-Upload" button. Depending on the length of the video, internet traffic, and your own internet connection, the upload may take a while.

    • NOTE: After your video finishes uploading, the notification of success and the library entry will display a link to the video. The links displayed within the Kaltura Classroom app do not work with UW System's Kaltura implementation. To view your uploaded videos, access My Media within Canvas.
    • NOTE: After a video is uploaded to the server, it undergoes a processing step during which it cannot yet be played back. Under normal conditions, the video will be ready to play within 2-3 times the video's duration. Recently uploaded videos may initially play back with low quality as the high quality video takes additional time to process; video quality should automatically improve within 24-hours.
    • TIP: If you need to access the Kaltura Capture app's library to view and/or upload your saved-but-unuploaded recordings, the library can be opened by clicking the Manage link on the recording toolbar.

Sharing Your Video Recording

Once you’ve successfully saved and uploaded your Kaltura Capture video, you can embed it in a Canvas discussion post or a text entry assignment submission by following these instructions:

Embed in a Canvas Discussion

  1. In a web browser, navigate to the discussion in your Canvas course.
  2. Click Reply to start a new reply.
  3. Click on the rainbow pinwheel Kaltura logo button in the text editor toolbar. Alternatively, click Tools > Apps > View All > My Media.

    Screenshot of Canvas rich content editor toolbar with Kaltura icon highlighted

  4. Click the blue </> Embed button next to the video you want to embed in your discussion reply.
  5. Add any other text you need to in your discussion post, then click Post Reply.

    screenshot of an embedded video in a new Canvas discussion reply

Submit to a Canvas Assignment

  1. In a web browser, navigate to the assignment in your Canvas course.
  2. Click on Start Assignment.
  3. Click on the Text Entry tab.
  4. Click on the rainbow pinwheel Kaltura logo button in the text editor toolbar. Alternatively, click Tools > Apps > View All > My Media.
    Screenshot of the Canvas rich content editor toolbar with the Kaltura button highlighted
  5. Click the blue </>Embed button next to the video you want to submit.
  6. Add any other text you need to in your assignment submission, then click Submit Assignment.

Get a Shareable Link for Your Video

If you need to share your video outside of Canvas, you can obtain a link to your video that anyone can view by following the instructions in this article: Kaltura - Getting a Shareable Link for a My Media Video



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Owner:Kate F.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2020-04-16 11:22 CSTUpdated:2021-12-03 11:43 CST
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