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Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder

This document details how to use the Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder.

Related KBs:

Kaltura service terms of use
Kaltura My Media in Canvas
Kaltura Capture Guide for Students

Launching Kaltura Capture
Using Kaltura Capture
Uploading Recordings to Kaltura

***NOTE: The Kaltura Capture Desktop recorder application can be used by UWGB instructors, students, and staff to create video recordings and upload those recordings to their Kaltura My Media library. Recordings can include any combination of screen recording, webcam video, and audio - including all three at once.***

***NOTE: To use Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder, it needs to be launched through Canvas.***

Launching Kaltura Capture

1. Log into Canvas - UWGB Canvas Login Page

2. Select "Account" in the global navigation menu along the left edge of the page

3. Select "My Media."

4. Select "Add New."

5. Select "Kaltura Capture."

6. If prompted by your browser, allow the site to open the Kaltura Capture application. First time users will need to first download and install the app on their computer (see below).

screenshot of the add new menu in my media

Installing Kaltura Capture (for first time users):

After navigating to a Kaltura Capture launch point (steps 1-4 above), click on either Download for Windows or Download for Mac and follow the installation procedure outlined on this Kaltura Knowledge Center page: Downloading and installing the application. After you have installed the software, launch it from Canvas via the procedure documented above.

screenshot of the kaltura capture app download links

Using Kaltura Capture

When Kaltura Capture finishes launching, the recording setup toolbar is displayed:
Screenshot of the Kaltura Capture application recording setup toolbar


The icons in the recording setup toolbar, from left to right, are:

  • Start Recording - click the red record button to start a new recording.

  • Screen capture recording - click this icon to disable or enable screen capture for your recording. If you have more than one monitor, select which to record by clicking the caret (i.e. down arrow) next to the icon to open a preview window and input settings menu.

  • Webcam recording - click this icon to disable or enable the webcam for your recording. This will not appear if Capture does not detect your webcam. Click the caret next to the icon to view a preview of your webcam and select which camera device to record.

  • Microphone recording - click this icon to disable or enable the microphone for your recording. If you have more than one microphone device, click the caret next to the icon to select which device to record.

  • Manage - use this link to manage any recordings you have stored on your computer (e.g. delete, describe, upload, etc.). You can also change the recording resolution of your screen and camera and toggle system audio recording. You would want to record system audio in the event you were capturing other media or items with sound within your recording.

After starting a recording, a small recording panel appears in the bottom corner of your screen:

Screenshot of the Kaltura Capture application recording controls panel


The icons on the Kaltura Capture recording panel from left to right are:

  • Stop recording (square icon) - click this when you're all done recording

  • Pause recording (double vertical lines icon) - useful when taking a break or to change recorded content (e.g. switch from PowerPoint to a YouTube clip). This icon turns into the resume recording icon when a recording is paused.

  • Cancel recording (X icon) - discards any recorded material from the last time Start Recording was pressed

  • Current recording duration

  • Microphone indicator - a visual auto meter that represents the current volume of recorded sound and should move as you speak

  • Notation tools (pencil icon) - clicking this opens the notation tools menu above the recording panel (seen in the upper half of the above image). You can draw (pencil icon), make arrows by clicking and dragging (arrow icon), write text (T icon), record the mouse pointer with "clicks" indicated visually (cursor/pointer icon), move notations by clicking and dragging (4-way arrow icon), change notation color, discard/clear all notations (trash icon), and adjust the width of notations (vertical slider).

Uploading Recordings to Kaltura

Once you click Stop recording and confirm you're ready to stop, you'll be automatically taken to the Manage page. You can change the title, add a description, and any tags you want. When you are ready to upload your recording to your My Media library, select "Save and Upload" then agree to the terms of use that appear. You can monitor the progress of the upload by selecting "Go to library" and viewing the progress bar next to the video's entry in the Kaltura Capture library list. You can also just save your recording and upload it at a later date from the Manage page.

screenshot of the Kaltura Capture post-recording menu

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. To share an uploaded recording, embed it in Canvas or copy the share link from My Media.

Additional Resources

Learn more about using the Kaltura Capture app by reviewing the official Kaltura Capture User Guide.

Keywords:Kaltura, Caltura, Kultara record, video, movie, capture, desktop, screen, webcam, my media, personal, app, application, software, install   Doc ID:86819
Owner:Nathan K.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2018-10-17 10:48 CDTUpdated:2023-01-20 12:20 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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