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Kaltura: Kaltura Capture Introduction

This will provide an overview of the Kaltura Capture software in Canvas.


What is Kaltura Capture?

Kaltura Capture is a digital recording software that is available for students, faculty, and staff. This is the preferred recording software to use in Canvas. This software enables you to record from your desktop, your webcam, or opt for just audio. 

Downloading Kaltura Capture

To download Kaltura Capture, follow the instructions available in the KnowledgeBase article titled "Kaltura: Downloading Kaltura Capture".

Using Kaltura Capture

Selecting Recording Area

Kaltura Capture allows you to record up to two desktops or one desktop and a webcam. To preview the recording areas, select the drop down arrow next to the icons. 

Select screen or camera

When the drop down is selected, you can select the screen or camera you would like to record from. 

Preview recording areas

There is also an option for recording either the full screen or a selected area if you are recording a desktop.

Record full screen or selected area.

Recording in Kaltura Capture

Begin by selecting the Big Red recording button. After you click this, the window will go away and there will be a countdown to begin the recording.

Full screen or selected area options

In the bottom right corner there a window will appear. This window has a stop button (square), pause button (red circle), cancel recording (X), and a timer.

Big Red button to record
Once you have finished your recording, select the stop button. It will ask you if you are sure you want to stop recording. Click Yes, Stop it.

Saving and Uploading

After the recording is finished a new window will appear. In this window, you will see a thumbnail image of your recording. You will also be able to title your video, add a description, and add tags so you can search for it easily.
Thumbnail of recording. Add details to your video

At the bottom, select either Save if you want the video saved in Kaltura Capture, or Save and Upload if you would like to sync the video to your My Media account in Canvas. The video will not appear on your My Media account in Canvas until the video is uploaded.

Save and Upload button

The video may take some time to upload to Canvas, so give it time. Do not close the window until the video is fully uploaded.

Accessing Kaltura Capture Videos in Canvas

You can access your Kaltura Capture recording in Canvas by clicking on the Account tab on the left control panel. Select My Media.

Account Tab and My Media

This will take you to your My Media account. You should see the video you just uploaded listed first.

My Media account area

To view and share your video, click on the name of the video. For more information about sharing your video in Canvas, see the KnowledgeBase article titled "Canvas: Embedding Media"

Click on the name of the video

To edit and add quizzes to your video, click on the pencil icon. For more information about the quiz tool, see the KnowledgeBase article titled "Canvas - Kaltura Capture Quiz Tool"

Pencil icon in upper right

Embedding Kaltura Capture Videos in Your Canvas Course

Visit Kaltura: Embedding Capture Videos KB article.

Keywordscanvas, kaltura capture, my media   Doc ID88304
OwnerMarty W.GroupUW Stout
Created2018-12-07 11:56:59Updated2023-10-12 13:12:08
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