Make a short recording with Kaltura Express Capture

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Overview

Recording with Kaltura Express Capture lets you make basic recordings in Kaltura at Indiana University. Unlike Kaltura Classroom Capture and Personal Capture, Express Capture does not require the installation of any software on your computer.

You can access Kaltura Express Capture via Kaltura MediaSpace or via Canvas.

Important:
  • Do not use Express Capture to record lectures. Express Capture is a web-based service, so any interruption in internet service could corrupt your recording, and it will not be recoverable. Use Express Capture for quick videos that are a few minutes long (such as answers to questions, explanations about how to do a homework problem, providing a review of the week, etc.), and not to record class lectures.
  • Express Capture records from your webcam only. It does not record any content you may share on your screen.

Make a recording with Express Capture in Kaltura MediaSpace

Note:
The first time you use Express Recording, you may be prompted to let your browser access your webcam and microphone. To change devices, in the top right corner of the Express Recording preview, click the Settings icon.

To use Express Capture in Kaltura MediaSpace:

  1. Log into Kaltura MediaSpace by clicking the Guest icon (Guest icon in MediaSpace or Guest button in MediaSpace). If prompted, log in with your IU username and passphrase.
  2. Click Add New, and then select Express Capture.
    Note:
    You may need to widen your screen to see all available options.
  3. To begin recording, click the red Record icon.
  4. To end your recording, click the Stop icon. You will be presented with three options:
    • Record Again: Click this to discard your recording and immediately begin a new one.
    • Use This: Click this to upload your recording to MediaSpace. After clicking, enter a title, and then click Save.
    • Save a copy: Click this to download a .webm file of your recording. For more about WebM, see The WebM Project.

After they are uploaded with the Use This option, recordings made with Express Recording behave like all other Kaltura content. They will be closed-captioned, can be published to Canvas, and can be downloaded.

Make a recording with Express Capture in Canvas

Note:
For best results, record your video from your desktop.

To use Express Capture in Canvas:

  1. In Canvas, open the tool and item where you want to embed your video. This is typically done when you are editing a page or replying to a discussion.
  2. Place your cursor where you want the embedded video to appear.
  3. In the editor toolbar, open the More menu (three vertical dots) and select the Apps icon (a power cord):

    More menu with Apps icon selected

  4. In the "Select App" window, choose Embed Kaltura Media:
    Embed Kaltura Media
  5. In the pop-up window, click + Add New, and then select Express Capture.
    Add New Express Capture
  6. A window with your webcam view will appear. If you need to select a different audio or video device, or change your audio or video settings, in the top right corner of the window, click the Settings menu (Settings menu icon).
    Note:
    You may need to widen your screen to see all available options.
  7. To begin recording, click the Record icon (a red circle) at the bottom of the video window.
  8. To end your recording, click the Stop icon (a white square) at the bottom of the video window.
  9. A preview playback of your video will begin:
    • To discard your recording and immediately begin recording a new one, click Record Again.
    • If you are satisfied with your recording, click Use This.
  10. In top right of the window that appears, click Save and Embed.
  11. Your video should appear in the Canvas editor. Select Save, Post Reply (if it is a discussion), or Next (if it is a quiz). If you see the "Media is being processed" window, you can safely select Save or Post Reply (your video will not be lost).

Get help

For help or to learn more, contact UITS Learning Spaces Support.

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Last modified on 2020-08-17 08:26:23.