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Record a screen capture using Kaltura Capture

Getting Started

Kaltura Capture is a desktop recording and capture tool for easy creation of videos.

  • What is required: A D2L Brightspace account and a webcam or a headset microphone

Kaltura Capture has a simple user interface to record your screen. You can capture multi-stream recordings, easily record Powerpoint Presentation, or capture your screen.

With Kaltura Capture application, you have ability to capture the screen, a camera, and the audio inputs. To create a recording of a camera and the screen, all you need to do to start recording is click the big red button. After a short countdown the recording will start.


Video Tutorials

  1. General Walk through Video
  2. How to Install the Kaltura Capture Application
  3. How to Set the Recording Options in Kaltura Capture
  4. Getting Started with Kaltura Capture Application
  5. How to Set and Create a Presentation Recording with Kaltura Capture

Part I: Using My Media

Step 1: Installing Kaltura Capture

Please note minimum system requirements to setup Kaltura Desktop Application, Windows 7 to 10, 64-bit and above, Mac 10.10 to 10.13.
The Kaltura Capture application needs to be downloaded and installed once. It will automatically launch after that if you save the default settings.

Download Kaltura Capture:

  1. Log in to your D2L Brightspace
  2. From My Home page, click MyMedia from the navigation
    • If it is your first time, you will need to check the box and continue with the agreement statement
  3. Click Add New button and choose Capture. If it is your first time, you will need to choose what OS to download: Windows or Mac

MyMedia New button

Option 1: Installing for Windows
  1. Click Download for Windows to download the application.
  2. Double click on the msi file. The Kaltura Capture setup screen is displayed.
  3. Click Next on the welcome screen. On the initializing setting screen, click Next.
  4. If you would like to change the location of your stored recordings, enter the new location in the recordings folder field.
  5. Click Next to begin the installation, click Finish on the final screen to complete it. The Kaltura Capture desktop recorder software is now installed and ready to be used.
  6. Click My Media from the navigation inside Brightspace. Click the Add New button and choose Capture to start using it.
  7. Choose Kaltura Capture from the Launch Application window, check the box to remember your default, and click the Open link button.
    Launch Kaltura Capture application
Option 2: Installing for Mac
  1. Click Download for Mac to download the application.
  2. Double click on the DMG file to open.
  3. The window will appear. Drag the Kaltura Capture application icon to the Applications folder.
  4. Click My Media from the navigation inside Brightspace. Click the Add New button and choose Capture to launch Kaltura Capture.
Step 2: Setting up options

Once you launch Kaltura Capture, the Kaltura Capture recorder is displayed. The Kaltura Capture recording tool includes, recording button. Press the red button to start your recording screen and camera preview. Once you choose one of the options below, we recommend you to run a recording test to make sure everything is in order before you actually do your recording.

Setting up options

There are some options to configure settings for each one of them, including your audio. You can easily record any combination of screen and camera. Kaltura Capture provides several recording options:

Option 1: One screen recording

When choosing this option, the screen settings are set to the highest quality available by default. So you can just start recording.

If you would like to change the screen or use two screens, click on the arrow next to the screen icon. You can see that the input default resource is the built in screen and the screen drop down menu includes a list of all connected screens. Select the screen you’re going to record from.

You will have options to choose the Full Screen recording or Select Area of the screen to record.

One screen recording option

Option 2: Two screens recording

Once you’ve selected the first screen, click on the arrow next to the camera icon and choose the second screen from the drop-down menu. The screen icon will then display automatically instead of the camera icon.

Kaltura Captuere Two screens recording

Option 3: Webcam recording

When choosing this option, the camera settings are set to the highest quality available by default. So you can just start recording.

If you’d like to change the camera input, click on the arrow next to the camera icon, select the webcam input source you’re going to record from the drop-down menu.

To record two cameras, after you’ve selected the first camera click on the arrow next to the screen icon and choose the second camera connected.

If you’d like to record from just one camera input, make sure to disable the second input.

Kaltura Capture Webcam recording

Option 4: Audio recording only

When choosing this option, note that the audio input default resource is your built in microphone. The fallback is USB or jack mics. Audio settings are set to the highest quality available by default, so you can just start recording.

If you’d like to change the audio input, click on the arrow next to the microphone icon, select the audio source you’re going to record from the drop-down menu.

If there’s more than one microphone connected, select the microphone you want to record from. Be sure to disable the other inputs if you’d like to capture audio only.

Kaltura Capture Audio recording only

Option 5: Capture both the screen and webcam.

When choosing this option, both the camera and screen settings are set to the highest quality available by default. So you can just start recording.

If you’d like to change the camera or screen inputs, just follow the same steps as before and change the input source using the drop-down menu of each input.

Step 3: Options while Recording
Annotate recording

When recording you can scribe, doodle or annotate the screen recording using a variety of tools. Click on the Pencil icon to engage the annotation palette.

Scriding options

Pause recording

You can pause the recording by clicking on the red circle

Kaltura Record Pause

Cancel recording

By clicking on the gray X, you can cancel the recording. Note, that you will be prompt in with the confirmation box.

Recording control X button

Stop recording

By clicking on the white square, you can stop the recording. You’ll be prompted with a confirmation box if you want to stop the recording or not. If yes, the recording will be completed.

Recording Controls

Step 4: Finish Recording
  1. Click the white square button to stop the recording and choose Yes, stop it to confirm.
  2. You can preview the video by clicking the Play button (grey triangle) below the video preview.
    • If you choose Option 5 on Step 2: Capturing both the screen and webcam, on the recording preview you can see the two streams: of the screen and the camera. You can also choose how you want to view them, picture in picture, side by side, or maybe focus on a specific stream.
      switching video streams
  3. You can choose to Delete and start over with your recording.
  4. If you’re satisfied with your recording, enter the appropriate title for your video. Add tags using keyword, separate each word by pressing the Enter or Return key on your keyboard (i.e. your course, video topic, your name, etc.) so that your video can be easily search later.
    Save & Upload Capture Recording
  5. Click the Save & Upload button. Your video will be uploaded to Kaltura streaming server. It will take time depending on video length and your internet connection.
  6. Click X on the top right corner to close the Kaltura Capture application.
Step 5: Exit Kaltura Capture

Even though previously you already closed Kaltura Capture application, it is still running on the background.

To completely exit the Kaltura Capture application, go to the Taskbar and Navigation Properties box. Right-click on the Kaltura Capture icon, select Quit to exit the application.
Exit Kaltura Capture Application

To hide or show Kaltura Capture, select show or hide. Note that hiding the application means that you are still logged in.

Step 6: Adding a video to your course

Your video recording may not be available right away. Depending on video length and your internet connection, your video may still being processed in Kaltura. Come back at a later time to check and follow the guide (Option 1 and 1a or Option 2 and 2b) to Embed from My Media using the Insert Stuff.

my media: kaltura processing screen

Part II: Managing video in My Media

Option 1: Caption your video recording

Your video will automatically captioned using automatic captions generated by machine. Note that they clearly aren’t the same as human transcription so you may need to revised and edited to ensure they are 100% accurate. Captions can be easily added to any videos in your My Media library. Depending on the length of the video, it should process the captions in less than 1 hour.

Normally you don’t have to do these steps since the caption will be done automatically. If you don’t see it yet, you can add caption manually or choose a specific language for your caption. To add captions to one of  your videos:

  1. Go to My Media link from the D2L Homepage navbar
  2. Click on the video title that you want to add caption
  3. Click the Actions drop-down menu and select Caption & Enrich
    my media's action menu: caption & enrich
  4. On the Caption & Enrich page, if you see the caption is on “Pending” status because the caption will be automatically generated, then you should stop here and just want until the caption becomes available. When the auto caption process is done, the status will be changed to “Completed.” If your media is using another language than the default English, you follow the next step to order the caption manually
    my media: caption & enrich screen
  5. Click the +Order button
  6.  Under Source Media Language, choose English, unless your recording is using another language (Arabic, Cantonese, English, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, or Spanish)
  7. Click on the Submit button
Edit caption

Learn more how you can edit captions on your own.

Note: For accommodation needs to correct your captions, please contact Supada Amornchat. These videos must be self produced and meant to be used more than three terms.

Option 2: Changing Media Owner and add Collaborators

The person who uploads the media to Kaltura will be the default owner. There can only be one owner per media. Media owner can change or transfer to someone else. You can also add co-editors, co-publishers, or co-viewers to a media.

Collaborator types and permissions:

  • Co-Editors – can edit the entry’s details and metadata, trim media, replace media, edit captions, edit chapters and edit slides. Co-editors cannot delete media or add new co-editors and co-publishers. Co-editors can see the analytics page for the media they co-edit.
  • Co-Publishers  – can publish media to their entitled Categories or Channels. This option must be enabled by your KMS administrator for this tab to display. Group support may be enabled for the Media Collaboration features. When enabled, you can select groups that may be assigned as co-editors/publishers for an entry.
  • Co-Viewers – are only able to view media and do not have editing permissions, nor are they allowed to view unlisted entries, unless they are also co-publishers or co-editors of that entry.

Learn how to change media owner or add collaborators.

Part III: Edit your video recording

Kaltura Video Editing Tools allow you to clip or trim media, chop and splice media, add/edit quizzes, and add hotspots.

The video may not be available right away, depending on the length of the recording. So you will need to check back later before you can edit it. Once the video is fully uploaded into My Media, you can perform some basic editing by opening the Video Editor function.

  1. Log in to your D2L Brightspace
  2. From My Home page, click MyMedia from the navigation
  3. Click on the media’s Edit icon on the right of the video, then click the Launch Editor button
    Launch Editor button
    OR Click on the video thumbnail, then select Launch Editor from the ACTIONS drop-down menu
Option 1: Video Editor Tab

You can trim and clip a part from the beginning or the end, or chop and splice a section in the middle of your media, like an intermission or a technical glitch. You can also add Zoom in/out and Fade in/out for video effect.

Option 2: Quiz Tab

Note: We do not fully support this functionality at this time.

Interactive Video Quizzing seamlessly embeds multiple choice questions at any point in a video. You can easily add your own questions. These questions are attached to the video and ‘travel’ with it wherever it is embedded or presented.

As viewers watch the video quiz, the questions will appear at the chosen points. The video continues after each question is answered. Flexible settings allow creators to choose whether viewers can repeat sections, skip questions, revise answers, get hints, and discover the correct answers, allowing Interactive Video Quizzing to be used to increase engagement, test knowledge and retention, gather data, and more.

Part IV: Post the recording to your course

Add a video to your course

You have 2 options to add a video to your course:

Part V: Optional – sharing outside of D2L

You can also share your videos outside of D2L Brightspace. When doing this, you do give up some of the control you have over where it is displayed. However, this is only important when you have copyright or privacy concerns. You may also loose some of the tracking information about video usage.

  1. Click on MyMedia in D2L
  2. Find the media you want to share and click the Edit icon. Edit video button
  3. When the preview of the video loads, click on the Share icon at the top-right.
    Share button on Kaltura player
  4. You can choose from a link or an embed code. The link is more useful for adding to email or chats. Copy the link and paste it into your message.
    Copy hyperlink to video