• Settings Overview for the Kaltura Desktop Recorder


A set of tools from the video platform company Kaltura is integrated into the University of Utah's Canvas learning management system or can be used independently from Canvas as a standalone application on your computer.

The tool set is called the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder and offers four options:

  1. Screen Recording
         Record an entire screen or part of a screen.
  2. Webcam Recording
         Tell a story or personal profile through a short clip using a webcam.
  3. Screen + Webcam Recording
         In a single shoot, record from both the screen and a webcam.
  4. Voice Recording
         Record only your voice.

With these tools, instructors and students can create, upload, clip, manage, publish and deliver high quality video. They can post video assignments and incorporate videos into tests, announcements, blogs, discussions, and feedback.




To adjust camera and microphone recording settings for the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder, follow these instructions:

  • One of the best ways to access the Kaltura Desktop Recorder is by using your personal media collection called MY MEDIA. From a Canvas course, use the left-hand navigation features and select MY MEDIA from the various components for your course.



    A window appears displaying the content items that are part of your personal collection in MY MEDIA.



    In the upper right, select the drop down menu ADD NEW.

    The Kaltura Desktop Recorder recording tools appear under the option MORE RECORDING APPS:

  • Select More Recording Apps

The control panel for the Desktop Recorder opens. Along the top of the window, click the tab labeled SETTINGS. Several options are offered that allow you to adjust the camera and microphone settings for your computer.

A video from Kaltura reviews the process for accessing and adjusting your computer's camera and microphone settings:

Settings Overview for Kaltura Desktop Recorder





Several articles provide instructions on how to actually use the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder. Use the following links to information articles: 


VIDEO RECORDING: About the Kaltura Desktop Recorder

VIDEO RECORDING: First Time Installation of the Kaltura Desktop Recorder

VIDEO RECORDING: Screen Recording with the Kaltura Desktop Recorder

VIDEO RECORDING: Webcam Recording with the Flash-based Webcam Recording Tool (no app downloads required)

VIDEO RECORDING: Webcam Recording with the Kaltura Desktop Recorder

VIDEO RECORDING: Screen + Webcam Recording with the Kaltura Desktop Recorder

VIDEO RECORDING: Voice Recording with the Kaltura Desktop Recorder






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