• Screen + Webcam Recording with 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 record a combination of screen content plus audio and video from your computer's webcam using 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.

  • Click the tab labeled RECORD.
  • Click the tile labeled SCREEN & WEBCAM

A window opens asking if you wish to record the screen content as full screen or as a selected portion of the screen.

When ready, click the RECORD button.  Both your screen content and your webcam image are recorded simultaneously.  Your webcam image can be dragged to any location on the screen for best effect.

To stop recording, select from your Macintosh Dock or Windows Taskbar the icon for the Kaltura Desktop Recorder application that is running in the background (it's a many-colored sunburst).

A palette opens that has a PAUSE or DONE recording option. If you select DONE, the Kaltura Desktop Recording Editing Tool will open to allow you to edit, trim, and title your recording.


Uploading the recording is the final step.  The upload is to your collection of content in MY MEDIA.  This is your personal storage space for video and audio files you may wish to transfer into a Canvas course.

After the editing is complete (and you have clicked the DONE button), you will be presented with a window labeled "Upload Options."

  • Enter a TITLE for your recording.
  • The DESCRIPTION field is optional.
  • For a TAG, consider entering your Canvas Course Number.
  • Click the UPLOAD button along the bottom options.

A confirmation appears.  It also indicates that your uploaded recorded is available to you in your original course through the MY MEDIA navigation feature.





A video from Kaltura reviews the process for recording from both screen content and your webcam with the Kaltura Desktop Recorder:

Record from Screen & Webcam with the 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: Settings Overview for 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: Voice Recording with the Kaltura Desktop Recorder






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