WHAT IS THE KALTURA CAPTURESPACE 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 five options:
- Presentations & Lectures
Record a presentation coming from multiple media sources.
- Screen Recording
Record an entire screen or part of a screen.
- Webcam Recording
Tell a story or personal profile through a short clip using a webcam.
- Screen & Webcam Recording
In a single shoot, record from both the screen and a webcam.
- 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.
VOICE RECORDING WITH THE KALTURA CAPTURESPACE DESKTOP RECORDER
You can record audio from your computer's webcam using the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder. The Kaltura Voice Recorder requires a one-time download of a the CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder app from Kaltura:
To record audio from your computer's microphone with 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. (The actual appearance of the options and buttons may change as the layouts are modified and updated over time. The functions and features should remain the same.)
In the upper right, select the drop down menu ADD NEW.
The Kaltura Desktop Recorder recording tools appear under the option WEBCAM & SCREEN CAPTURE:
- Select Webcam & Screen Capture.
The control panel for the Desktop Recorder opens.
- Click the tab labeled RECORD.
- Click the tile labeled VOICE.
You are now recording from your computer's microphone. In the lower right portion of your screen a palette of buttons appears in order to PAUSE or STOP your voice recording.
Click the DONE button when you are ready to save your audio file. Kaltura's Editing Tool automatically appears to allow you to edit and trim your recording.
When you are ready, click the DONE button.
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.
HOW TO USE THE DESKTOP RECORDER
Several articles provide instructions on how to actually use the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder. Use the following links to information articles: