Kaltura - Recording with Kaltura Capture
Posted by Katherine Martell, Last modified by Erika Rydberg on 10 July 2019 09:36 AM

Kaltura has recently introduced a new screen, webcam, and audio recorder called Kaltura Capture. The software can be accessed and downloaded through Moodle, and then used as a stand-alone application. You can easily record videos and upload them to your Kaltura library, or save them in a location of your choice. See the end of this article for a video walkthrough!

Downloading Kaltura Capture

  1. To access Kaltura Capture, from myPlymouth, click on the myCourses tab, and then click Kaltura under Academic Technology Tools on the right side of the page.

  2. Or, from any Moodle page, go to the “Navigation” block and click Dashboard, then My Media

  3. Click the Add New button, then click Kaltura Capture

  4. Click to download the software for Windows/Mac

  5. Follow prompts for installation

*If you receive an "Access Denied" message, or a black or blank screen, first try a different browser. If you still experience issues, please refer to the following article and instructions on how to edit your browser settings: Kaltura- Access Denied. If you continue to experience problems, please contact the Help Desk for support.

Editing Settings

  1. In Moodle, once again go to the Navigation block and click Dashboard, then My Media. Click the Add New button to launch Kaltura Capture for the first time. If prompted to give permission for the app to open, click Yes
  2. After opening the software for the first time via Moodle, you will also be able to open Kaltura Capture from Finder (Mac) or Program Files (Windows)
  3. In the appliaction select "Manage"

CaptureSpace main screen

4. At the top you can edit the name of the file.

5. Under the gear icon you can change the settings.

6. Set the camera recording quality to 720p, and the screen recording quality to 1080p or 720p

7.Click Save        

 Recording a Screencast or Audio Recording (with or without a PPT)

  1. Prepare your PowerPoint and script (if using), and have open on your desktop

  2. Each of the icons in the Kaltura Capture represents what you are recording - the computer screen, your camera, and or/your audio. By clicking on each icon you can activate or deactivate that tool.

  3. If recording a screencast, Select Full Screen then click Record

  4. Start your PowerPoint slideshow, if using, hide the mouse off to the side, and record your narrated video

  5. You may want to record a couple of slides and then watch the resulting video, to ensure audio and video recording is successful

  6. When finished recording, click the stop button (the square below).

Saving a Video 

  1. In the menu that appears after you record, select the video you would like to save or upload

  2. To upload to Kaltura, give your video a title and optional description, then click Save & Upload

For instructions on how to insert videos in your course, please read the following knowledgebase article: Adding a video to your course page

Submitting a Video to an Assignment or Forum in Moodle

  1. In Moodle, select the assignment or forum to which you would like to add your video

  2. In the submission text field, add some text to describe your video (optional), then click the Kaltura icon

    Kaltura Icon

  3. Select the video you would like to add (click the drown-down arrow to select size, large is recommended) and then click Embed

  4. Your video will initially appear as a link, but in the final submission or posting, it will be embedded

    Kaltura link in post


    Kaltura video embedded

  5. View your submission or posting to confirm that it worked correctly and that your video will play back

Capture Overview

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