These instructions are for students that need to record themselves as part of a class assignment.

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By using the Canvas Kaltura Capture software along with your computer webcam, you can record and share your video with your instructor via Canvas.

What you will need:


1. Install the free program called Kaltura Capture. Go to your Canvas course and click My Media. On the Add New menu, choose Kaltura Capture from menu.
If you do not see My Media, contact your instructor and inform them that they must activate Kaltura in their Canvas course in order for you to record and share your video.

2. You will see terms and agreement statement, click the checkbox after you have read the statement.

3. Click on the Windows or Mac links to start in the install process on your computer. You only need to download and install it once. We recommend that you access the tool in this way, as opposed to using a desktop shortcut to the application.

Click on the PC or Mac link to download Kaltura Capture for your computer.
After the software has been installed, the next time you visit this page a message will pop up. Press Open Link or Accept to open up Kaltura Capture recording software. Note: if you are using a PC, you will see a slightly different message.

If you can not install or open Kaltura Capture on your computer, please take a look at these instructions:
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4. After you have installed the software, the application will open up. Turn on webcam and microphone. Make sure to Turn off your desktop recorder for small group interview videos.

Disable your desktop recorder when doing an interview video. Make sure your webcam and microphone are turned on.

Note: Increase the input of your micrphone by adjusting your audio settings. The image below illustraes Mac Settings ->Sound. For PC, follow these instructions.

5. Make sure that the webcam is capturing all the people that need to be in the video. The webcam should be between 5-10 feet away.

6. Press the big red button get start recording, you will see a 3-second countdown. Speak load so that the audio is well captured.

NOTE: Do a 30-second test recording first to make sure the audio and video sources are good.  A local copy is saved by default, and you can play the recording back before you upload it.

NOTE: If you are interviewing someone, you must inform them that the video might be shared with others as part of the class assignment. This statement and the students permission should be include in the video.

You can pause or stop the recording.

7. After you stop and save your recording, you will see a screen that allows you to Save and Upload or Delete your presentation.

After you stop the video, you can add a title and description. Press Save and Upload to save your video.

After a few minutes of uploading and processing, your recording will be able in your Canvas My Media section.

Note: Depending on your Internet connection and the duration of your video, this could several minutes. We recommend that you upload your video from campus or some other location with high speed Internet upload speeds.

Submit Video To Canvas

To submit your video, please follow these instructions “Kaltura – Submitting a Video Assignment (Student View)“:

Notes on Devices

  • Kaltura Capture is only available for Windows and Mac full operating systems.
  • This application will not work in iOS.