Kaltura - Recording Video with Webcam Recorder

Kaltura is the video portal for instructors, students, and staff across the University of Wisconsin System. (except for UW Madison). Kaltura's Webcam Recorder (otherwise known as Express Capture) allows users to record short webcam video and screen shares directly from their web browsers and upload them to their Kaltura account.

Kaltura's Webcam Recorder works within any WebRTC-enabled internet browser and is entirely browser-based. No additional software or plugins are needed. The Webcam Recorder offers basic webcam video and audio recording. Starting in late 2022, it also offers screen capture.
Because the Webcam Recorder is entirely browser-based, it doesn't handle long videos well. We recommend that users keep recordings to 10 minutes or less. Users who want to make longer recordings or need advanced options should use Kaltura's other recording software, Kaltura Capture.

Recording with Webcam Recorder

1) In Canvas, there are two paths to get to Kaltura's Webcam Recorder:
1a) Go to any Canvas Page, Assignment, Discussion, etc, which allows you to edit text. Click Edit or Reply to open the text editing view.

In the new Rich Content Editor, click the asterisk-shaped My Media button (or click the electrical plug-shaped Apps icon > View All My Media)

 Kaltura new Rich Content Editor with the My Media and Apps icons highlighted.

1b) Go to Account > My Media
Caltura main navigation menu with Account and My Media selected.
2) On the My Media page, click Add New then Webcam Recorder.
Webcam Recorder
3) The Webcam Recorder will appear. Use the options at the bottom of the screen to choose which camera, screen, and microphone to record from.
Kaltura webcam recorder featuring a picture of young smiling woman. The Camera icon at the bottom of the screen is selected and the "Camera On" toggle is turned on.
4) Click the big red button to begin recording. A three-second countdown window will appear.
Webcam Recorder with three second countdown displayed.
5) When you're done recording, click the Stop button.
Kaltura recorder with stop button displayed.
6) Click Use This to upload the recording to your Kaltura account. Click Download a Copy to download a local copy of the file.
Webcam recorder with options to Record Again, Download Copy, or Use This.
7) Fill out a Title, Description, and Publishing Status (Private / Unlisted / Published) for the video.
Kaltura Recorder upload screen with metadata entry options.
8) Click Save.
 
Images from Kaltura's Express Capture guide.

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Keywords:recording, camera, audio, lecture capture, lecturecapture,   Doc ID:91700
Owner:Thomas A.Group:UW System Administration DLE
Created:2019-05-10 13:56 CSTUpdated:2023-02-01 09:36 CST
Sites:UW Green Bay, UW Oshkosh , UW Parkside, UW Platteville, UW System Administration DLE, UW-La Crosse, UW-Milwaukee Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
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