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.
WITHIN CANVAS - ACCESS DESKTOP RECORDER OPTIONS
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:
NOTE: The Desktop Recorder options provided by Kaltura only become available after you have first downloaded and installed the application. This is a one time procedure. See the following article:
OUTSIDE OF CANVAS - ACCESS DESKTOP RECORDER OPTIONS
The Kaltura Desktop Recorder actually resides as an independent application on your computer's hard drive once you download and install it from Kaltura (see the article First Time Installation of the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder). The actual Desktop Recorder user interface is the same as in the Canvas-integrated version, but floats on top of a different looking screen background.
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 these information articles: