Using Kaltura Capture

UNM Learn’s media tools now include Kaltura’s next generation personal video capture product, Kaltura Capture.  The Kaltura Capture desktop recorder offers a cleaner, more intuitive user interface.  With only a few clicks, users can now record two inputs simultaneously:  mix and match combinations of cameras, screens, and microphone. Students will be able to view your recordings with Kaltura’s interactive rich media player.

The media player has controls to format the viewing screen.

A Word about My Media...

My Media is the only place for downloading Kaltura Capture.  And aside from allowing you to access Kaltura Capture, My Media is useful in and of itself!  It is a central repository--all your media files are accessible to all your courses.  The My Media tool is also the only place to Delete, Edit, and Share ownership of your media resources. If you or your students will be recording media, you need to make My Media available by creating a link.  Those instructions are next.

Add a Link to the My Media course module.

Depending on the class workflow, you can add links to My Media several different places: the Course Menu, a Content Page (~Course Information), and /or the Course Dashboard. 

How to add My Media to the Course Menu >Add Module Page

    1. Go to your Course Menu (top left part of your screen). 
    2. Click the plus sign ( + ).
    3. Click Module Page.
    4. Give it a Name (Ex. My Media).
    5. Put a check in Available to Users.  (If it is just a short-cut for you, then leave off the check.  And remember, you can use the drop-down menu to the right of the item to toggle its visibility on and off at any time.)
    6. Click Submit.
7. Click your new link to open it.
    8. Click Add Course Module>My Media  -  Add.
    9. Scroll down and click Okay.

How to add My Media to a Content Area (ex. Course Information) >Add Module Page

    1. Click to open an existing Content Area (ex.: the Course Information page in UNM Learn template courses). Or create a new one - click the plus sign ( + ) at the top of the Course Menu. Click Content Area.  Give it a Name.  Put a check in Available to Users. Click Submit. Then click to open it.
  2. From the menu along the top, click Build Content> New Page> Module Page.
3. Give it a Name ~My Media.
4. Optional:  add an explanation or instructions.
5. Click Submit.
6. Click to open the new module page you just created.
7. Click Add New Course Module> My Media - Add.
  8. Click Okay.

Download and Link Kaltura Capture

1. Click the My Media link (you may need to click a second time to open the tool).
2. Click Add New> Kaltura Capture

Go to My Media, click My Media again, Add New, Kaltura Capture.

3. Select and download the installation file for your computer.

A new screen loads, asking you to choose the installer for Windows -- first link, or for Mac -- second link.

4. Click Run to activate the installation file and install Kaltura Capture.
5. Go back to UNM Learn> Your course> My Media> Add New menu and select Kaltura Capture again.  NOTE: Your browser may prompt you to open Kaltura Capture. Select “Always open these types of links in the associated app” and click Open Kaltura Capture.
For help with installation and launching, see the process complete with screenshots

The Kaltura Capture shortcut icon is blue with a white circle in the middle.
Once you have followed the procedure above, and launched Kaltura Capture through UNM Learn, you do not have to do it again. Kaltura Capture is a small is a stand-alone application; it now lives on your computer.  For the recording operations, you do not even need a connection to the Internet. You should see a shortcut for it on your desktop.  When you want to use it, click the icon to launch.  

Mix and Match Combinations of Cameras, Screens and Microphone

Use the drop-down menus to select the desired recording options. For more, see the illustrated recording instructions. Note: Presentation capture is not available.

**If you have problems with audio, check the chevron next to the audio icon to select the correct microphone to use for your recording.  

You may need to select the correct mic.  The audio icon is the last one on the right.  The drop-down menu will show you all available devices.

Upload a Recording to My Media

As noted, one of Kaltura Capture's great qualities is that you do not have to be online to use it.  That said, the process of loading your files to My Media in UNM Learn is also easy. Once you have completed your recording:

1. An entry will be created in your Kaltura Capture Library.  
3. Enter metadata for your media and click Save & Upload.
4. A progress bar will display next to the entry in the Library tab.
5. After the video finishes uploading, a notification with a link to the recording is displayed.  Click the link to be taken to My Media in UNM Learn.
For additional information please see this Completing and Uploading your Recording.

Recordings Stored on your Computer - Library Tab

To see a list of all the files you currently have on your computer, click Manage, then click to open the Library tab.  This is also the tab to select if you have recorded at an earlier time and now wish to upload your work:  Click the Upload button to the right of the desired recording to kick off that process.  NOTE: Recordings that have been uploaded to My Media will not have this option.

For More Information: Kaltura Capture - User Guide 
A Link for Students: Using Capture Lite