Creating and Uploading Media

You can upload existing videos or use Kaltura Capture or Kaltura Express Capture to create videos to add to your eLC course.

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Uploading an existing Video

My Media is a space where instructors and students can upload existing video to be shared with others within eLC courses. 

1. To begin, select Kaltura from the navigation bar on the MyHome screen. Then, click My Media.

Click Kaltura. Select My Media.

2. Click Add New. Then, select Media Upload

Click Add New. Select Media Upload.

3. Either Drag and Drop a file within the Upload Media area or click Choose a file to upload and locate the video file you wish to upload.

Drag and drop or click add.

4. Once your file has uploaded, give it a name and a description. Click Save.

Name the file. Click save.

5. Your video is now published in My Media.

Published video

6. In order to share your media with students in eLC, the media must be added to your course. Please see our documentation on Sharing Kaltura Audio and Video to learn the steps to add Kaltura media to your course.

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Kaltura Capture Video Tutorial

This video explains the steps for using Kaltura Capture:

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Creating a Kaltura Capture Recording

Kaltura Capture can be used to record your screen, webcam, or a classroom discussion. The following steps outline to process to create these recordings.

1. To begin, select Kaltura from the navigation bar on the eLC homepage, then click My Media.

Click Kaltura. Select My media

2. This will open a page called "My Media" which shows all of the Kaltura media you own. Click the Add New. From the dropdown menu, select Kaltura Capture.

Click Add New. Select Kaltura Capture.

3. If you have never used Kaltura Capture before, you will be prompted to download the Kaltura Capture Desktop recorder. (If you've previously downloaded the recorder, it will open automatically.) If needed, download the recorder and open the application. 


4. Select what you'd like to record:

  • If you select an option with Screen, you will be prompted to select either Full Screen, or a specific area of the screen to record before recording.
  • If you select Webcam or Voice, the recording will start after a 5 second countdown.
  • You can turn on any of the three selections by clicking on the desktop, webcam, or voice icons

Kalture Capture Tool Bar

5. Once the recording starts, the Kaltura Capture toolbar will be down at the bottom of your screen. You can Pause your recording, and then start again by clicking the red record button. When you have completed the recording, hit the stop button and select Yes, Stop it

Kaltura Capture Tool Bar

6. Once you have clicked Yes, Stop it, Kaltura Capture will process your recording and allow you to review the file. Additionally, you will be prompted to give the video a name and description. Add the information.

7. When you're satisfied with your recording, click Save to save the file locally to your computer or Save and Upload to upload the video to Kaltura. However, if you want to record again, click New Recording to start over.

Uploading the recording

8. Troubleshooting Kaltura Capture

If videos you have recorded using Kaltura Capture have audio out of sync or problems with video, try the following.

  • Close any programs which you don't need during the recording
  • Do a test recording before you record a lecture or presentation to verify that Kaltura Capture works correctly on your device
  • High CPU or memory usage may cause issues with recorded video. If you are using a Windows PC, you can check your CPU and memory usage by using the Task Manager. Open the Task Manager by right-clicking the taskbar and choosing Task Manager. If you do not see a list of tabs, click More Details. Click the Peformance tab and look at the CPU and Memory usage -- if these are close to 100% you may have problems recording.
    Windows Task Manager CPU and memory usage

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Kaltura Express Capture

Kaltura Express Capture can be used to record video & audio from a webcam/microphone directly in the browser.

1. To access Express Capture, click the Kaltura menu on the eLC homepage and choose My Media. Click the Add New button and choose Express Capture.

Choosing Express Capture from the Add New menu in My Media

2. Your browser may ask you for permission to use your webcam/microphone. Click the Settings icon to enable/disable audio or video. Click the red Record button when you are ready to start recording.

Kaltura Express Capture

3. Click the Stop button once you are finished. You can review the recording and choose Record Again to start over or Download a Copy to download the video to your device. Click Use This to upload the video to Kaltura. It will be available from your My Media page once the upload completes.

Reviewing a recording in Kaltura Express Capture


Other Help Resources

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