Creating Videos using Express Capture and Kaltura Capture
Kaltura Capture is already downloaded on classroom/lab computers as well as tech cars. For personal devices, install Kaltura Capture through my Media according to these instructions: download and install Kaltura Capture.
With Kaltura Capture, you can capture a screen through either Canvas or Kaltura Media Space (video.cedarville.edu). You have two options: Express Capture and Kaltura Capture
- Express Capture: use for brief video announcements. Now allows for screen sharing/capturing for up to 30 minutes but does not allow for annotations.
- Kaltura Capture: use for everything else. It allows for screen capturing as well as recording webcam and screen simultaneously (we’re focusing on Kaltura Capture because of the extended screen capture ability)
Kaltura has created thorough resources for using Kaltura Capture:
- Launching Kaltura Capture
- Recording using Kaltura Capture
- More detailed features
- Recording options
- Kaltura offers specific features for recording PowerPoint, including creating chapters per slides. View details in their “Recording PowerPoint Slides” documentation.
Editing a Video and Specifying a Beginning and End
Kaltura uses the terms “Clip and Trim” and “Chop and Splice” to describe what their editor does.
Clip and Trim – choosing a beginning or ending of a video (trimming). With “clipping,” you can create a segment of video from the initial video
Chop and Splice – deleting a section (chop) then putting the remaining pieces together (splice)
These tools are only available for certain media types.
|Type of Media||Edit/Create Quiz||Clip & Trim||Chop & Splice||Advertisement||Hotspots|
We recommend making an initial copy of the video as a “master” so you will never lose the original.
Read more about Kaltura’s video editing tools.
Creating, Editing, and Sharing Playlists
Note: You can only work with playlists in MediaSpace (video.cedarville.edu).
Check out Kaltura’s documentation on playlists:
Note: there are a lot of customizations for playlists. We recommend using the default settings, but feel free to explore!
Copying a Kaltura playlist embed code into Canvas
On the “Share & Embed” window, click “Copy Embed”
Go to Canvas and open or create a page, assignment, or announcement. Click the “</>” button under the bottom right corner of the text box.
The appearance of the text box will change. Paste the embed code into the text box, then click “Save.”
The playlist will then be embedded in Canvas.
Next time we’ll be diving into video analytics as well as creating video quizzes. In the meantime, if you have questions, please drop them below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We’d love to answer those for you!
Lauren Eissler contributed to this post.
Originally posted August 9, 2022. Edited to reflect the new capabilities of Kaltura’s Express Capture.