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Kaltura is an innovative solution for creating and managing your curriculum media (audio and video) content.

Kaltura is fully integrated with Blackboard Learning Management System and provides a efficient and useful way to create, manage and distribute your media (audio and video) content in Blackboard.

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 VERY IMPORTANT: Using Kaltura CaptureSpace requires a machine with a minimum of 4 GB of RAM.

Record a Screen Capture Video using Kaltura CaptureSpace

The Screen recording option is commonly used when a user has a PowerPoint presentation they need to post online.  Using the screen recording tool they can open their PowerPoint and record themselves talking while they go through their presentation. Users can open their PowerPoint then choose whether Kaltura should record the whole screen or a part. If you choose only part you will be asked to select the area of the screen you would like to record.  This is especially useful if you have notes on your computer that you would like to use while presenting.

  1. Click on My Media.
    Select My Media
  2. Click on the Add New drop down button and select CaptureSpace.
    Click on the Add New drop-down menu and choose Capturespace.
  3. Click on Screen.
    Click Screen.
  4. Select the screen or screens to capture.
    Choose the screens to capture
  5. Select either to capture the Full Screen or a Select Area.
    Select Full or Partial Screen
  6. Click Record.
    Click Record.

You will have the options Draw, Pause or Resume the Recording, Finish, or Cancel any time during a recording that includes the screen.  These options can be seen by holding Alt + P or Alt + D or you can pull up the whole options bar be clicking on the Kaltura icon in your Dock.

Example of Screen Capture bar

Once you are done recording, you can edit your recording by trimming the beginning or end, edit out (chop) a piece in the middle, or by adding title and credits. When the recording is ready, click Upload to upload your recording to MediaSpace or your LMS (Blackboard). You can find your recording under My Media.

More information about using each of these recording types can be found in the Kaltura Capturespace knowledge-base.

Now that you know what you can do with CaptureSpace, let’s install it.  Installing the Kaltura CaptureSpace Recorder

Place screen recording in course using Mashups:

  1. In Blackboard, go to desired item where you want to insert your screen recording.
  2. Go to item and selecEdit.
  3. In the text box select Mashups then select Kaltura Media.
    Mashups Button Location
  4. Choose Select next to your desired video.
  5. Select Submit.

Below are specific instructions on how to add your Kaltura Videos to a discussion board or assignment:

How to Add Kaltura Videos to a Discussion Post

How to Add Kaltura Videos to an Assignment Submission

You can also use the screen capture tool Screencast-O-Matic, and then upload the video to Kaltura. Click here to use Screencast-O-Matic and see tutorials.

Record a Webcam Video

To create a webcam video, you have a few options:

Using Kaltura Capture Space

  1. Click on My Media.
    Select My Media
  2. Click on the Add New drop down button and select CaptureSpace.
  3. Click on Webcam.
    Click Webcam.
  4. The recording will start automatically after 5 seconds and continue until you click Done.
    Click Done.

You can also create a video using another webcam software or device, and upload it to Kaltura (See Uploading Existing Videos below)

Upload Existing Media (audio and Video)

  1. Select Add New, and select “Media Upload.”Click Add New and select Media Upload.
  2. Select Choose file to upload and select the media file.
    media choose file
  3. Enter a name and description for the new media.
  4. Select SaveSelect Back to get back to My Media and select your newly added media.
    upload video and title
  5. Review the settings, and select Submit.

If you have problems with using Kaltura, review the Kaltura Best Practices page, which includes troubleshooting information.

Add Media to a Course

(This method can be used to add media from your My Media to anywhere that you see the blackboard editor.)

  1. In you Blackboard course, go to desired item where you want to insert your media.
  2. Go to item and select Edit.
  3. In the Blackboard Editor text box select Mashups then select Kaltura Media.
    Mashups Button Location
  4. Choose Select next to your desired media.
  5. Select Submit.