This article is for students, faculty and staff. Users can download a copy of these tips and tricks in Word Format to modify as needed. 

Tools and Features Overview

With Kaltura, users can upload, create, edit, and share videos. Alternatives to Create and Edit are described below, in the section Alternatives to Using Kaltura Capture

  • Upload:
    Users can upload the videos they create.
  • Create:
    Enables users to record their screens and audio (e.g., voiceover PowerPoint presentations) using Kaltura Capture.
  • Edit:
    Once they upload a video, users can trim the beginning and the end of the video, and cut from the middle with the Launch Editor feature.
  • Share:
    Users can share the video in your course in a variety of ways. You can also share it outside the course.
Remember that you may have students with accommodations that require captions. If you create videos and have a student with that accommodation, you'll need to contact CSD so they can caption it for you and the video must be in Kaltura.
For more information about Kaltura, review the article, Using Kaltura: UConn's Video Platform

Alternatives to Using Kaltura Capture

Create

If your videos do not uploading to Kaltura after you record them, you can manually upload them instead. 

Manually Uploading Videos to Kaltura (Windows OS)

To manually upload videos to Kaltura on a Windows computer, 

  1. Locate the video recording file.

    For Windows computers, you can find the recording on your C: drive.
  2. Navigate to: C:\Usersusername\AppData\Local\Kaltura\Capture\Recordings
    • Replace the username in the above file location with the account username that you use to log on the computer.

Manually Uploading Videos to Kaltura (Mac OS)

If you have a Mac computer, you can watch the video below for a demonstration on how to find your recordings.

PowerPoint Presentations: Recording Your Slide Show 

If you are giving a PowerPoint presentation, you can use PowerPoint's Record Slide Show feature to create a voice-over PowerPoint recording (MP4). Alternatively, if you have Office 365 installed, you can include video on each slide. With the Record Slide Show feature, you can also make annotations on your slides. 

To record a slide show, 

  1. Click on Slide Show
  2. Click on Record Slide Show.
    1. If you wish to record your webcam, turn it on. If you do not, it will only audio will be recorded. 
    2. If you wish to record your webcam, you can move where it's placed on each slide so that it does not block content.
  3. Start the slide show.
    1. When you click on your last slide, the recording will stop.
    2. Click on File.
    3. Click on Export. 
    4. If you have Windows, select Create a Video and follow the steps below.
      1. Change the settings as needed.

        If the audio is out of sync, you may need to reduce the resolution.
      2. Click Create Video.
      3. Save the video to your computer. 
      4. Skip the section on Mac to proceed to Step 3f
    5. If you have a Mac, select File Type: MP4 
      1. Change the settings as needed
      2. Click Export. Once the file has been created, you can upload it to Kaltura.

PowerPoint Presentations: Recording Audio for Each Slide

If you are giving a PowerPoint presentation, you can use the Record Audio feature for each slide. However, you cannot use the Annotation feature with this option.

If you choose to use the Record Audio feature, you are highly encouraged to export the PPT as a video and upload it to Kaltura. This will improve user experience for viewers, and the uploaded video can be captioned. 

To record audio for each PowerPoint slide,

  1. Open your PowerPoint presentation.
  2. Click on Insert.
  3. Click on Audio. 
  4. Select Record Audio.
    1. Repeat Steps 2-4 for each PowerPoint slide. 
    2. Review all your slides.
    3. Export the file as a Video. To do so, 
      1. Click on File
      2. Click on Export. 
      3. If you have Windows, select Create a Video and follow the steps below.
        1. Change the settings as needed (if the audio is out of sync you may need to reduce the resolution).
        2. Click Create Video and save it on your computer. 
        3. Skip the section on Mac and go to the last step
      4. If you have a Mac, select File Type: MP4 
        1. Change the settings as needed
        2. Click Export
      5. Once the file has been created, you can upload it to Kaltura

Recording Your iPad Screen

To record your iPad screen, 

  1. Click on Settings.
  2. Click on Control Center.
  3. Select Customize Controls. 
  4. Tap the green + sign next to Screen Recording.
  5. Swipe up from the bottom edge of any screen.
    1. On iPad with iOS 12 or later, or iPadOS, swipe down from the upper-right corner of the screen.
  6. Press deeply on the gray record icon.
  7. Tap Microphone.
  8. Tap Start Recording. You will then need to wait for the three-second countdown.
  9. Open Control Center.
  10. Tap the red record icon.
    1. Alternatively, you can:
      1. Tap the red status bar at the top of your screen.
      2. Tap Stop.
  11. Navigate to the Photos app.
  12. Select your screen recording.
  13. Transfer the recording to your computer.
  14. Upload the recording to Kaltura.

Edit

  • If you have a Mac, use iMovie to edit your videos. You can then upload them to Kaltura.
  • If you have a Windows computer, use whatever alternative application you have installed to edit videos. You can then upload them to Kaltura.

Sharing Videos in HuskyCT

Multiple options for sharing videos in HuskyCT are available.

Option 1

  1. Navigate to the content area for which you intend to share the video,
  2. Click on Build Content.
  3. Select Kaltura Media from the right column, under Mashups

Option 2

To share a Video Quiz,

  1. Click on Assessments.
  2. Select Kaltura Video Quiz.

Option 3

To create a Discussion Forum with a video you created,

  1. Click Create Forum.
  2. Enter a name for the forum. 
  3. Click Add Content (plus sign) at the right.
    Add content icon highlighted.
    1. If you don't see the Add Content icon, click the More/Ellipse icon to the right.
  4. Select Kaltura Media. 
  5. Once the My Media window opens, click Embed on the video you want to share. The video will then appear in the text box.
  6. Click on Kaltura Media. 
  7. Select the video. 
  8. Complete the rest of the Blackboard fields. 

Option 4

To add a video in a Discussion Thread, 

  1. To add it as a Discussion Thread,
    1. Click on the Forum in Discussion Board.
    2. Click Create Thread.
    3. Enter a name for the thread. 
    4. Click Add Content (plus sign) at the right.
      Add content icon highlighted.
    5. If you don't see the Add Content icon, click the More/Ellipse icon to the right.
    6. Click on Kaltura Media.
    7. Select the video. 
    8. Complete the rest of the Blackboard fields.

Option 5

Media Gallery can give you viewing statistics for your videos in that course, and if you have closed captions, transcripts will display as well. If you turn on the option, "Display Embedded Media in this Media Gallery", you do not need to add videos that you embedded in the Course Content areas.  If you want to manually add videos to the Media Gallery, follow these steps:

  1. Click on the + sign in the Navigation Menu on the left.
  2. Click Tool Link.
  3. Enter Media Gallery into the name field.
  4. Select Type.
  5. Click on Media Gallery. 
    1. Make the Media Gallery available to users.
  6. Click Submit.
  7. You now have two options for publishing the content in your Media Gallery. 
    1. Publishing Option 1:
      1. Navigate to My Media.
      2. Click on the box to the left of the video(s) you wish to share.
      3. Click Actions.
      4. Select Publish.
      5. Click on the box to the left of your course.
      6. Click Submit.
    2. Publishing Option 2:
      1. Navigate to the Media Gallery for your course.
      2. Click on the tab to view all the videos.
      3. Click Add Media.
      4. Select your videos.
      5. Click Publish.

Option 6

Faculty and staff can have students to submit assignments as Kaltura video. To do so, 

  1. Create the assignment in HuskyCT if you have not done so already.
  2. Direct your students to click on the Assignment posting.
  3. Click Write Submission. 
  4. Click on Mashup. 
  5. Select Kaltura Media.

Sharing Videos Outside HuskyCT

To share videos outside of HuskyCT, 

  1. Navigate to the to Kaltura MediaSpace.
  2. Click Guest.
  3. Select My Media. 
  4. Enter your NetID and password.
  5. Click on the video you wish to share
  6. Click Actions.
  7. Select Publish.
    • Change this setting to Unlisted. 
  8. Click on the Share tab to access a link that you copy and can email to intended recipients.