Students, faculty, and staff can record video with Kaltura Capture. This tool is used to create recordings from your desktop and later upload them to Kaltura.

My Media can be found in HuskyCT or on the Kaltura MediaSpace page.

You should review Kaltura's Prerequisites and System Requirements page to ensure that the software is compatible with your computer. 

To record content with Kaltura Capture,

  1. Log into HuskyCT by navigating to lms.uconn.edu.

    1. Alternatively, you can log directly into Kaltura by navigating to kaltura.uconn.edu. If you choose to log into Kaltura, click on Guest to sign in then skip to step 4 on this guide.
  2. Select Tools from the left-hand menu.

  3. Click on My-Media.
  4. Click on Add New in the top-right of your window.

  5. Select Kaltura Capture.
  6. If this is your first time using Kaltura Capture, you'll be prompted to install it. Select your operating system. Otherwise, the application should start automatically.
  7. Once you have installed Kaltura Capture, click on Manage.
  8. Click on the Settings icon (gear icon) to turn on/off features.  If you do this once you don't need to do it again unless you want to change the setting.
    1. Set the Autominimze when recording option to Yes.

      You will need to hit CTRL+S (Windows) or CMD+S (Mac) on your keyboard to pause the recording when Kaltura Capture is auto-minimized. 
    2. If you're going to record a video with audio (i.e. TedTalk), set the Record system audio option to Yes.
    3. Click Save. A menu will appear, as shown in the image below.
    4. If you do not wish to record both your computer screen and yourself (webcam), or you do not wish to record the content from two computer monitors, turn off the second source such that the icon has a slash through it. The image below shows that the second source (the camera) has been turned off.
  9. If you select Screen for the recording, it will automatically record the entire screen. Click on the drop-down menu for the recording.
    1. Click on Select Area to record selected parts of the screen only.
  10. Click the Record button. 
    1. For Windows OS, press Control+Shift+R to record. You will see a 3-second count down, and then your recording will start.
    2. For Mac OS, press Command+Shift+R to record. You will see a 3-second count down, and then your recording will start.
  11. When the recording begins, the duration of your recording will display in the Recording Menu
    1. If you do not minimize the Recording Menu, it will appear in your recording. To minimize it, you can either:
      1. Click the small horizontal line in the top right-hand corner of the Recording Menu widget, as shown below, or:
      2. Turn on the Autominimize when recording option in the settings from Step 6a
  12. To stop recording, press the stop button (i.e., the white square in the Recording Menu).
    1. Alternatively, you can:
      1. Press Control+Shift+S on Windows OS.
      2. Press Command+Shift+S on Mac OS.
  13. You will then be prompted with a confirmation box. You can either:
    1. Click Yes, Stop it to stop the recording, or:
    2. Click No to continue recording.  
  14. To pause or resume your recording at any time, click the pause/resume recording button (i.e., the red circle in the Recording Menu). 
  15. To cancel the recording, click on the cancel recording button (i.e., the grey in the Recording Menu). 
    1. Alternatively, to cancel the recording, you can either:
      1. Press Control+Shift+C  if you are using Windows OS, or:
      2. Press Command+Shift+C if  you are using Mac OS. 
  16. You will be prompted with a confirmation box. Press Yes, Discard to discard the recording. 
  17.  After you stop your recording, you will be directed to the entry page. Enter the following information:
    • Title of the recording
    • Description
    • Tags
  18. Click Save & Upload. You will then able to find your recording in My Media.
  19. If there is an issue with processing the video, the features included in the latest version of Kaltura Capture will allow you to re-upload the recording.  Click on Manage. You will be directed to the library of recordings you made on your computer. 
  20. To the right of the video, you will see a Re-upload button. Click it to re-upload the recording.

For more information about accessing My Media, review the article, Editing Media in Kaltura


Locating Your Recordings when Troubleshooting

Kaltura recordings are stored on your local hard drive so they can be uploaded when you are finished recording.

Windows OS

To find your recordings on a Windows computer, 

  1. Press the Windows Key + R to open the Run command. 
  2. Type in %localappdata%.
  3. Hit Enter on your keyboard. 
  4. Navigate to Kaltura\Capture\Recordings

    The full file path is C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Kaltura\Capture\Recordings\. However, AppData is a hidden folder by default, so you should use the Run Command to find the folder. 

    The file names are not descriptive. You will need to rely on date modified to find your recording.

Mac OS

To find your recordings on a Mac computer, 

  1. Navigate to Finder.
  2. Hold down the Control button.
  3. Click on the GO option in the bar at the top of the screen.
  4. Navigate to Library.
  5. Click on Preferences. 
  6. Select Kaltura.