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Kaltura - Recording video with Webcam Recorder in Canvas

This document describes how students, staff, and instructors can use the Kaltura Webcam Recorder in Canvas to record simple webcam video and audio directly from within their browsers.

Kaltura's Webcam Recorder works within any WebRTC-enabled internet browser and is entirely browser-based. A good browser option is Chrome. No additional software or plugins are needed. The Webcam Recorder only offers basic webcam video and audio recording; users who want to record their screens or need advanced options should use Kaltura's other recording software, Kaltura Capture.

Recording with Webcam Recorder in Canvas

  1. Go to any Canvas Page, Assignment, Discussion which allows you to use the rich content editor. Click Edit or Reply to open the rich content editor.
  2. In the rich content editor click the down arrow to open the external tools drop-down menu and select Kaltura Media:
    A screenshot showing the Canvas rich content editor with the external tools menu clicked and the cursor over "Kaltura Media".
  3. On the Kaltura Media page, click Add New and select Webcam Recording:
    A screenshot showing ther user having clicked on the "Add New" button. The cursor hovers over the "Webcam Recording" option.
  4. The webcam recorder tool will appear. Your browser will probably prompt you to indicate that the website wants access to your microphone and camera. Click Allow:
    A screenshot showing the Chrome browser messaging requesting use fo the microphone and camera. The cursor hovers over the button to click "Allow".
  5. The webcam recorder may be slightly larger than can fit in the opened window and require you to use the scroll bars on either side. Click the gear button to open settings and choose with camera and microphone to record from:
    A screenshot showing the Kaltura Webcam Recorder tool opened. The gear icon has been clicked to show options to select the microphone and camera.
  6. Click the big red button to begin recording. A three-second countdown will appear for you to prepare yourself for your recording.
  7. Once recording a display on the bottom will show you the length of your recording. Click the white square box Stop button to stop recording:
    A screenshot showing a webcam recording in progress. The cursor hovers over the "Stop button" to stop the recording.
  8. After you stop the recording you have a number of options. You may have to scroll to view the options below the video:
    A screenshot showing the webcam recorder tools after having clicked the stop button. The cursor hovers over the "Use This" button.
    1. You can use the playback controls to review the recording you just made.
    2. Click Record Again to delete the recording you just made and start a new recording.
    3. Click Download a Copy to download a local copy of the file in webm format.
    4. Click Use This to upload the recording to your Kaltura account and give you the option of providing additional details about your recording.
      1. Use the scroll bar to scroll down and fill out a:
        1. Title
        2. Description,
        3. and Publishing Status (Private / Published) for the video.
        4. Click Save on the bottom.
        5. Click Save and Embed at the top right:
          A stitched together screen capture showing the final webcam recorder screen. Item (1) is labled for the title, (2) for the description, (3) for the publishing status, (4) for the save button and (5) for Save and Embed.


  9. Your Canvas Page (or Assignment, or Discussion) will update to display your webcam recording. Depending on the length of your recording you may see a message indicating the video is processing. Click Save on your Canvas Page, Assignment, or Discussion:
    A screenshot showing a Canvas Page with a new webcam recording added to it. The cursor hovers over the "Save" button.



Keywords:webcam, canvas, record, video, self, canvas, kaltura   Doc ID:91930
Owner:Learn@UW Madison .Group:Learn@UW-Madison
Created:2019-05-23 08:16 CDTUpdated:2019-09-03 09:42 CDT
Sites:DoIT Help Desk, Learn@UW-Madison
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