Kaltura Personal Capture is software used to easily record video presentations. It works with existing hardware usually consisting of a video camera and microphone. On Waubonsee desktops, the Kaltura Personal Capture program is synced with individual logins. Kaltura mymedia also houses all of the college's video media which is embedded everywhere from mywcc to the Canvas learning management system.
If Kaltura Personal Capture is not already installed, or if you are installing Kaltura Personal Capture on a personal device, the following steps will guide you through the installation. Once the program has been correctly installed, you may repeatedly use Kaltura Personal Capture.
Step 1 - Login to Waubonsee Kaltura MyMedia
If you haven't logged in with your Waubonsee credential (x-number):
Enter your x-number and password at the single-sign-on prompt for mywcc
Step 2 - Download Kaltura Personal Capture
To download the software:
Click ADD NEW
Select Kaltura Personal Capture
Choose the version for your operating system, Windows or Mac
Step 3 - Installation of Kalture Personal Capture
Click the downloaded software and start the installation of Kaltura Personal Capture:
Step 4 - Launch Kaltura Personal Capture
After successful installation, the Kaltura Personal Capture icon should appear on the desktop. Click the icon to launch the software:
Kaltura Personal Capture - Before Recording
After launching the software, the control panel appears. The big red button is the Record button. The other source options (Camera, Screen, Audio) may be different depending on what your computer is equipped with.
The third source option of the panel is typically assigned for audio. If you have multiple cameras or monitors, you can select the source for the first two options. When you move your mouse over the chevron, it shows you that you can preview what will be recorded and also allows you to select different sources.
When the preview window is open, the chevron changes to a caret, and a preview screen will appear. You can select a different source below the preview screen. If it is a webcam, the option will become 'Camera'. If it is another monitor, the option will become 'Screen'.
Turning Sources ON/OFF
If you want to turn on/off the source, you can simply click the source icon.
When the source is NOT recording, you will see a strike. To turn it back on, simply click the icon again. When the source is a screen, you can also choose 'Select Area' to record only a portion of it.
Personal Capture Manager
Personal Capture Manager allows you to find all videos recorded on the computer you are using, adjust settings for the quality before recording a video, and see the information of the software version. Click the Manage link to open the Kaltura Personal Capture Manager.
After you open the Manager, you can select Library, Settings, or Information on the left pane.
Settings allows you to adjust the quality (in pixels) of the video you are going to capture. You cannot adjust the quality after recording.
'Record system audio' allows you to record the audio of the computer, typically a video/soundtrack is played as part of a presentation; this is different from the Audio icon, which records the audio of a microphone.
'Highlight Cursor' provides a yellow light as an indication when a click is made.
'Auto minimize when recording' hides the Recording Panel automatically when recording a video. Otherwise, the panel with a clock would appear in the video.
Kaltura Personal Capture - Recording
If you have selected the source and area, click the red circular button on the panel to count down. The actual recording will start after three seconds.
When the countdown is over, the recording panel will appear at the lower right corner of the screen. If the video source has ONLY a camera, a display will appear below the recording panel as well.
Recording a Screen (Presentation)
Minimizing the Recording Panel:
If default settings were not adjusted beforehand, the recording panel may appear at the right lower corner. As it is, recording of a screen will include the panel itself. It is common practice to minimize the recording panel. Otherwise, it can obstruct the view of a presentation. When the video needs to be edited, the changes are also noticeable.
Using a Whiteboard:
The Whiteboard tool is available only when a screen is being recorded. To open the tool, click the notation icon on the recording panel. On the notation panel, click the Whiteboard icon to open the Whiteboard. Kaltura Whiteboard has three options: drawing, arrow, and text with different colors and line size.
Overview-How to Record and Upload a Video 🎥
This video reviews the steps involved in recording and uploading a video through Kaltura Personal Capture:
MyMedia / Kaltura Repository
MyMedia is a streaming platform where you can upload, manage, edit, and share your videos.
General Kaltura Training Video 🎥
This video details many of the basic and advanced features of Kaltura:
Create and Manage Playlists 🎥
While multimedia content can be very engaging for students, creating, producing, and managing videos can be challenging. Each video editing software has its own unique features, which adds additional layers of consideration. On top of that, varying user interfaces can affect how students interact with content because of issues with accessibility, navigation, and more.
One approach we propose to mitigate these challenges is to leverage the playlist feature on Kaltura MyMedia for consistency and continuity. While the use of this feature may vary across courses, it can be a powerful tool to help you efficiently manage video content and foster student engagement.
View the following videos (organized on a playlist) to learn how to create and manage a playlist. Read below the videos for additional information about the benefits of playlists.
The playlist feature affords faculty and students the user-friendly option to produce and interact with content in manageable chunks.
Greater Control: Content can be broken into smaller bits of information that may cover individual concepts or segments of content, so you can more easily manage those smaller segments.
Easier to Produce: Since the content is in smaller chunks, you can outline/script, record, edit, and publish smaller portions of content rather than having to work with longer segments, resulting in less headaches from errors, editing, and dated content.
Increased Portability: Because content is in smaller chunks, you can use the playlist feature to integrate the same video into multiple courses and playlists, so you are no longer restricted to using a single video in only one course because it's more topically-focused and less comprehensive.
Improved Organization: Because content can be organized in a playlist for yourself and for students, the content becomes easier to manage and navigate. This empowers you to add multiple videos to the same playlist so your content can still be comprehensive yet focused.
Greater Control: Since content is delivered in smaller portions, students can watch a segment of content according to their individual needs and preferences instead of having to navigate an entire lecture.
Easier to Consume and Interact With: The content is also easier to consume and interact with because students can navigate and manipulate the content more easily to go back to information that is relevant to them at the point of need.
Increased Accessibility: Since information is organized within a playlist, students can access specific content anytime, anywhere.
Improved Organization: Because information is organized within a playlist, students can still work through layers of content that are interconnected and presented in a unified way like you intended.
Download Multisource Video Recordings 🎥
This video demonstrates how to find and download a single recording from a multi-source video recording. This would include recordings from Zoom or Kaltura Personal Capture, which record an active speaker and shared screen at the same time:
Embed Your Playlist on Canvas
Please see the Canvas page for detailed instructions on how to embed Kaltura Mymedia playlists through the Rich Content Editor.
Embed Your Video on Canvas
Please see the Canvas page for detailed instructions on how to embed Kaltura mymedia items through the Rich Content Editor.
Kaltura Analytics Workshop 🎥
Manage Closed Captions
All media uploaded to Kaltura is automatically closed captioned. Mechanical captions are approximately 70 - 80% accurate. Please check your captions for misspellings or other errors. Captions can be directly edited from mymedia.
To edit captions, navigate to your video and click on the 'ACTIONS > +Caption Requests' option in mymedia. Existing captions may be edited by pressing the 'Edit' button.
Professional hand captioning may be requested for videos in mymedia by changing the 'Fidelity' option to 'Professional (99%+)'. Please reserve this service for situations where captions cannot be manually updated/edited or is directly tied to an accommodation.
Navigate Kaltura Recordings 🎥
This video demonstrates different ways to navigate a Kaltura recording, especially one with multiple sources. This would include recordings from Zoom or Kaltura Personal Capture, which record an active speaker and shared screen at the same time:
Share Your Kaltura Video Using the Embed Code
When a plug-in is not installed, you can still share a video using the embed code.
Use Media Upload to upload the video if you haven't done so
On MyMedia, click your name and Select 'My Media'
Click the Title of the desired video
Below the video, click ACTIONS and select 'Publish'
Make sure that the video is 'Unlisted'
Then, click the Share tab and select Embed
Copy the embedded code and paste in to the desired location (e.g. webpage or Canvas).
*If you're trying to embed a Zoom recording in your course/website, you may prefer to edit the default view on the recording. Since Zoom usually records both the Speaker View and Gallery View, these two views appear as picture-in-picture (PIP) in a Kaltura MyMedia video once the Zoom recordings are processed by Kaltura MyMedia. If you prefer to show only one or the other without PIP, you can manually make that adjustment.
Typically, the Gallery View is considered the "parent" view, but you can adjust the "parent," or default, view according to your preferences:
In the embed code for your MyMedia recording, you will find &flashvars[dualScreen.plugin]=true somewhere in the middle.
If you'd like the default to be the Speaker View, simply insert &flashvars[dualScreen.defaultDualScreenViewId]=parent-only immediately after the word true without any space in between.
If you'd like the default to be the Gallery View, simply insert &flashvars[dualScreen.defaultDualScreenViewId]=no-parent immediately after the word true without any space in between.
You may need to make some adjustments to the code based on your unique settings and preferences (e.g. you want a bigger video displayed).
Student Projects with Kaltura MyMedia
If you're interested in having students create projects using Kaltura MyMedia, a pdf of these step-by-step instructions can be reviewed and shared with your class.
If you use Kaltura Personal Capture to record your video, the software is integrated with mymedia and an 'Upload' button is available for each video. For videos created using other methods (e.g. Zoom videoconference), you can upload them onto Waubonsee mymedia website.
Click 'Guest' to access the Login option and enter your x-number
If you have logged in mywcc, clicking 'Login' should turn 'Guest' to your name
Click '+ADD NEW' and select 'Media Upload' to upload a video
View Kaltura Video Analytics
A robust set of analytics is available for MyMedia content, and this analytic data is enhanced if the video is embedded in a Canvas course.
Analytics for each video can be accessed by clicking on the 'analytics' button next to a video's name in MyMedia:
In Kaltura Mymedia, click the analytics button next to the title of the relevant media entry:
The video analytic page for that entry will give you a brief overview:
The analytics dashboard has customizable reporting options. You can also view detailed information filtered by date or by user:
The integration of Zoom and Kaltura supports an efficient process for recording, editing, and sharing class recordings. You can learn more about recording and sharing through Zoom and Kaltura MyMedia on the FDAE Zoom page.