Recording and Uploading Videos For Your Class (Student Guide)

In your studies, your instructor may ask you to record and upload a video—whether it be a presentation, introduction to yourself, or something else. The best option to do this utilizes Kaltura, an online video platform integrated into Canvas for recording, uploading, and sharing videos in a course. 

To record and upload a video, you have two options:

  1. Kaltura Capture Recorder
  2. Zoom Recording Uploaded to Kaltura

1. Kaltura Capture Recorder

Kaltura is an online video platform used by the Whiting School of Engineering. It may be used for recording, uploading, and sharing videos for your course.

The following guide demonstrates how to:

  • Download the Kaltura Capture Recorder
  • Record using Kaltura Capture, Save and Upload recording to Kaltura
  • Share Kaltura media in your Canvas course
  • Another option is to locally record using Zoom and then upload to Kaltura

Download the Kaltura Capture Recorder

  1. In your Canvas course, click My Media on the course menu. This area is your personal, private video repository, accessible from within each of your courses. Your instructor and classmates cannot see videos in your My Media area, but you can record and store videos here which you can embed in Assignments and Discussions so your instructor and classmates can see them.
  2. Click Add New.
    Add New button
  3. Select Kaltura Capture.
    Kaltura menu showing Kaltura Capture as an option
  4. The Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder will pop-up. From here, simply download the Windows or Mac version.
    Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder download screen

You have now successfully downloaded the Kaltura Capture Desktop Recorder. Search for Kaltura Capture on your machine to launch the application.

Recording your video with Kaltura

  1. When you open Kaltura Capture you will see the toolbar, which includes a red record button as well as dropdown menus for selecting the screen you’d like to record and the webcam and the microphone you’d like to use. You can disable any of these inputs by clicking on the icons themselves.

    NOTE: If you have a computer with more than one monitor, make sure that the screen selected for recording is the one that will have the full presentation window, not the “Presenter View” with notes and presentation controls.
    Kaltura Capture recording toolbar
  2. The Manage link will open up a menu where you can view your recorded videos and adjust your recording settings.
  3. When you are ready to record, click the red circle Record button.

    NOTE: You can also pause the recording with the red pause button. You may cancel the recording with the gray X. The microphone icon will mute and unmute your microphone, and the pencil icon opens up annotation tools.

  4. When you have finished recording, click the grey square Stop button.
  5. After you've finished recording, add a title to your video under Title field.
  6. Then click Save & Upload.
    Kaltura Capture recording Save & Upload screen
  7. Your video will process and appear in your My Media page in Canvas.

Sharing Kaltura videos with your class

In Canvas, regardless if you are submitting an Assignment or creating a Discussion thread, the options for how you can submit remain consistent. For an Assignment you will see these options under Text Entry.

  1. On the text entry toolbar, click the Embed Kaltura Media icon Embed Kaltura Media icon.

    Canvas text entry toolbar with Embed Kaltura Media icon

  2. You should see the recording you made as the first option. If has finished processing click Embed. If it's still processing you will need to wait until it has finished before you can embed the media.
    Embed button
  3. You will see the media show up embedded in the text entry area. Click Post Reply for a Discussion or Submit Assignment for an Assignment.

You have successfully shared your video with your instructor or instructor and peers, depending on the requirements for activity or assessment.


2. Recording with Zoom and Uploading Recording to Kaltura

Another option instead of using Kaltura Capture is to use Zoom to record your video and then upload to Kaltura. If you are already comfortable and confident using Zoom, this option may be easier for you.

  1. Record your video using your student Zoom account, which will create a video file on your hard drive.
  2. Upload your recording to Kaltura and embed in an Assignment or Discussion on Canvas.


Need Help?

Check out the Kaltura Capture User Guide for additional support and tutorials
or you can email our help desk at