Use Kaltura Capture to Record Screen & Camera

Kaltura Capture has a simple user interface, requiring only one click to record, without complex setup or a lengthy learning curve.

Kaltura Capture is supported both on Windows and Mac. You can record

  • Camera and a screen

  • Two camera inputs at once, or

  • Two screens

Video Tutorial:

Use Kalture Capture to Create Rich Presentations (3 min)

Locating and Launching Kaltura Capture

  1. Login to Blackboard Learn and select My Media located on the Blackboard Learn homepage.
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  2. Click on Add New and Select Kaltura Capture.
    my media > add new > kaltura capture

  3. When Kaltura Capture is used for the first time you will be prompted to download the appropriate version Mac or PC. Each browser may prompt you with a unique message.

    Once the application has installed return to My Media, click on Add New and select Kaltura Capture.  

A dialogue box will open with the following message:  Select open Kaltura Capture

  1. Kaltura Capture will open and look as followed:

Kaltura Capture Recording Options
There are several ways you can use Kaltura Capture to Record.  Please select the link below to review the options available. Recording Options for Kaltura Capture  The most common combination is recording a screen and camera. 

Recording Camera and Screen
Camera and settings are set to the optimal quality available by default, so you can start recording. If you would like to change the camera or screen input or other settings perform the following steps:

To set your camera and screen settings

  1. Click on the arrow next to the Video icon.

  2. Select the Input source (camera) you are going to record from, from the drop-down menu.  If there is more than one camera connected to your PC, select the camera you want to record from.

  3. Click on the arrow next to screen icon.

  4. Select the screen you are going to record from the Screen drop-down menu. If there is more than one screen connected to your PC, select the screen you would like to record.

  5. Click Full Screen to record the entire screen. Click Select Area to record a set area of your screen. Choose the relevant area or customize the screen area by resizing the cropping window.  See Recording Your Screen or Partial Screen.

Recording in Kaltura Capture

Once the recording options have been selected press the red button to start recording

The record panel will shrink allowing users to annotate, pause, resume, or cancel a recording. 


Completing Your Recording 

After you “Stop” recording, the following message is displayed 

After you "stop" your recording you will be directed to the entry page, enter the title any description or tags and select save and upload.

It is important to wait until the video is fully uploaded before quitting the application.  Kaltura will display a progress bar of the upload process. Kaltura will display the following windows during the upload process. The final message that your recording was saved successfully is displayed.

All the recorded videos are stored locally in your Recordings directory. If you have not changed the Recordings directory during the installation, the default recording directory is C:\ProgramFiles\Kaltura\Capture\Recordings.

All videos that have been saved and uploaded will be located in your MyMedia located on the homepage of Blackboard Learn.


Embedding Kaltura Media Recordings in Blackboard Learn 

How you embed your Kaltura recordings in Blackboard Learn, depends on your role as faculty or student.


  1. From Blackboard Learn, navigate to your course.

  2. Select the content area you would like to like your recordings. 

  3. Choose Build Content > Kaltura Media

  4. Locate the media file and select Embed

  5. Add a Title to the media and select Submit

  6. Your Video will now displace on the content area.


  1. From the assignment, blog, journal, discussion Content Editor, select Add Content (+)  

If you can't see the plus icon click the three dots located on the top right which expands the toolbar. 

Blackboard Learn content editor 

  1. Select Kaltura Media. 


Add Content with Kaltura Media highlighted



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