How do I record and upload a video to my course?


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If you’ve used Kaltura in the past, please note that these are new instructions based on an updated version.

 

Moodle offers a powerful, built-in tool called Kaltura for creating and uploading video to your courses. Kaltura Capture is a free program that you simply download one time and use anytime to create videos. You then upload the video to Kaltura and place it wherever you’d like in your course.

Notes: Kaltura offers limited editing capability. If you need expanded editing options, contact Client Services for access to a different video tool. If you have already recorded your video in another program and just need to upload it, see directions at the end of this document.

From the Gear icon at the top right of the screen in your course, select Turn editing on.

Go to the section where you want to add the video. Click Add an activity or resource.

Scroll down. Click Kaltura video resource. Click Add.

Fill in the Name field. This is the name that will appear to students on the course page. Click Add media.

Click Add new and choose Kaltura Capture.

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If this is the first time you are using Kaltura Capture to add a video, you will need to click Download to install the program. Follow the on-screen directions. If you have previously downloaded the software, it will launch automatically.

There are two views in Kaltura: the recording tool and the manage window. In the manage window, you need to click New Recording in the upper right to launch the recording tool.

Click to toggle on and off the webcam and microphone. Click the down arrow to bring up the preview screen. To begin recording, click the red button. It’s recommended to keep videos to ten minutes or less. To pause or stop, click the appropriate button on the timer in the lower right of the screen.

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When you stop the recording, you’ll be taken to the Save screen. Here you can preview your video and give it a title. Note: All videos will be machine captioned at 80% accuracy. If you need human captioning, contact the office of Accessibility and Advocacy. Click Save and upload.

When the progress bar indicates that the upload is complete, close both that window and the Kaltura Capture window.

Go back to the open page in your Moodle course. Click the Add media again to go to your media gallery. This includes all videos you’ve made for any class.

To the right of the video you want to upload, click Select and choose medium. On the Preview screen, click the Embed button at the lower left. Note: the thumbnail of your video may not show yet in the preview. If the screen shows an error message, proceed regardless.

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You’ll now see the thumbnail of your video appear. Click Save and display.
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Uploading a video you’ve already recorded

After recording your video, send it to your computer and save it there. Then, go into your course.

Go to the section where you want to add the video. Click Add an activity or resource.

Scroll down. Click Kaltura video resource. Click Add.

Fill in the Name field. This is the name that will appear to students on the course page. Click Add media.

Click Add new and choose Media upload.

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Follow the on-screen directions to upload your video file. On the Upload Media page, give the video a title and short description. Click Save and Embed.

On the Preview screen, click the Embed button in the lower left.

Note: the thumbnail of your video may not show yet in the preview. If the screen shows an error message, proceed regardless.

You’ll now see the thumbnail of your video appear. Click Save and display.


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