With Kaltura you can schedule automatic recordings of lectures or presentations or create ad hoc recordings. This powerful tool can be used for review, to supplement materials covered in class, or to provide instruction that is entirely web-based. The captured recordings can be viewed via a web browser and/or can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device. You can create both classroom recordings and personal recordings using your computer, microphone/webcam.
Create a Recording
- Log into the classroom workstation using your KU username and password.
- Double-click on the Kaltura Classroom icon from the desktop.
- Click on the Edit button to add a title and description to your recording.
- Type and select your KU Online ID in the username field (required).
- Confirm your audio and video settings.
Note: Toggle video, audio and screen sharing on and off by using the Camera, Audio and Input icons
- Select the red Start Recording button.
Note: A countdown will begin after you select Start recording. Once the countdown is over, your recording has begun. You can minimize the Kaltura Classroom application while recording.
- You can pause and restart the recording at any time by pressing the red recording button.
- Select the square Stop button to end the recording.
- Enter or change the recording details as needed.
- Select Save.
When you work with the Media Production Studio (MPS) or your local tech support staff to schedule classroom recordings, your recordings will start automatically at their scheduled time. In most cases, the recordings will be delivered automatically to the Media Gallery in your Blackboard course once transcoding is complete.
- Go to and fill out the lecture capture request form.
- After you submit the form, Media Production Studio staff will contact you to gather additional details.
- Go to MediaHub.
- Log in using your KU Online ID and password.
- Click on the recording’s title
Note: Recordings will be available after transcoding is complete.
- Click on Actions.
- Choose Launch Editor.
- An HTML5 Editor will launch where you can trim the video or remove content segments.
- Use the brackets to trim parts of the video.
- Use the scissors to remove segments of the video.
- Select Save to replace the original recording. Or Save a Copy to create a new entry with your edits.
Note: We recommend choosing Save a Copy, as it preserves the original recording and the video is available much quicker when you make a new entry.
Share a Recording
Note: If you schedule recordings, the Media Production staff will create a Media Gallery in Blackboard where recordings will be delivered automatically after the transcoding is complete.
View and Share a MediaHub Link
No matter how you record with Kaltura Classroom, you can access all recordings through MediaHub at any time.
- Go to MediaHub.
- Log in with your KU Username and password.
- Select the title of the recording.
- Select the Share tab.
- Copy and paste the media link or use the embed code to embed media on a page.
Students Access Recordings
Your instructor has chosen to use Kaltura Classroom to deliver recordings of review sessions, classes, or more. Depending on how your instructor chooses to deliver content in the course, you may either find recordings in the Media Gallery, or through-out the course content as accessible links.
If your course is using KU's Kaltura Lecture Capture platform to record class sessions for delivery in Blackboard, you can view those videos with the following steps:
- Login to Blackboard.
- Select your course.
- Click on the Media Gallery menu item.
- Class recordings will be listed by most-recent here.
- Click on a video thumbnail to play a recording.
- If both a camera and computer source were captured in the classroom, then the video player will load with a side-by-side view of the two sources. (If only one of those were captured, it will be the only one shown.) Use the player and accessibility controls on the player, for playback.
- You can toggle the two video sources during playback for a view that best fits your content by hovering over the video player and choosing from the icons. Your choices are side-by-side, picture-in-picture, and single source. For all three modes, use the reverse arrows icon to swap sources. When in picture-in-picture mode, you can move and resize the inset video stream to your preference.
|Resource or Department||Contact Information|
|Media Production Studioemail@example.com | 785-864-6452 | Budig 10|
|Media Hub||KU Media Hub|
|Blackboardfirstname.lastname@example.org | 785-864-2600 | Budig 4 | Blackboard at KU|
|KU IT Customer Service Centeremail@example.com | 785-864-8080 | 3rd floor Anschutz Library|