A screencast is typically a recording of your computer screen with voiceover. It is also often known as a screen recording. Screencasts are useful for creating how-to-guides, short narrated demonstrations, course/site tours, tutorials, slideshows, etc. 

You can record a screencast directly from your My Media page. You will need the following for this project:

  • Kaltura Capture installed on your computer
  • Content you want to record on your computer screen
  • A microphone (to record your voice-over)

Once you have made your recording, you can upload it to your My Media library and embed it anywhere with the Moodle text editor.

Video Tutorial

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Open Kaltura Capture. 
    • First, login to Moodle. Expand the left side navigation menu, click on My Media
    • In the My Media window, click on Add New and then Kaltura Capture.  
    • If Kaltura Capture is installed, it will launch automatically. Otherwise, install Kaltura Capture on your computer.
  2. Enable the Screen input in the Kaltura Capture recorder.
    • The Kaltura Capture desktop recorder window (pictured below) will open.
    • Check to see if Screen is enabled (the icon will be in blue). If not, click on Screen before recording your screencast. 
    • (Optional) If you would like to use your webcam, you can enable it by selecting Camera to turn the camera on. 
    • If you have multiple screens connected and want to record only one screen, simply click one of the Screen icons until it becomes grey, this will disable it. 
    • For overview of recording options, please go to (VIDEO) Moodle My Media - How to select record options on Kaltura Capture
    • If you wish to record only certain areas of your screen and not your entire screen, expand screen option and click on Select Area. This will then prompt you to select a window size for recording.
    • Choose one of the following size options from the drop-down menu and then click Confirm.
  3. Start Recording by clicking the Red Circle.
    • A 3-second countdown timer will indicate when recording will begin. To ensure that nothing is cut from the beginning or end, it is a good a idea to wait an extra few seconds before you begin speaking.
    • You may pause and resume the recording by pressing the Pause button (Shortcut: CMD/CTRL+SHIFT+R).
    • You may also draw on your screen by using the annotation tools by clicking on the Pencil icon.
  4. Click Stop Recording to finish recording.
    • Click the square icon to stop recording. It will prompt you to save the recording, click on Yes, Stop it.
    • Next to the stop button is the pause button. You can use the pause button to temporarily pause the video without stopping record. (Shortcut: CTRL/CMD+SHIFT+R)
    • Click the X to cancel and start again. 
  5. Name and save your recording.
    • Give your recording a title in the Title field.
    • Optionally, you may add a description and tags. (This will help make your videos searchable in your My Media library later.)
    • Click Save & Upload will upload your recording to My Media and it will also save in the Kaltura Capture library that lives on your computer.
    • Clicking Save will save it only in the Kaltura Capture library on your computer where you can upload later to My Media.
    • NOTE: Clicking Delete will remove it from your computer. It will not go into your Recycle Bin and can't be retrieved. Make sure you have either uploaded it to My Media before deleting.

How to view your recording in My Media

After uploading, go back to your Moodle site, click on My Media. (You may need to click on the refresh icon to see your recently uploaded video.)

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