A voice (only) recording is an audio recording of you speaking. Both the screen and camera are turned off and are not recorded. Voice-only recordings may be useful for verbal feedback, podcasts, audio lecture, short lessons, etc. 

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

  • Kaltura Capture installed on your computer
  • A microphone (to record your voice), this could be your built-in microphone on your computer. However, an external microphone is desired. Recommendations here.

Once recording is completed, 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. Select only your Audio in the Kaltura Capture recorder.
    • In the Kaltura Capture recorder window, the Audio icon should be blue when enabled.
    • If more than one audio source is plugged into your computer, click the arrow to open the drop-down menu. Select the audio source you want to use.
    • Turn off and disable any screen and camera, they will be greyed out when disabled.
    • Then, start recording by clicking on the Red Circle icon.
    • 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.
  3. 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. 
  4. 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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This work by Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.