UC San Diego has an integration set up between Zoom and Kaltura such that any time you record to the Zoom cloud, that recording will automatically end up in "My Media" in Canvas. One of the secondary features of this integration is you can create "dual-stream" Kaltura entries if you configure your Zoom cloud recording settings in a particular way. See the video embedded below to the right for an example of a dual-stream video. (You may want to maximize the size of the player to get the full effect.)
Below you'll find instructions on how to create a dual-stream Kaltura video with Zoom. These instructions apply to any member of the UC San Diego community with active directory credentials.
- Zoom is installed. You need to have installed the Zoom desktop application on your computer.
- You are recording your camera and screen. In order to make a dual-stream video, you need to have 2 video streams. That's almost always your camera and screen.
Things to Keep in Mind
- Don't elect to record more than 2 Zoom layouts. Though it might be nice in Zoom to have the option to record a bunch of different layouts so you can pick and choose what you like to keep, in Kaltura all the layouts will be grouped together into one multi-stream video. Anything with 3 or more streams gets really confusing in the Kaltura player.
- The chat log will be a public "attachment" to the Kaltura entry. One important thing of which to be aware is that any public chat that occurred during the Zoom session will also be added to the Kaltura entry. It will end up in the "attachments" section, a tab that's only visible to viewers if you publish it to a Canvas Media Gallery or a channel in MediaSpace. There are no "visibility" settings for attachments, though - so if there's an attachment, viewers can see and download it.
- Be patient. The Zoom-Kaltura integration takes a little while. Your recording has to be processed by Zoom, then sent to Kaltura, where it's processed again. Kaltura is vague about how long you should expect it to take, but it could take several hours (depending on the length of your video).
Steps to Take
To create a dual-stream entry by leveraging the Kaltura-Zoom integration, you need to complete 2 main tasks. Feel free to use the list to jump to either section below:
- Configure your Zoom cloud recording settings
- Record your dual-stream video in Zoom
- Within a web browser, go to https://ucsd.zoom.us. If you're not already signed in already, do so.
- In the left navigation, click Settings.
- Click the Recording tab at the top of the screen.
- Scroll down to the "Cloud Recording" section.
- Uncheck any boxes for layouts that are already checked.
- Check the box that says Record active speaker, gallery view and shared screen separately. Additional options should populate below.
- Check the 2 boxes for Active Speaker and Shared Screen.
- Scroll to the bottom of the section and click Save.
You've now configured Zoom to record two separate videos every time you record to the cloud: one that's your screen share and microphone, and the other that's your camera and microphone. (That is, both recordings will have audio.) You can download these separate streams from the Zoom cloud for 30 days.
The recording that comes over to Kaltura, however, will be a dual-stream entry, with one video stream being your screen share and the other being your camera.
Follow the instructions below to record your Zoom video.
- Open the Zoom desktop application on your computer.
- Click the Home icon at the top of the screen. (You may default to it.)
- Click New Meeting.
- Within your Zoom room, select and turn on your camera and microphone by clicking the microphone icon and the camera icon. (To make a nice shot, center yourself in the frame horizontally and make sure your eyes are in the top third of the frame vertically.)
- Click Share Screen and select the screen or application that you want to record.
- Click the Record button and select Record to the Cloud.
- When you're done, click the button with the square in it to stop the recording.
Your video will need to be processed for a little while by Zoom, then it'll be sent to Kaltura, where it will also need to be processed. So it'll be a little while until it shows up in your Kaltura media repository.