Record a Video using Quick Capture in Canvas
Quick Capture (or "Express Capture") is a browser-based recording solution available to everyone at UCSD with active directory credentials. You can elect to record any combination of your screen, your camera, and your microphone, and the video will automatically end up in your "My Media" when you're done. It's very useful if you want to record a short, off-the-cuff video.
These instructions show students and instructors how to record a video using Quick Capture within Canvas.
Things to keep in mind:
- Best run in an up-to-date Chrome web browser. Kaltura recommends that you use Chrome when using Quick Capture, and it's always best to keep it up-to-date. It will not work properly in Safari (Mac).
- Videos should be short. Quick Capture is leveraging your browser to record video, and your browser cache can fill up fast. We recommend using Quick Capture if your video is less than 10 minutes long. Any longer than that and we recommend a different recording application (like Kaltura Capture or Zoom).
- It can create dual-stream videos. Like Kaltura Capture (the desktop application), Quick Capture will output a dual-stream video if you elect to record both your camera and your screen. That means that viewers will be able to choose the layout of the two video screens (picture-in-picture, side-by-side, and single source).
- Videos automatically end up in "My Media." Like Kaltura Capture, any video you record will automatically make its way to your Kaltura media repository ("My Media").
- Videos will be temporarily unavailable for viewing immediately after upload. As with all videos uploaded to Kaltura, videos must be processed on Kaltura's back end before they're available for viewing.
Steps to Take
- Within Canvas, click My Media in the left navigation.
- Click + Add New at the top of the screen and select Quick Capture. (Note that your browser may ask you if it's ok if MediaSpace has access to your camera and microphone. If so, allow/grant the access.)
- Select your recording preferences. Using the carets next to each icon, you should be able to choose any camera or microphone connected to your computer.
Note: The first time you elect to capture your screen, it's possible your computer will need to provide screen recording access to your browser. Follow the instructions that your operating system provides to do so.
- When you're ready, click the red button to start recording. A 3-second timer should count down.
- When you're done recording your video, click the red button again.
- You can now opt to either record again, download a copy of the video, or use what you just recorded. If you're satisfied with your recording, click Use This.
Note: If you captured your screen and camera, clicking "download a copy" will download 2 separate files to your computer - the camera feed (with audio) and the screen capture (with no audio). You may have to approve a request from your browser to allow Canvas to download multiple files.
- Edit any metadata you'd like for the entry and click Save. The entry will need to process for a short time.