CaptureSpace Lite
Desktop Recorder by Kaltura

The CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder from Kaltura is an easy to use tool for recording instructional media. CaptureSpace Lite offers the following options:

  • Capture your Screen, Webcam, and Audio
  • Capture your Screen and Audio
  • Capture Webcam and Audio
  • Capture Audio Only

Basic Recording Workflow

  1. Launch the Recorder
  2. Choose a recording option
  3. Edit the recording
  4. Upload the recording
  5. Add media mashup to Blackboard (optional)

Download and Install Software

Follow these steps to download the CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder.

  • Access MediaSpace at: video.chemeketa.edu
  • From the top of the page, click on the My Media link.
  • Your media will be listed on the My Media page.
  • Click on the Add New button in the top right corner of the page.
  • Select Record Media from the list.
  • From the CaptureSpace page click on a link to download the software for Windows PC or Mac OSX.
  • Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.
  • Access eLearn at: elearn.chemeketa.edu
  • From within Blackboard, click on the Faculty tab at the top of the page > click the Media sub-tab below > click on Kaltura My Media link from the Audio Video Repository module.
  • Your media will be listed on the My Media page.
  • Click on the Add New button in the top right corner of the page.
  • Select Record Media from the list.
  • From the CaptureSpace page click on a link to download the software for Windows PC or Mac OSX.
  • Run the installer and follow the on-screen instructions.

Start a Recording

The first launch of the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder must be done from the web.

  • From the MediaSpace site click on the Add New button in the top right corner.
  • Select Record Media from the list.
  • Click on the Launch Application button.
  • The CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder will launch.

Once you launch the recorder you can record your Screen, Screen & Webcam, Webcam or Voice. Follow directions on how to edit and upload media to Kaltura and how to add media to Blackboard.

  • From within a Blackboard course with Edit Mode on click on the Build Content button > click Kaltura Media.
  • Click on the Add New button in the top right corner.
  • Select Record Media from the list.
  • Click on the Launch Application button.
  • The CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder will launch.

Once you launch the recorder you can record your Screen, Screen & Webcam, Webcam or Voice. Follow directions on how to edit and upload media to Kaltura and how to add media to Blackboard.

After you have launched the recorder from the web for the first time you can then launch the record from your desktop.

  • From your Desktop or Start Menu, click on the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder icon.

Recording Options

Follow these steps to download the CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder.

  1. Click on Screen in the Record tab.
  2. Select whether to record the entire screen or only a selected area. If you'd like to record the entire screen select Full screen. If you'd like to record a specific area of the screen, click on Select Area. To select an area – drag your mouse over the area you want to capture and release.
  3. When ready, click on Record to start the recording.
  4. Drawing tools are available when recording the screen. The drawing tools can be used to draw freely on the screen during the recording. You can stress important points by drawing a circle around them, or highlight important aspects. Anytime during a recording, you can click on Draw to use the drawing tools.
  5. Click Done when finished recording.
  1. Click on Screen & Webcam in the Record tab.
  2. Select whether to record the entire screen or only a selected area. If you'd like to record the entire screen select Full screen. If you'd like to record  a specific area of the screen, click on Select Area. To select an area – drag your mouse over the area you want to capture and release.
  3. When ready, click on Record to start the recording.
  4. Drawing tools are available when recording the screen. The drawing tools can be used to draw freely on the screen during the recording. You can stress important points by drawing a circle around them, or highlight important aspects. Anytime during a recording, you can click on Draw to use the drawing tools.
  5. Click Done when finished recording.
  1. Click on Webcam  in the Record tab.
  2. You are presented with a preview for about 5 seconds. The recording then starts.
  3. Click Done when finished recording.
  1. Click on Voice  in the Record tab. You will see a countdown before the recording begins.
  2. Control the recording using the recording player.
  3. Click Done when finished.

Edit a Recording

Once you finish a recording the Preview and Edit window will appear. From here you can perform the following editing features:

This option allows you to trim the beginning and ending of a recording.

To trim a recording:

  1. In the Library tab, select the recording you would like to edit.
  2. Click on the Preview Media icon and then click on the Preview button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select Trim from the menu on the left. Two blue markers are displayed on the video strip.
  4. Use the Start and End markers to highlight the part of the recording you want to retain. The region to the left and right of the markers is greyed out. Trimming is only possible if the resulting recording is longer than 10 seconds.
  5. Click Apply and then click Done.

All edits made to the recording are made to the original file.

This option allows you to chop parts of the recording.

To chop a recording:

  1. In the Library tab, select the recording you would like to edit.
  2. Click on the Preview Media icon and then click on the Preview button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select Chop from the menu on the left. Two blue markers are displayed on the video strip.
  4. Use the Start and End markers to highlight the part of the recording you want to retain. The region to the left and right of the markers are greyed out. Chopping is only possible if the resulting recording is longer than 10 seconds.
  5. Click Apply and then click Done.

All edits made to the recording will be made to the original file.

To add a title to a video

  1. In the Library tab, select the recording you would like to edit.
  2. Click on the Preview Media icon and then click on Preview at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select Add Title from the menu on the left. You can edit the text on the titles. You can also add multiple titles to a video.
  4. Click Apply and then click Done.

All edits made to the recording are made to the original file.

Adding a title is NOT supported on Windows 8.1 or on recordings of Lectures & Presentations using a presentation.

To add credits to a video

  1. In the Library tab, select the recording you would like to edit.
  2. Click on the Preview Media icon and then click on Preview at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Select Add Credits from the menu on the left. You can edit the text on the credits. You can also add multiple credits to a video.
  4. Click Apply and then click Done.

All edits made to the recording are made to the original file.

Adding credits is NOT supported on Windows 8.1 or on recordings of Lectures & Presentations using a presentation.

Upload a Recording

You can upload media immediately after recording or by clicking on the Library Tab to upload previous recordings.

  • From the Edit and Preview window click the Done button.
  • Enter a Title, Description and Tags for your media and click Save.
  • Click on Upload to begin uploading. Click the Save button to save the recording to the Library tab and upload at a later time.

After the video finishes uploading, a notification with a link to the recording is displayed.

Note:It may take several minutes for the media to appear on your My Media page.
  • Launch the CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder
  • Select the Library tab.
  • Select the recording you would like to upload and click Upload now.
  • Enter a Title, Description and Tags for your media and click Save.
  • Click on Upload to begin uploading.

After the video finishes uploading, a notification with a link to the recording is displayed.

Note:It may take several minutes for the media to appear on your My Media page.

Add Media to Blackboard / eLearn

Once you upload media to Kaltura you can then add media to a Blackboard course as a standalone content item (Kaltura Media mashup).

Follow these steps to add media to a Blackboard course.

  1. Access eLearn at: elearn.chemeketa.edu
  2. Enter your My Chemeketa login when prompted
  3. Select a course from the course list.
  4. Navigate to the course area where you want to add your video.
  5. With Edit Mode On, click on the Build Content button > click Kaltura Media.
  6. Next from the Mashup Gallery page > click the Select button for the media you want to add to your course area.
  7. Enter a required Title and optional Description.
  8. Click the Submit button.
Kaltura Media mashup in Blackboard

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