Media, webconferencing, and lecture recording

Lecture Capture in your Classroom


1.     Lecture Capture with Kaltura:



At this time, your own laptop is required for lecture capture in the classroom. The lecture capture methods employed below are best accomplished using your own laptop in your class.  Desktop computers present in classrooms at UNBC are not currently configured to fully accommodate these methods.

Ethernet Network Cord to connect from the internet port on the podium to your laptop 

Microphone: (choose one of the following) 

USB Wired Microphone: 

Wireless Microphone: 

Wired USB Headset with Mic 

  • you won’t be able to move around while teaching, but it will work in a pinch or great as a backup

Webcam: (Optional) 

Equipment Notes: 

  • Ensure batteries are charged for every class & that they will last for your entire class
  • Have a backup mic just in case (USB wired headset with mic)



  • Practice lecture capturing at home or in your office a few times
  • Practice in the classroom well before the live class. Get the process down. Watch the recording & see if the audio and video is acceptable. Check for sound quality and how far you can be away from the mic. Certain clothing or jewelry may interfere with the mic sound.
  • Practice uploading your recording to MyMedia in and embedding your video in the course



Have your software installed on your laptop, tested, and any necessary updates done well prior to class.

 You can choose to record your lecture with one of the following: 

  • Kaltura Capture (recommended) (integrated into, records to your computer and uploads later, 2 hour max time limit, can pause for breaks or split up recordings into smaller bits (recommended), can edit the recording afterwards right in your MyMedia area)
  • Kaltura Meetings (needs strong wired internet connection, sends recording to the cloud, no recording time limit, cannot pause – stopping recording ends the recording, automatically posts recordings to your course’s Media Gallery area). Start Kaltura Meetings from your course shell, upload your slides as a PDF file, hit record when ready.
  • Zoom (can choose to record to the cloud or to your computer, you will need to upload the recording to your MyMedia area before embedding in your course.) Start Zoom, Present slides on laptop & screen share window in Zoom, then hit record.


For best results, use a wired internet connection to your laptop – use a long blue ethernet network cable. This is especially necessary when using video.



The CTLT does not recommend having students attend the class live online because the experience may be poor, and it is difficult for the Instructor to equitably manage both online and in-person students in the span of a class. The CTLT recommends record your lecture and posting it in your course in for later online viewing by students who cannot attend the class on-campus.

If you attempt to have students ‘tune-in” live, ensure you have someone to monitor the chat for questions & to ask them so online students don’t feel ignored.

After uploading your recording, consider posting a written transcript of notes if audio is poor.


NOTE: Class time support not available due to staffing resources

There will be no on-campus support people available to assist you if you run into problems during your class. We recommend you practice with your own equipment beforehand and also practice in the room your class will be in to make sure you are very familiar with how everything works.


What to do if things go wrong during recording: 

  • Check mic connections & make sure they are plugged in before starting your lecture capture software so the software can read them
  • Check the cables & connections at each end to make are they are tight
  • Restart the computer(s)
  • Restart the web browser & clear cookies/cache, use a different browser
  • Restart Kaltura/Zoom
  • Re-record your lecture after the class from your office/home & post that one in



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