Add a Webcam Recording to Moodle


Add webcam recordings to Moodle.


Kaltura allows you to upload webcam recordings on devices with a functioning webcam. if you would like to record a video that includes presentation slides or other visuals, please use the Kaltura Personal Capture. 

Instructors have two choices of how webcam recordings will be displayed in Moodle; either directly on the course homepage or on a separate page.

  • If you would like the webcam recording to display directly on your course homepage, add the video in through a Moodle Label.
  • If you would not like the video to display directly on your course homepage, but instead have students click off of the main course homepage to view it, add the video through a Moodle Page.

If you are a student submitting a webcam recording as an assignment in Moodle, go directly to Step 3. Please note students may only submit webcam recordings as assignments or in forums.

For a full list of Kaltura How-to Videos, click here.

1.) Enter your Moodle course and click 'Add an activity or resource' in the topic of where you would like the webcam recording to display

An image of the add an activity or resource link, which is circled.

2.) If you would like the video to display directly on the course homepage, select 'Label'; if you would not like the video to display directly on the course homepage, select 'Page'

  • For demonstration purposes, we are using a Page.

3.) Enter a Title, then scroll down and click the Kaltura Media button in the Page Content section of the screen

An image showing the location of the Kaltura media button, which is circled.

  • Note: You may have to click the first button next to 'Label text' to expand the rows to see the Kaltura Media button.

4.) Click 'Express Capture'

The "Express capture" button is circled

5.) On the prompt, click 'Allow'

A prompt asking for permissions to use the camera and microphone

6.) Click the red "Record" button to start your webcam recording

A screen with the record button button at the bottom of the preview window

7.) When you are finished recording, click the stop button near the bottom of the webcam screen to stop the recording

The stop button at the bottom of the video capture window

8.) The webcam recording will now play in preview

The video preview window with numbers corresponding to: 1. Record again, 2. Download a copy, 3. Use this

  1. If you would like to re-record your video, click the "Record Again" button.
  2. If you want to save a copy of the video on your computer, click the "Download a Copy" button.
  3. When you are satisfied with the video you've recorded, click the "Use This" button.

9.) Edit the video details and click "Save and Embed"

The save and embed option is circled

10.) Click 'Embed'

An arrow pointing to the "Embed" option

11.) Your webcam will be inserted - continue filling out the page as necessary

A sample of an embed video

12.) Click 'Save and return to course' or 'Save and display' to preview your webcam recording

The available save options

  • Congratulations! You have successfully recording and uploaded a webcam recording using Kaltura!



Article ID: 78796
Tue 5/21/19 3:49 PM
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