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Post a Video as a Discussion Reply 


Some discussion assignments may require you to embed a video in the discussion forum.

Note: For information on using the Kaltura CaptureSpace Desktop Recorder, see Recording a presentation using CaptureSpace.

To post a video response to a discussion, follow these steps:

  1. Log on to your Canvas course.
  2. In the course navigation menu, click Discussions.
  3. In the Discussions list, click the discussion to which you want to post.
  4. On the Discussion page, click Reply.
  5. On the menu bar, click Embed Media.
    Embed Media
  6. On the Embed Media page, click the Add New drop-down menu. Then, select Desktop Video Capture to create a new recording.
    Add new desktop video capture
  7. If you haven't used Kaltura Capture, choose which version to download. After it downloads, install the software.
    Download software
  8. Close the pop-up window. Close
  9. Repeat Steps 5 & 6 above, then click "Open link" and the Kaltura Capture application should launch. (On a PC, it should lauch the application automatically.)
    launch Kaltura Capture application
  10. Choose the desired inputs for recording; 1) desktop with drop-down option to select which monitor or part of a monitor, 2) camera, 3) microphone. If the icon is blue it will
    record that source. If you don't want to record a source, click on it and it will appear gray with a line through it. Click the 4) record button to begin recording.Kaltura Capture recording settings
  11. During recording, you'll see a pop-up window with a stopwatch and stop and pause buttons. Click the white square to stop the recording.
    stop recording
  12. Check the 1) preview to make sure you recorded what you wanted to record. Then, give the recording a 2) title and 3) tag with your course department and number. Finally, click the 4) Save & Upload button.
    name save and upload
  13. Going back to your Canvas window, you will see the "Embed Media" window. Find the video you recorded and use the Select drop-down menu to click on "Small" for the preview size that will appear in your post.
    Kaltura select video

  14. If asked if you would like to submit the media as an assignment, click Yes, please.
    Submit as assignment
  15. Wait for video to process until the blue line gets to the end of the window.Wait for upload

  16. Add introductory text, if desired. Then, click Post Reply.
    submit reply


Canvas embeds the recording in the discussion forum.