Trunk User GuideTrunk User Guide Rich Text EditorHow do I record a web cam video and stream it to the site participants?

How do I record a web cam video and stream it to the site participants?

Instructors, TAs, Course Builders and project site organizers can record a video using their computer’s web cam and stream it to their site participants using the “Kaltura” media plug-in available on many Trunk text box rich text editors.

NOTES:

  • Google Chrome on an Apple (Mac) computer does not support the most recent version of Java and will not allow Kaltura web cam recordings. Firefox, Safari or Chrome (on a PC) should work.
  • The “Kaltura” media plugin is available in the following Trunk text box tools: Syllabus, Announcements, Assignments, Lessons, Test & Quizzes, Forums, Sign-up and Glossary. The “Kaltura” media plugin is not available in the following Trunk text box tools: Resources, Drop Box, Site Information Display, and Email (Messages).

To record a web cam video and stream it to the site participants, access the text box and place your cursor where you want the web Cam video displayed.

To record a web cam video and stream it to the site participants, access the text box and place your cursor where you want the web Cam video displayed.

Click on the Kaltura icon located in the Rich Text Editor.

Click on the Kaltura icon located in the Rich Text Editor.

This displays the Kaltura media panel.

Click Upload.

Click Upload.

This displays the Kaltura upload media panel

Click Video tab, then click Webcam.

Click Video tab, then click Webcam.

This displays the Webcam interface.

Use the "Select a webcam" dropdown box to select your web cam.

Use the "Select a webcam" dropdown box to select your web cam.

If a Flash dialog box is displayed, click Allow

If a Flash dialog box is displayed, click Allow

This returns the display back to the web cam interface ready to record.

Example:

Example:

Click Record and record the web cam video

Click Record and record the web cam video

When finished recording, click Stop

When finished recording, click Stop

To preview the recording, click Play. To re-record the video, click Record.  When finished click Next.

To preview the recording, click Play. To re-record the video, click Record.  When finished click Next.

Clicking "Next" displays the media's metadata dialog box.

Enter a title, tags and a description for the web cam video, then click Next.

Enter a title, tags and a description for the web cam video, then click Next.

This processes the video, which may take a long time depending on the length of the video, and displays the "Done" dialog box.

Click Finish (or Add More Media).

Click Finish (or Add More Media).

This returns the display panel to the Kaltura upload page with a thumbnail of the recorded webcam video

Click on the Video thumbnail.

Click on the Video thumbnail.

This inserts the video into the Trunk text box and it is displayed (in this editing mode) as a thumbnail.

Example:

Example:

Complete the posting of the Trunk text box. (Example here is for an announcement)

Complete the posting of the Trunk text box. (Example here is for an announcement)

When posted, the full video and player is embedded in the Trunk text box.