Recording, Storing and Sharing Your Lecture

Faculty have a number of options for recording and sharing a lecture video with students, rather than delivering it “live.” Below we outline our recommended option, which rely on Princeton licensed tools, protect faculty’s intellectual property, and improve accessibility. This alternative also accommodate students who do not have reliable high-speed internet access. Our FAQ page describes some of the pros and cons of this option, and some alternatives.

Record the video either with your camera’s video feed or via Zoom, store the file on your computer’s hard drive, and upload it to your course website through Kaltura.

  1. Record your lecture via Zoom: You may use Zoom as a recording tool, save the file to your computer’s hard drive, and then upload it to your course site via Kaltura. Here is how:
    Blackboard: Using Zoom and Kaltura to record and share lecture recordings.
    Canvas: Using Zoom and Kaltura to record and share lecture recordings.

  2. Record your lecture via your camera’s video feed (macOS): Open the QuickTime Player application and select File > New Movie Recording. Click the dropdown arrow next to the red Record button and verify the correct camera and microphone inputs are selected. Click the Record button to begin, and the Stop button at the same location to end the recording. Select File > Save and choose a location to save your file. You may then upload your recorded presentation to your course website. Download a printable PDF of these instructions. Download a printable PDF of these instructions.
    To upload the video to your course site, follow the instructions on uploading a lecture recording to Blackboard via Kaltura (scroll down to Part Three of the article ) or uploading a lecture recording to Canvas via Kaltura (scroll down to Part Two of the article). 

  3. Record your lecture via your camera’s video feed (Windows): At the bottom-right of the Windows taskbar, right-click the Volume icon and select Open Sound settings, choosing your desired microphone input. Open the Camera application and click the Video button on the right side of the application’s window, located directly above the large Photo button. Press the Video button once more to begin recording, and the red Stop button to end recording. Recordings are saved to your Pictures > Camera Roll folder. You may then upload your recorded presentation to your course website. Download a printable PDF of these instructions. 
    To upload the video to your course site, follow the instructions on uploading a lecture recording to Blackboard via Kaltura (scroll down to Part Three of the article ) or uploading a lecture recording to Canvas via Kaltura (scroll down to Part Two of the article).