CaptureSpace Lite: Create a Screen Recording

If this is your first time using CaptureSpace Lite, you will need to download and install the program. Refer to this tutorial for more information on the process.

  1. Log into Blackboard.
  2. Select My Media.
    Bb My Media
  3. Click Add New button at the top-right.
    Blackboard - My Media Add New 2016
  4. Select CaptureSpace Lite.
    CaptureSpace Lite
  5. If you plan on saving the video to your computer, change the directory under Settings -> Local Media Files Storage.
    CaptureSpace - Settings Change Local Storage
  6. Important: Click Save at the bottom-right corner or your changes will be lost!
    CSLite - Save
  7. Click Screen or Screen & Webcam depending on your preference.
  8. There are two screen capture options you can make: (a) Full Screen records the entire screen of your desktop/laptop; (b) Select Area only records a particular section of the screen that you want recorded.
    Screen Capture Options** Note: When recording a PowerPoint, we recommend NOT using presenter mode. Instead, choose Select Area (see above) and select the slide area on the right. 
  9. Click Record.
    CaptureSpace Record Button
  10. A 5-second countdown will appear on the screen.
    CaptureSpace countdown
  11. Recording begins once the countdown ends. There are four options in the recording window. (Mac users: if it does not appear, you may have to click on the CaptureSpace icon on the dock.)
    Screen Capture Options_1

    1. Under Draw, the options are:
  12. Click Done when recording is finished.
    CaptureSpace Done
  13. Click Done to save the video.
    CaptureSpace Preview
  14. There are several actions you can take:CaptureSpace Saving
    1. Clicking Upload will send your video onto your My Media page. Once the video
      uploads, click the link in the pop-up window.
      MS - Completed upload link
    2. Alternatively, you can access My Media through Blackboard. (Follow steps 1-2.)
      CS - My Media Uploaded
    3. IMPORTANT: Once your video has been uploaded, its details (title, description, and tags) cannot be edited again unless you make changes to the video itself (see below). If you want to make any further changes to the details, access the video through My Media.
  15. After saving, your recording can always be found under the Library tab in CaptureSpace.
    CS - Library Video

    1. To change the folder that stores your video, click Settings. Under Local Media Files Storage, click Browse and select the folder that you would want to save your recordings in.
      CS - Local Media Files Storage
    2. Click Save to save changes.
  16. If more changes must be done to the recording, hover your mouse over the intended recording and click Edit when it appears on the right hand side.
    CS - edit
  17. Under Upload Options, you can edit your title, description, and tags to the video only if your video has not been uploaded.
    CS - upload options

    1. If you wish to make further edits to the video itself, click Preview.CS - Preview Button
    2. Once you have made the edits, click Apply. Click Done when you have finished making edits. You can either upload the new video to My Media or save it to the designated folder on the computer.
      CS - Apply Done Cancel

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