Brightspace Tech Tip: Make Quick Recordings with Express Capture

A recent update to our Kaltura Mediaspace – D2L Brightspace integration has given faculty and students to more easily record video and or audio content and add it directly into a D2L Brightspace course. Faculty and students can now open the My Media section under Insert Stuff within the HTML Editor and find an option to quickly record with Express Capture.

You can find full instructions on how to record using Express Capture on our Faculty Resources section of the campus website.

Faculty can use this to be able to make quick recordings when providing feedback to students on Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes, etc. right from the feedback box.

Students can also use this to create recordings to put into their Discussions.

Express Capture is a quick and easy way to make video and or audio recordings within your course site within D2L Brightspace.

John Bayerl
D2L Brightspace Administrator
Inver Hills Community College
651-450-3631
jbayerl@inverhills.edu

Brightspace Tech Tip: Copy Course Materials Across Institutions

This long awaited, and commonly asked for, feature is finally here for D2L Brightspace! You can now take your entire course site within D2L Brightspace and easily copy it over to another institution without having to download, re-upload, or lose any features within your course site. Now we can directly copy your course materials from Inver to DCTC, over to Metro State, or any other MinnState College or University.

Process:

Simply fill out a JIRA ticket and make sure to include the following information:

  • The URL or link to the course site you are copying from (source)
    • To get this, simply login to D2L Brightspace and go to the homepage of the course. Then copy the link from the URL box within your browser.
  • The URL or link you are copying the materials into (destination)

Unlike the regular Import / Export / Copy Components tool within D2L Brightspace, this process is not immediate and must take all the materials in the course site (No Select Components option). This happens from an automated process that happens overnight. Small price to pay to make it easier and better to copy everything!

John Bayerl
D2L Brightspace Administrator
Inver Hills Community College
651-450-3631
jbayerl@inverhills.edu