Microphone Tips (for recording videos)

If you or your students use Kaltura to record videos, we recommend you confirm your microphone is working properly before recording a video. This will help ensure you don’t have to re-record your video. Follow these steps, depending on your device, to confirm your microphone is turned on and the volume is turned all the way up. You can also use the Online Mic Test tool to test your microphone.

Microsoft Windows 10

    1. Open the Control Panel. Or, search Windows for Control Panel.
    2. Click Sound.
    3. Click the Recording tab.
    4. Confirm the correct device is selected as the default device.
    5. Right-click the device, and then click Properties.
    6. Click the Levels tab.
    7. Confirm the volume is at 100.

Microsoft Windows 7

    1. Click Start.
    2. Click Control Panel.
    3. Click Hardware and Sound.
    4. Click Sound.
    5. Click Speakers, and then Properties.
    6. Click the Levels tab.
    7. Confirm the volume is at 100.


    1. Click the Apple icon in the top-left corner of your monitor.
    2. Click System Preferences.
    3. Click Sound.
    4. Click the Input tab.
    5. Confirm the internal microphone is selected.
    6. Confirm the input volume slider is all the way to the right.
    7. Speak into your microphone and confirm the bars move as your speak.

iPad (iOS 9 and above)

    1. Tap Settings.
    2. Tap Privacy.
    3. Tap Microphone.
    4. Confirm the dial next to MediaSpace is turned on.

If your microphone is functioning properly, but you’re still experiencing audio playback issues, please email LDT.

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Current Kaltura iPad App Limitation

Currently, the Kaltura iPad app MediaSpace will only allow you to record up to a 10 minute video. We are working with our Kaltura rep to have this time limit extended.

In the meantime, if you or your students need to record a video that’s longer than 10 minutes using the iPad, the device’s camera app is a good alternative. If the camera app is used, the video can be easily be uploaded into Kaltura. The upload time is typcially a few minutes.

Things to Remember

Keep in mind these tips to ensure easy recording using the iPad camera app.

  • There is enough storage space on the device to record a large video. This is an especially helpful reminder for those students whose iPads are linked to their iPhones.
  • Make sure the iPad is fully charged before starting the recording process.

Contact LDT with questions.

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Kaltura Mobile App Available

The Kaltura mobile (iPad) app is available for your use. The app can be found in your App Store by searching for Kaltura MediaSpace.

Training videos and the Kaltura Mobile App User Guide can be found on the LDT Supported Technologies page under Kaltura.

If you or your students are frequent users of the Panopto app, we recommend switching to Kaltura.

Contact us with questions about Kaltura or to schedule a one-on-one training session.

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Apple TV’s: How to Mirror an iPad/iPhone

Over the summer we’ve added apple TV’s to all classrooms on campus:

The great thing about Apple TV’s is that it allows you to wirelessly project your iPad/iPhone on the projector in the classroom. Below are instructions for doing just that.

Apple TV Instructions

1. Turn on the projector in the room.

photoA2. Switch the input to “Apple TV.”

photo_1A3. The Apple TV will begin displaying on the projector.

photo_2A4. Turn on your iPad/iPhone, and double click the “Home” button. A menu bar will appear at the bottom of the screen. Take your finger and “swipe” the menu bar to the right to reveal a new set of buttons.

iPad Home Buttonphoto  5. A new series of buttons will appear. Select the “AirPlay” button.

photo_16. This will provide a list of the available rooms with Apple TV’s in them. Select the room you are in, and choose to turn “mirroring on” for that Apple TV.photo_3photo_6

 7. Once you select to “Mirror” the Apple TV, a code will appear on the projector screen. One your iPad/iPhone, a place to insert that code will appear. This code insures that you have full control over what is being displayed on the projector. Input that code on the iPad/iPhone.

photo_3Aphoto_48. Once the code is input, select “Ok.” The screen from the iPad/iPhone will display on the projector.

***NOTE: If the iPad/iPhone has a blue line across the top of it, it means that it is being “mirrored” (displayed elsewhere).

photo_5photo_4ATo stop “mirroring” : To stop displaying the iPad/iPhone on the projector, go through steps 3, 4, & 5 above and turn off mirroring.

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D2L Announces New “Binder” iPad App

D2L has just released a new app called “Binder.”

What does Binder do ?

Binder allows for users (students, faculty) to interact with course content (PDF files, Microsoft Office files….etc.) directly from their tablet. You can either “fetch” files from D2L from your iPad OR send files from D2L to your iPad using the new “Send to Binder” tool. Once these files are on the iPad, you can download them locally to the iPad which gives you the ability to interact with the files using highlights, text notes, underlines, strikethroughs, or freehand notes. In addition, you will have the ability to easily organize your files by making favorites, tagging, searching, and archiving.

Stay Connected AnnotateKeep OrganziedWhat types of files are compatible ?

docs supported

What Tablets is Binder Available on ?

tablet available

For more information, check out binder.desire2learn.com Or view the instructional video below.

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