About CaptureSpace Lite:

CaptureSpace Lite is a screen, webcam, and audio recorder that is comparable to other software like TechSmith’s Camtasia or Telestream’s Screenflow.  Content creators can capture multi-stream webcam and audio inputs which are synchronized with a PowerPoint presentation or screen capture.  Once presentations are created, they can be automatically published and viewed through any D2L tool with an HTML Editor (Content, News, Discussion, Quizzes, Dropbox).  

The advantage of CaptureSpace Lite is it’s ease of use and streamlined integration with D2L.  The disadvantage is it’s limited editing capabilities.  While you can trim the beginning and end, or cut out a section in the middle of a recorded presentation, you can’t re-record sections of the presentation.  CaptureSpace Lite is ideal for short, informal recordings that provide students with logistical information about the course, module overviews, project descriptions, software or website tutorials, or feedback on assignments.  In short, recordings that can be completed in one "take" without the need for extensive editing.

By default, CaptureSpace Lite in not available to students, however, instructors can *choose* to provide access to CaptureSpace Lite for course related media.  Instructors can give students access to CaptureSpace Lite, by following these instructions: http://uwmltc.org/?p=7860

What you will learn in this tutorial:

This tutorial will show you how to embed a CaptureSpace Lite recording through the "Insert Stuff" tool in D2L’s HTML Editor to the Content area or the News area of your D2L course site.

Before you begin:

1)  You must have CaptureSpace Lite added to your D2L course Navigation Bar.  If you DO NOT see CaptureSpace Lite on your Navigation Bar and you are:

  • an instructor, please follow the steps in this tutorial: http://uwmltc.org/?p=13285
  • a student, your instructor has not provided access to the tool and you should contact them for assistance

2)  You must have installed the CaptureSpace Lite Desktop Recorder application.  If not, please complete the steps in this tutorial: http://uwmltc.org/?p=13287

3)  You must have created a a screen capture or narrated PowerPoint using the CaptureSpace Lite Desktop Recorder.  If not, please use this tutorial: http://uwmltc.org/?p=13291

You may wish to print this tutorial and referencing it as you work. A printable PDF version of this tutorial can be found here: http://bit.ly/2gbDYLT

Step #1 – Option #1 (preferred method)

Step #1 - Option #1 (preferred method)
  1. Log in to D2L (http://d2l.uwm.edu).  Pull-down the [Select a course] menu, and select your course.

Step #1 – Option #2

Step #1 - Option #2
  1. Log in to D2L (http://d2l.uwm.edu).  If you choose to find your course under the [My Courses] list, click the [MCStdnt] button next to [Role:].

Step #2

Step #2
  1. Once you have entered your course site, click [Discussions].

Step #3

Step #3
  1. Click on the appropriate Discussion topic for the assignment.

Step #4

Step #4
  1. Click the [Start a New Thread] button.

Step #5

Step #5
  1. In the editor, click the small icon that looks like a play, stop, rewind, and fast forward button, called [Insert Stuff].

Step #4

Step #4
  1. From the [Insert Stuff] menu, click the [My Media] tab.
  2. Identify the CaptureSpace Lite recording you’d like to embed.  If you recorded recently, it should be at the top of the list.  If not, depending on the number of media files you have uploaded, you may need to run a keyword search.  Click the TITLE (not the thumbnail image) of the presentation.
  3. Click [Next].

Step #5

Step #5
  1. A preview of the recording will appear in the "My Media Properties" window.
  2. Click [Insert].

Step #6

Step #6

When you return to the [Edit HTML File] window, you’ll see the media preview and player.  

  1. Add text to [Enter a subject].
  2. Click [Post].