MyMedia: Create a Webcam Recording


MyMedia provides a tool for webcam recording. Newer webcams are a video camera device integrated with a microphone connected to a computer that captures images continuously in real time and then the continuously recorded images can be saved to MyMedia space. MyMedia does not provide features to pause and start during the recording.

  • University NetID login access to MyMedia.
  • Current Adobe Flash Player version plugin installed with computer's web browser.
  • A connected webcam device to record video.
  • Microphone device to record audio with video recording. Usually newer webcam devices have an integrated microphone. Consider an external microphone device if a higher quality audio recording is desired. Note: this is optional if audio is not required with video.
  1. Open the MyMedia Landing HomePage.
  2. Login with NetID.
  3. From the +Add New button  dropdown list, select Webcam Recording.
  4. A new Record from Webcam window will open.  Click the Allow button in the open dialog popup.
Record from Webcam window, Adobe Flash Player Setting dialog popup
  1. A second player settings popup might display again.  Click the Allow radio button and then click the Close button.
Adobe Flash Player Settings dialog popup
  1. Click anywhere in the video window to start recording.
Record from Webcam window to start recording
  1. The recording will begin and display the time recorded.  Click anywhere in the video window again to stop the recording.
Note: The webcam recording cannot be paused and restarted to continue recording.

Record from Webcam window, stop recording
  1. After the recording is stopped, the recording will be processed.
Note: There isn't a progress bar to help understand how long the processing will take.

Record from Webcam window, processing webcam recording
  1. The recorded webcam recording will automatically be played for review.  Click the Save button to save the recording or click the red record button to record again.
Note: To exit or cancel the current webcam recording, click the browser refresh page button or close the open web page.

Record from Webcam window, playback recording
  1. (Optional) Click the red record button to re-record again.
Record from Webcam window, red record button was selected to record again
  1. After clicking the Save button in the video window, a new Record from Webcam window will open.  Click the Allow button in the open dialog popup.
Record from Webcam window, information fields
  1. In the Name box field, enter a title for this webcam recording.  This is a required field.
  2. (Optional) Enter a description in the Description box field as information about this webcam recording.
  3. (Optional) Enter a tag into the Tags box field.  To facilitate administration of UW-Platteville videos stored in the Kaltura repository.  Minimally tag the webcam recording with the abbreviated department name and course number (e.g., DEL7510, BASD2610, ENGRPHYS3640).
  4. Click Save button  to finish and save the metadata details with the webcam recording.

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

Keywords:Add New Media to MyMedia Create a Webcam Recording   Doc ID:53125
Owner:Andrew P.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2015-06-23 17:36 CDTUpdated:2017-11-09 17:13 CDT
Sites:UW Platteville
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