“Just in Time” Video Content

We define “Just in Time” video content as screencasts or video recordings that have been created and posted in a short time to address a time-sensitive or situational need. Because this document links to others depending on the steps you need to take, please read through this entire document before beginning work on your video.

Some common examples are:

  • Covering current events in the news
  • Providing feedback to students
  • Time-sensitive events
  • Adapting to how a course is progressing
  • Screencasts that address the needs of the students in the current section

Just in Time videos are different from normal course videos that should be created with the Media Team’s participation. Just in Time videos are not processed by Extended Campus and are not intended to be permanent course content.


Step 1 – Plan

It is always a good idea to think through and organize the points you will cover in your video to keep it short and succinct.

Step 2 – Start a New Announcement

Start a new announcement in Canvas by navigating to the Announcements section of Canvas and clicking the +Announcement button. Write a short message to your students about the video you are posting. And add any additional information you would like to add.

Step 3 – Record with Kaltura Capture Directly into Canvas

For Just in Time content, we highly recommend using Kaltura Capture to record and upload your content. This will allow you to get your content into Canvas quickly. You can use Kaltura Capture to record both screencasts and standard videos.

Documentation for using Kaltura Capture is located on a separate page with sections for different aspects.

If you are new to Kaltura Capture and need to install it, start at the top of the page with Download and Install and an overview of the User Interface. Then move on to the appropriate section for your video. If you are making a simple video talking to your students directly, you will be making a Webcam Recording. For videos where you are recording your computer screen as a screencast, see the Screen Recording and PowerPoint Recording sections where applicable.

If you have recordings that you have made outside of Kaltura Capture with other tools, you can see how to upload them in the Upload Existing Recording section.

Step 4 – Review

Once you have posted your video, please take a moment to review it to make sure it appears as you intended. Be sure to also listen to the audio to make sure it can be heard. This can be done by clicking play on the video in the Announcement editor.

Step 5 – Post

Once you have reviewed your video, review the text you have added to the post. At this point, you can move any text you need to in case the video was not placed where you expected.

Click Save at the bottom of the page to post your announcement.

Published on July 27, 2022 at 3:36:07 pm CDT. Last modified on August 03, 2022 at 5:51:24 pm CDT.