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NILE Assignment Submission Guide for Ultra Courses

Information for Students

Submit video or audio for assessment



The University of Northampton recommends that all video and audio recordings for assessment, whether using Kaltura Capture, PowerPoint or a mobile device, are first uploaded to the MediaSpace video server before submission in NILE. Video or audio can either be uploaded at or by using Add New in the Kaltura plug-in for NILE, which is explained in this guide. We do not support attaching or uploading video or audio recordings directly into your NILE assessment point.

TIP: Select this link Submitting Video or Audio for Assessment for a quick video guide to submitting video. 

Open the Assessment and submission Learning Module.

Select the assignment title.

Select the View assessment option.

Select the Text editor.

Select the Insert Content icon.

Select Content Market from the drop-down menu.

Select the Kaltura Add / Embed Media tile from the Institution Tools section.

Select Search My Media to find the Capture video which has been uploaded to your personal video library.

Select Embed to choose your recording and begin the submission process.

NOTE: If you have used PowerPoint or your mobile to create your recording, you can also use Add New to upload your file.

IMPORTANT: Do not upload your recording directly into NILE as this method is not supported by the Learning Technology team.  

Select Add New and then select Media Upload to drag & drop or upload your recording for submission.

The MediaSpace LTI plug-in for Blackboard Ultra will allow you to upload all common video and audio formats.

Once you have selected Embed you will begin the steps to submit your recording for assessment.

It is essential you follow these steps or your submission will not be complete.

Amend the Display Name of the video or audio in the Insert Content Market item pop-out.

Select the Insert option.

Your recording has now been embedded in the text editor ready for submission.

Select Submit to begin the submission process.

Select Submit from the Submit Assignment pop-out to confirm you want to continue to submit this recording for assessment.

The Your Submission was successful pop-out confirms you have completed a submission Attempt.

You can check your email for a confirmation of your submission and to review your attempt.

You can select Close to exit this pop-out confirmation screen.

You can select Submission if you wish to review your submission Attempt.

Select Start Attempt to make an additional submission.

 If you wish to review a previous attempt, select Submissions then choose an Attempt.

You can select an Attempt if you want to check your submission or playback your video to verify it is the correct version for submission.

If this is not the correct recording or if you have not correctly embedded the recording, you can exit this screen and make another submission attempt, provided your module tutor has allowed you to make multiple attempts.

Submitting video or audio for a Group assessment

If the recording is a group assessment, ensure the video owner records or uploads the recording to their Kaltura MediaSpace and logs into NILE to make the submission on behalf of the group.

Install Kaltura Capture on Windows

Navigate to on a Chrome desktop browser.

Select Log In and enter your UON username and password to access your MyMedia account.

Select Kaltura Capture from the Add New menu.

Select the Download for Windows link.

Locate the downloaded Capture package in your browser Downloads folder. 

Double-click the downloaded Capture package to begin the Kaltura Capture Setup Wizard.

Select Next.

On the Installation Settings screen click Next.

Click Install to begin the installation process.

Click Finish on the final screen to complete the installation.

The Kaltura Capture recorder is now installed on your Windows device.

Install Kaltura Capture on a Mac


Log in to on your Mac browser.

Select Kaltura Capture from the Add New drop-down menu.

Select Download for Mac to download the application.

Locate the application in your browser's download folder.

Double click the .dmg file to begin the installation process.

Drag the Kaltura Personal Capture application icon to your applications folder.

The Kaltura Capture software is now installed in your Applications folder.

Kaltura Capture is now ready to use.

How to install the KMSGo app for iOS

Download the KMS GO app from the App Store.

Click Open and the app will ask if you would like to allow notifications.

Click Don't Allow if you do not want to receive notifications or click Allow if you would like to receive notifications. 

Enter the site address which is

Click Go and the KMS GO home page displays.

The default view of the MediaSpace mobile app is the Home screen which shows Trending content.

Select the user icon in the top left of the screen to view the MediaSpace login screen.

Enter your University of Northampton Staff username or Student ID and password.

The app will display the Home screen for logged-in users.

Select the icon in the top left to access My Page which will display your personal media library and viewing history.

Select the Explore link to view Getting Started support videos along with Library Skills Hub content and general Kaltura video tutorials.

Select the Upload link to upload content to your MediaSpace Gallery.

How to connect Kaltura Capture to MyMedia


Launch the Capture recorder and select the Manage link.

Select the Information icon.

Check Kaltura Capture is correctly linked to your University of Northampton username.

Check Kaltura Capture is correctly linked to

If Capture is not correctly linked to your username or the correct MediaSpace webpage select Sign Out.

Log in to and select Kaltura Capture from the Add New menu.

Once Kaltura Capture has launched, select the Manage link in the recorder and follow the previous steps again.

Select the Information icon.

Kaltura Capture should now be correctly linked to your username and

Finally, you should Bookmark the new webpage for quick access in future.

Record with Kaltura Capture 


Launch Kaltura Capture from your desktop or applications menu.

Select or mute the Camera, Screen or Audio icons to customise your recording options.

Select the drop-down menu beneath each recording option to make further choices.

Select the red button on the left side of Capture to start recording.

After a five second countdown your recording will start.

When the recording begins, the duration of your recording is displayed in the minimised Capture recorder.

When you have finished recording, pause your recording or select the stop button.

A pop-up message will ask you to confirm you want to stop your recording.

The following screen enables you to preview your video, edit the default title, provide a description and add searchable tags.

You can choose to Save and Upload your video to your MyMedia account or Save it to your device for upload at a later point.

If you no longer want your recording, you can delete it from your device by selecting the Delete button.

In your Capture Library, you can follow the progress of your upload, delete all uploaded recordings or start a new recording.

You can also select a recording to preview, edit the title and description or add searchable tags.

You can return to your Library at any time by launching the Capture recorder and selecting the Manage link.

Recording PowerPoint with Capture 


Open your PowerPoint slide presentation.

Launch the Kaltura Capture recorder.

Use the drop-down menu beneath the screen icon to select the screen which displays the PowerPoint deck.

Select and customise your Audio and Camera input sources.

Select the red record icon on Capture to begin recording.

Select the Slide Show tab from the PowerPoint menu.

Select From Beginning from the PowerPoint Slide Show tab to begin your presentation.

Narrate your slides and use the keyboard arrow or tab keys to advance your slides.

Select the Stop button on the Capture recorder or select Ctrl+Shift+S to stop the recording.

Exit your PowerPoint presentation by selecting the Esc button on your keyboard.

The Capture recorder should now display a preview of the recording.

Preview your recording by selecting the play icon beneath the video display.

Edit your video title, add a description and use tags to make your video more searchable.

Select Save and Upload to upload your recording to your MyMedia account.

In the Library screen, select the MyMedia link beneath your video to access the recording in your MyMedia account.

If you are logged in to MyMedia, you can playback and review your recording.

Select the burger menu to navigate your recording using your PowerPoint slide deck.

Exporting PowerPoint as a video

If you have followed the instructions above carefully, but have a technical issue recording using Kaltura, it is possible to create a video of your narrated Powerpoint to upload to Kaltura, and from there to submit it in your assignment.  To do this, open your PowerPoint presentation, add a narration, and Save.  Then click File > Export > Create a Video > Create Video.  This will create an MPEG-4 video.  Choose a location to save this to (e.g. Videos, Downloads, or your own folder).  Then log into NILE, go to the Course, Assessment and submission, and follow the guidance for uploading and submitting a video: 

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