Record a Video

TechSmith Knowmia makes it easy to create and share videos for online learning. Record a MP4 video of your screen, presentation slides, and optional webcam video. Switch between speaker webcam and your screen or presentation.


  1. Install the TechSmith Capture application.
  2. In Knowmia, click the Launch Capture button.
  3. The Capture dialog appears. Click Capture or press Shift+F11 (Windows) or Shift+Command+1 (Mac).
  4. The orange crosshairs appear. Click and drag to select an area to record.
  5. To edit the selected area, complete any of the following: 
    • Drag the handles to adjust the selection.
    • To enter a specific size, type the dimensions in pixels into the Width and Height fields.
    • To move the selected area on the screen, click within the selected area and drag the selection to the desired location.
  6. The Video Recording toolbar appears.

    • Webcam: Record live video from the connected or built-in webcam. During recording, you can switch between recording the screen or webcam video by toggling the Webcam option on/off.
    • System Audio: Record the sound from your computer such as application alerts or the audio playing from your speakers.
    • Microphone Audio: Record the audio from your computer's built-in microphone or from a connected USB microphone.
  7. To start recording, click the Record button or press Shift+F11 (Windows) or Shift+Command+1 (Mac).
  8. To stop recording, click the Stop button or press Shift+F11 (Windows) or Shift+Command+1 (Mac).
  9. The video preview opens. Click the Upload button to send the video to TechSmith Knowmia.

TechSmith Capure uploads the video to My Library.


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