TechSmith Knowmia Basics

TechSmith Knowmia is a lecture capture system that is integrated with D2L, allowing you to record and upload videos to share in your courses. TechSmith offers tutorials that cover Knowmia basics.

To Access TechSmith Knowmia

  1. Open a course in D2L.
  2. Click on Course Activities and choose Knowmia.

For information on recording in TechSmith Knowmia,  see the following:

  1. Record with the TechSmith Capture Knowmia
  2. Record with the TechSmith Classic Knowmia

Record with the TechSmith Knowmia Recorder

The TechSmith Knowmia recorder provides a simple, straightforward video capture experience that will allow users to easily create screencasts or webcam videos to put into their courses. 

Advantages to this recorder include:

  • You can view videos immediately after upload.
  • You can record specific regions of your screen, as well as full-frame webcam videos. You can even switch between screen and webcam while you are recording.
  • You don't need admin rights, and the recorder is a small download and a lightweight installation on any machine.

To reach the TechSmith Knowmia screen, click Course Activities and choose Knowmia.

See more information about how to use the Knowmia recorder, called TechSmith Capture.

Add Captions to TechSmith Knowmia Videos

TechSmith Knowmia videos provide the ability to caption videos in a straightforward fashion. See below:

NOTE: LSC-Online does not have caption editors or caption administrators available.

WARNING: If you have added captions to a video and later edit the video, all captions will be removed.

Edit TechSmith Knowmia Videos

You can edit the videos you have created with TechSmith Knowmia. 

To do so, click Course Activities and choose Knowmia to access your library.

Learn more about Editing a Video in TechSmith Knowmia.

Organize Videos in Your TechSmith Knowmia Library

You can upload a video that was not created with TechSmith Knowmia into your TechSmith Knowmia library. After you have multiple videos stored in your TechSmith Knowmia library, you may want to organize them so that it's easy to find what you need.

Learn more about Uploading Media and Organizing Your Video Library.

Download Knowmia Videos

Your professor may have set up the Knowmia videos in your course to allow you to download them. If you download the videos, then you will be able to watch them at a later date even if you do not have an internet connection. If your professor has set this up, you can download the video by following the steps below.

Download Knowmia Videos

  1. Access the Knowmia video in your course content.
  2. Beneath the video, click the More link then click Download.

    Indicates More link and identifies Download
  3. Your video will download to the default location for your browser.