How do I record a Conference?

When you are creating a new conference, you can choose to record your conference to view at a later date.

As a moderator, you have improved functionality and control for recording conferences. Instead of starting the recording immediately after the first user has joined, conferences includes a start/stop button so you can control the length of the recording. After the conference has concluded, the recorded segments will be published as one recording.

Recording Restrictions

  • When creating your conference, you must select the record option to record the conference. However, you can choose to record your conference at any time by editing the conference settings.
  • Canvas' standard recording feature will store your recordings in Conferences for 14 days and then remove them automatically.
  • Recorded conferences cannot be downloaded.

For alternative storage and download options, contact BigBlueButton to set up a hosting account.

Open Conferences

Open Conferences

In Course Navigation, click the Conferences link.

Create New Conference

Create New Conference

Click the New Conference button.

Record this Conference

Select the Record this conference checkbox.

Update Conference

Update Conference

Click the Update button.

Start Conference

Next to the conference you want to record, click the Start button.

View Record Notification

View Record Notification

After joining the conference and setting up your microphone, you'll see a reminder notifying you that you can record the meeting. Click the OK button.

Start/Stop Recording

To start recording, click the recording button [1] in the title bar to begin/end recording. The recording button will display a red dot and green checkmark to indicate the conference is being recorded. Also, a recording notification [2] will appear in the title bar.

To stop recording, click the recording button again. The recording button [3] will display a black dot and no checkmark to indicate the conference is no longer being recorded.

When you start or stop a recording, you'll always be prompted to confirm the action.

View Recorded Conference

When your conference has concluded, click the name of the recorded conference [1]. When the conference expands, click the View button [2] to replay your conference.

Note: The View button will not appear until the conference has been rendered for playback. Depending on the length of your conference, this process may take several hours and will be labeled as Preparing Video [3].

Lesson Feedback (Optional) (0)

Please let us know if any information in this lesson appears to be incorrect in terms of Canvas functionality only (please do not submit feature requests here). This is not a help site, and submitted comments cannot be answered. If your Canvas course/account is having trouble completing any of the tasks outlined in this lesson, please contact Canvas Support by submitting a HELP TICKET via the Help Link within Canvas or emailing Thank you.

E-Mail me if a reply is posted