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.

Note: Recordings are automatically deleted 14 days after the conference ends.

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 [1].

Create Conference

Create Conference

Click the Update button.

Start Conference

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

Record Conference

Record Conference

Moderators 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 moderators can control the length of the recording. After the conference session is over, the recorded segments will be published as one recording.

After joining the conference and setting up your microphone, moderators receive a reminder notifying them that they can record the meeting, but they must click the recording button [1] to start the recording.

Note: You must select the record option when creating your conference in order to see the recording 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 not being recorded. When users start or stop a recording, users will always be prompted to confirm the action.

View Recorded Conference

Click the name of the recorded conference then click the View button [1] 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 [2].

Recording Restrictions

  • 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.

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