How do I record a Conference?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.
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.
- 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.
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Next to the conference you want to record, click the Start button.
To start recording, click the recording button  in the title bar to begin/end recording. A prompt will appear confirming that the recording will start. Click Yes to begin recording. The recording button will display a red dot and green checkmark to indicate the conference is being recorded. Also, a recording notification  will appear in the title bar. To stop recording, click the recording button again. The recording button  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 . When the conference expands, click the View button  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.