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Collaborate – Accessing recorded sessions in Blackboard Collaborate

Recording Sessions

Only people who are Moderators have the ability to record a session in Collaborate. There is more information on starting a recording can be found on Blackboards help pages.

Important
Due to a limited storage space to keep Collaborate recordings, we automatically move content to be in the courses Panopto ‘Recorded Sessions’ area.

The service is currently moving your recordings within a few hours after it has been created.

If you cannot see the recording in ‘Recorded Sessions’, the following guide will show you where to look in Collaborate.

Where to find your recordings

Recordings take between 20 minutes to an hour after the session recording is stopped to be ready. In busy times this may take longer.

1. Access the ‘Bb Collaborate’ menu in your course.

A Blackboard courses left menu items list, showing Bb Collaborate course item link.

2. Select the ‘Menu’ icon (three horizontal lines).

Blackboard Collaborate interface highlighting the menu icon.

3. Select ‘Recordings’ from the side menu. Any recordings still in Collaborate storage will be shown here.

Blackboard Collaborate interface highlighting the Recordings button.

4. Now you can select the additional menu icon (three horizontal dots). The menu will show you options such as playback and downloads.

Blackboard Collaborate recording interface highlighting a individual sessions menu icon.

5. Whilst watching a recording, you can open the session menu (on the top left).

Here you can download a chat transcript. Depending on the options set by the instructor. They may be anonymised.

Blackboard Collaborate recording playback interface, with boxes for are 1 for the close X button. Then 2 for 'Download Recording' and 'Download Chat'.

6. Or by opening the chat panel (bottom right) the chat message will appear in real-time with the recording.

Blackboard Collaborate recording playback interface showing the chat messages playing back.

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