Recording Lectures in Blackboard Collaborate Ultra

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An alternative to using Kaltura Capture to record and upload your lecture is to pre-record your lecture video in Collaborate (without any attendees) and then share it with students asynchronously. This will alleviate bandwidth issues. To record a Collaborate Ultra session that can be watched at any time:

  1. Access the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra dashboard from your course.
  2. Click Create Session.
  3. Add a name for your session.
  4. Set the time and date. The default will be to start immediately and run for 1 hour. If your recording will be longer or shorter, adjust the Start and end times accordingly.
  5. Click Session Settings to determine whether you will allow participants to download the recording.
  6. Click Save.

Now that your recording session is saved, you will see it in your list of sessions. To create the recording, click on the session.

  1. Click Join Session.
  2. Make sure your microphone and camera are enabled at the bottom of the screen. When you click on the camera icon, you will be given the option to Share Video. Click Share Video.
    image showing microphone and camera icons
  3. Open the session menu by clicking on the "hamburger" icon in the upper left of the screen. Click Start Recording.
    image showing Start Recording
  4. If you are using your camera, a camera icon with a red dot will show in the upper left, indicating that you are recording. You can begin your recording immediately. When you have completed your recording, click the Session Menu and select Stop Recording.
    image showing recording indicator
  5. You will see your recording in the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Sessions. If your session didn't last as long as you anticipated, it will show as "in progress." You can adjust the end time in your settings to make it available for you to view immediately.
  6. To see your recordings, navigate to the Collaborate Ultra dashboard, click on the Menu in the upper left of your sessions and select Recordings.
    image showing recordings and hamburger icon
  7. Select Watch now from the Recording Options to view your recording:
    image showing watch now under recording options
  8. When you click on Watch now, you will see the screen below. Click on the indicator to begin viewing the video:
    image showing start indicator for video
  9. Advise your students how to access these recordings by sharing the following information with them:

To view Blackboard Collaborate Ultra recordings:

  1. Navigate to the Blackboard Collaborate Ultra dashboard. Click on the Menu in the upper left of your sessions and select Recordings.
    image showing recordings and hamburger icon
  2. Select the appropriate video and then Watch now from the Recording Options to view the recording.
    image showing recording options and watch now
  3. When you click on Watch now, you will see the screen below. Click on the indicator to begin viewing the video:
    image showing indicator to start video

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Article ID: 102467
Created
Mon 3/23/20 9:51 AM
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