Locate your recordings in Collaborate

What is it?

After the recorded Collaborate session, you will need to locate a copy of the recording.

What does it do?

To find your recording, allow some time after you have stopped recording for the video to be processed. The amount of time this takes could vary. If it has been more than 24 hours, please contact the Help4U service desk.

What should I know?

Step 1: When the recording is ready, click on the three dots beside Collaborate.

Step 2: Select the option for View all recordings

Screenshot of the Details and Actions area in a module. The three dots next to 'Blackboard Collaborate' have been highlighted and that Collaborate menu is open. The menu item 'View all recordings' is highlighted.

Step 3: In the next page, make sure that you change the filter from Upcoming session to Recordings in a range. Use the date options on the top left-hand side of the window to filter to find the recordings you’d want.

Note: The default filter of Recent Recordings is limited to 30 days, and therefore you may not find the recording you’re looking for with this filter.

Step 4: Find the recording you want to access and click on the three dots at the furthest right in that row. That will open a menu that will include options to watch the recording, download it, or change the name.

Screenshot of the recordings page in Collaborate in a module. Recordings are visible in a list, and there is an arrow pointing at the three dots next to a recording. This menu is open and shows all of the options an instructor will see.

Note: Students will be able to stream the recording but not download it unless you have allowed this in the settings. Please review the University of Dundee policy before you allow students to download recordings. 

Step 5: Download the recording and find it wherever your downloads are saved on your computer. You will most likely need to rename this file as it will download with a generic name instead of the session title.

Updated on 04/04/2023

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