Record on Blackboard Collaborate in 2023 [PC Solutions]

Blackboard Collaborate is an all-in-one platform that offers a robust toolset allowing users to hold a web conference or connect with their students. If you are a student or an office worker, you may want to record the lesson or meeting for later review. This tutorial will show you how to record on Blackboard Collaborate. Download EaseUS RecExperts to start now!

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Melissa Lee Updated on Mar 13, 2023| min read


Blackboard Collaborate has many PC users. Some of them use it to hold a meeting, some use it to attend a class. It is normal that people want to record the conference or lesson as a video for later review. Collaborate offers users the recording function.

Users can make a Collaborate Ultra online meeting room available inside groups, and optionally allow the audience to record their session. However, webcams video is only part of the recording if there are no files or screens being shared. And once a file/screen is shared, the webcam will not be recorded.

Therefore, if you want to record a video from Blackboard Collaborate without any limitations, you will need a third-party video conference recorder.

Record on Blackboard Collaborate as a Student

Blackboard Collaborate offers a recording feature to its users. However, only those with moderator access can turn on recordings in sessions. In such cases, you will need EaseUS RecExperts, a Mac and Windows screen recorder, to record the session as a video.

If you are using Blackboard Collaborate on a Windows or Mac computer, EaseUS RecExperts is your best choice to record a video. With this tool, you can record screen and webcam, record screen and audio, or record only the screen or microphone. 

Apart from those basic options, it also provides many advanced features and functions to make your recordings better. Let's check on them below.

Other features of EaseUS RecExperts:

  • Record screen with microphone easily
  • Use the whiteboard while recording
  • No limitations on time and Blackboard account
  • Trim your recording if its too long
  • Take a screenshot for important content

Now, click the button below to download this screen recorder to start recording immediately!

Step 1. Go to the meetings that you want to record. Then, launch EaseUS RecExperts on your devices. Choose the "Full Screen"  recording mode or select the recording area in the "Region" mode.

Choose a Recording Mode

Step 2. Choose to record the system sound, microphone sound or none by clicking on the according buttons. When it's time to start recording, click on the red "REC" button to begin.

Record Webcam System Microphone

Step 3. If you need to pause the recording, click on the white double vertical bar. To end the recording, click on the red square sign. You can also use the hotkeys "F10" and "F9" to pause or stop recording.

Pause or Stop Recording

Step 4. After recording, you can view the meeting videos in the pop-up recording list.

Recording List Window

Record on Blackboard Collaborate as a Moderator

If you have Moderator access, you can use the inbuilt screen recording function in Blackboard Collaborate to record an online meeting or a lesson. One thing to note is that only the main room will be recorded. Breakout sessions will not be recorded.

If you start breakout sessions and all users leave the main room, the recording for the main room will stop. And to restart the recording, the breakout sessions must be ended.

Record on Blackboard Collaborate as a Moderator

Steps to record on Blackboard Collaborate:

Step 1. Log in to Blackboard on Chrome and open your session in Blackboard. On the left navigation area, click on "Collaborate Ultra".

Step 2. Click "Collaborate Ultra Main Room/Group Room".  Then, you need to upload your files and turn on the devices you need.

Step 3. To upload documents, click on the Collaborate Ultra panel and the "Share Content" icon. 

Step 4. Click on the "Share Files" icon and click on the "Add files Here" button after. Navigate and upload your files.

Step 5. Turn on the microphone and camera based on your needs.

Step 6. To begin recording, click on the "Open Session Window" and then "Start Recording".

Step 7. To stop the recording, click "Stop Recording".

If you pause the recording it will create a new recording. So don't pause the recording if you don't want to end it.

Record on Blackboard Collaborate FAQs

If you still have doubts, check the frequently asked questions and their answers in this part.

1. How do I record myself on Blackboard?

Yes, you can record yourself on Blackboard by following the steps below:

  1. 1. Select the red "Record" button to start. Make sure you turned on the camera.
  2. 2. Select "Pause recording" to stop and resume recording your feedback.
  3. 3. Select "Stop recording" to review the recording.

2. Can participants record in Blackboard Collaborate?

No, participants cannot record sessions. But moderators can use all of the available recording features. So, contact your administrator if you want to use the recording feature.

3. Can you record on Blackboard?

Yes, you can record with the inbuilt recording feature if you are the moderator. But if you want to record on Blackboard without limitations, you can download EaseUS RecExperts to record instead.

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author Melissa Lee

Melissa Lee

Melissa is a sophisticated editor for EaseUS in tech blog writing. She is proficient in writing articles related to multimedia tools including screen recording, video editing, and PDF file conversion. Also, she's starting to write blogs about data security, including articles about data recovery, disk partitioning, data backup, etc.

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