Record on Blackboard Collaborate in 2024 [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 05, 2024

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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

As we know, only those with moderator access can turn on recordings in Blackboard Collaborate sessions. In such cases, you will need EaseUS RecExperts, a Mac and Windows screen recorder, to record the session as a video.

With this tool, you can record the screen and webcam, audio, or microphone. It reduces noise in the recording to get a better quality. Also, it offers virtual background effects like blur, classroom, studio, and more. After recording, you can generate a transcript with the AI Assistant.

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 webcam, system sound, microphone sound or none by clicking on the according buttons.

Record Webcam System Microphone

Step 3. It offers an AI background changer and green screen feature to users. You can change the video conference background as you like. When all is done, click on the red "REC" button to begin and click "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. You can even click "Edit" > "AI Assistant" > "Start" to get a text file of what has been said.  

AI Assitant in EaseUS RecExperts

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.

EaseUS RecExperts

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