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Blackboard Collaborate Ultra - Download Individual Recordings

Access to Blackboard Collaborate Ultra session recordings that are hosted in Blackboard's servers within the Collaborate Ultra tool will be lost when UW System's contract with Blackboard expires on June 30, 2021. Session creators may preserve needed recordings by downloading them individually from the Collaborate Ultra tool.

NOTE: As part of UW System's Blackboard Collaborate Ultra Media Management Process, Collaborate Ultra session recordings made in a Canvas course and kept at their default Public access setting were automatically copied to the Canvas course instructors' Kaltura My Media libraries for longer term storage and sharing. Recordings automatically copied to Kaltura My Media will remain available in Kaltura after Collaborate Ultra services end on June 30, 2021 and will not need to be manually downloaded from Collaborate Ultra for preservation. Recordings of Collaborate Ultra sessions created within the MyUW System portal were not automatically copied into Kaltura. In this case, the session creator must manually download recordings from Collaborate Ultra before June 30, 2021, if they wish to preserve them.

  1. Access Blackboard Collaborate Ultra from the location where you scheduled your meeting.

    • For sessions created in the MyUW System portal:
      1. Log in to the MyUW System portal at
      2. Click Launch full app on the "Blackboard Collaborate Web Conferencing" tile.
    • For sessions created in a Canvas course:
      1. Navigate to your Canvas course.
      2. In the course navigation menu, click the Collaborate Ultra link.
  2. In the top-left corner of the Collaborate Ultra window, click the Menu button ("hamburger" icon).
    collaborate ultra menu icon

  3. Click Recordings.
    screenshot of "recordings" menu option

  4. By default, the Recordings page only shows session recordings created within the past 30 days. To view older recordings, change the "Filter by" setting to Recordings In A Range.
    screenshot of collaborate ultra "filter by" options

  5. Enter the desired date range in the date filter settings fields to show all recordings created within that range.
    screenshot of date filter settings

  6. On each recording you would like to download, click the Recording Options ("...") button for that recording, then click Download. An MP4 video file of the session recording will download to your computer's downloads folder.
    screenshot of recording options icon and menu

  7. You can keep this file in personal storage or upload it to another video hosting/sharing service like Kaltura My Media.

Keywords:BBCU collab web conferencing video session record save preserve archive   Doc ID:110666
Owner:Scott B.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2021-05-05 11:42 CDTUpdated:2021-05-05 13:42 CDT
Sites:UW Green Bay
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