How to record a Blackboard Collaborate session

  • The first step is to install the Blackboard Collaborate launcher in order for you to access the Blackboard Collaborate session. Follow the Blackboard Collaborate installation instructions. 

  • Click the Blackboard Collaborate session link provided in your CourseSpaces page.

  • Once your Blackboard session is launched, a Recording Reminder will pop-up. You may want to start recording the session by clicking Start or press Close to record later.

recording reminder

  • To manually start recording the session, press the Record button located on the top right corner of the Blackboard Collaborate interface.


Once you click record, a Confirm Recorder Start dialog box will pop-up. Click OK to start recording.

confirm recorder start

  • The Record button now changes to Recording. The Recording button (on the top right-hand side of the Blackboard Collaborate interface) indicates that your session is being recorded by showing a red circle.

Recording button

  • Once you are done, press the Recording button to stop recording. You will get the following prompt: press OK to continue, and Cancel to go back.

pause/stop recording

  • To play back your recording, follow the instructions provided in your course CourseSpaces shell.