How do I record a conference?

Document created by Canvas Doc Team Employee on Oct 7, 2017Last modified by Cody Titmus on Mar 23, 2020
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As part of creating or editing a conference, you can choose to set up your conference to be recorded. Once this setting is enabled, you can start and stop the recording as necessary in the Conferences interface.

After the conference has concluded, you can view recorded conferences in the Conferences Index Page. If you recorded multiple segments in your conference, each segment will be a separate recording.

Recording Restrictions

  • When creating your conference, you must select the record option to record the conference.
  • Canvas' standard recording feature will store your recordings in Conferences for 14 days and then remove them automatically.
  • Recorded conferences cannot be downloaded.
  • Recorded conferences can only be viewed inside the course where the conference was recorded; URLs cannot be shared outside Canvas.

For alternative storage and download options, contact BigBlueButton to set up a hosting account.

Note: Creating a conference is a course permission. If you cannot create a conference, your institution has restricted this feature.

Open Conferences

Open Conferences

In Course Navigation, click the Conferences link.

Create New Conference

Create New Conference

Click the New Conference button.

Enable Recording

Enable Recording

To turn on the options for recording within the conference, select the Enable recording for this conference checkbox.

Update Conference

Update Conference

Click the Update button.

Once you start your conference, you can start and stop the recording as necessary in the Conferences interface.

Note: Completed recordings may take some time to render. 

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