Last Chance: Save Your Blackboard Collaborate Videos

Collaborate has been replaced by Zoom

Blackboard Collaborate and any recordings stored in Collaborate are going away at the end of the fall 2022 semester. Be sure to download any important recordings to your computer. Collaborate recordings used in courses must uploaded to My Media in D2L and embedded in a course file.

Videos that remain in Collaborate will be automatically deleted.

Avoid Broken Links

Links in eLearning@UNG (D2L) to videos stored in Blackboard Collaborate will not work after Collaborate is removed. To continue using the Collaborate recording, download the files from Collaborate, upload the files to My Media in D2L, and replace the link with the embedded recording from My Media.

How to Download Recordings from Blackboard Collaborate

Collaborate recordings are saved in the course where they were made. It may be necessary to go to Collaborate in each course and download any important files.

Save Recordings to Your Computer

1. Access Blackboard Collaborate within your course.

2. Click the menu (three platters) in the upper left-hand corner and click the Recordings link.

Collaborate module in D2L after menu is clicked, showing recordings link at left.
Click the three-platter icon to access recordings.

3. If you don’t see the recording you want, click Recent Recordings and select Recordings In A Range.

4. Enter a date range.

5. To the right of the recording you want, click the three dots in a circle icon to access Recording Options and select Download. The Delete link is also located here.

Recordings section of Collaborate with sessions and recording options.
Download and save any important videos from Collaborate in D2L.

Turn on Collaborate Downloads

If you do not see the option to download your recordings you can enable downloads.

  1. Access Blackboard Collaborate within your course. 
  2. Select a session.
  3. Click the Setting (gear) icon.
  4. Click the checkbox to Allow Recording Downloads and click Save.
Collaborate settings section with allow downloads checked.
Allow downloads from the setting section of Collaborate.

Resources on the DETI Digest

MediaSpace – Part 1: Log in and Upload Recordings

How to Embed a Recording

An Overview of the My Media Repository

How to Use the Kaltura Closed Captions Editor