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Blackboard Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Chat, Recording

How do I record a chat session?

Faculty Members or TAs, after joining a chat session, can start recording the session at any time by clicking the Record button in the upper-right corner of the chat window.
Record Chat

A pop-up window will prompt for a name for the recorded session. Click OK to allow the timestamp for the start of the archive to serve as the name for the recording. Or, enter some other descriptive name for the recorded session and then click OK.
Chat Session Recording Name

To stop a chat recording at the end of the session, click on the Stop Chat button.

Can students record a group chat session? If so, how?

Yes, after joining a group collaboration session (either Chat or Virtual Classroom), one of the group members can start recording the session at any time by clicking the record button in the upper-right corner of the chat window. Within the group collaboration sessions, students have the same abilities to start, pause, and stop recording of the session as the Faculty Member does in the class collaboration sessions.
Start Chat

A pop-up window will prompt for a name for the recorded session. The student should click OK to allow the timestamp for the start of the archive to serve as the name for the recording. Or, some other descriptive name for the recorded session can be entered before clicking OK.
Chat Session Recording Name

To stop a chat recording at the end of the session, a group member should click on the Stop Chat button.

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Last Updated: 05/24/2011