1. Record a BigBlueButton Session
  2. Access BigBlueButton Recordings in Brightspace
  3. Downloading a copy of your BBB recording in Brightspace
  4. Viewing Statistics for Recorded BBB Sessions

BigBlueButton sessions can easily be recorded and accessed in Brightspace for later viewing. For instructions on how to set up a new BigBlueButton session in Brightspace, see Setting Up a BigBlueButton Meeting Room.

NOTE: 
Sessions in this room may be recorded must be selected in your BBB meeting room settings in order for a session to be recorded. Once this setting is enabled, the moderator must manually begin the recording during the session using the stop/start button.

Record a BigBlueButton Session

NOTE: External video playback (ex/ youtube) during a BigBlueButton session will not appear in the processed recordings.

  1. Log in to Brightspace using your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Content in the navbar to expand the Content area on the left side of your course page.
  4. In the left sidebar under Table of Contents, click on the module/week section that you added your BBB room to. Alternatively, you can scroll down your table of content page to locate the link.
  5. Click on your BigBlueButton meeting link.                                     
  6. Click Edit Room.
  7. Ensure the Sessions in this room may be recorded checkbox is selected.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Click Join session.
  10. Click the Start recording button located at the top of the Presentation window.
  11. In the Start recording confirmation window, click Yes
  12. You will know that the session is being recorded by the indicators of the red circle and running time.          
    NOTE: You can pause the recording any time during the session and re-start the recording again. The recorded session will contain all the recorded instances in one recorded video link.
  13. When you are finished your meeting, click the Settings menu (three stacked dots in the top right of the BBB session window).
  14. Click End Meeting from the Settings drop-down menu to end your meeting and recording.
    NOTE: The recording will take time to process. The recording will automatically appear in Brightspace within your BBB session link.

Access BigBlueButton Recordings in Brightspace

  1. Log in to Brightspace using your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Content in the navbar to expand the Content area on the left side of your course page.
  4. In the left sidebar under Table of Contents, click on the module/week section that you added your BBB room to. Alternatively, you can scroll down your table of content page to locate the link.
  5. Click on your BigBlueButton meeting link.                                     
  6. Click on the BBB link you used to host/record the session. Your completed recording will automatically appear under the Recordings heading (see image below).
    NOTE: Longer recordings may take longer to appear because the video processing time is longer. If the session was recent, you may need to wait several hours to a day for the server to complete processing the recording before it will appear in the list.
  7. Under Recordings, click video or presentation to view your recorded session.
TIP: You can click statistics to access an overview of your session, a breakdown of student engagement during your session, poll results, etc. You can also download a CSV. file of your session statistics.

NOTE: Students will automatically be able to view the recording when they click on the BBB session link on your cuLearn course page.  To make your recording private, click the lock icon under the Toolbar.

Downloading a copy of your BBB recording in Brightspace

  1. Log in to Brightspace using your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Content in the navbar to expand the Content area on the left side of your course page.
  4. In the left sidebar under Table of Contents, click on the module/week section that you added your BBB room to. Alternatively, you can scroll down your table of content page to locate the link.
  5. Click on your BigBlueButton meeting link.                                     
  6. Under Recent Recordings, you will see a list of previous recordings associated with your BBB room.  Under the Recording Column, click the video button next to the recording you wish to download.  A new browser tab will open displaying your selected video.
  7. Right click on the video, then select Save video as from the menu options.
  8. Enter a file name and select where to save the video.
  9. Click Save. The video will begin downloading to your computer.

Viewing Statistics for Recorded BBB Sessions

In Brightspace, you can access a statistics page for your recorded BBB sessions that provides an overview of session participation, including a participant’s list, polling results, meeting duration data, and more.

To access your BBB recording statistics:

  1. Log in to Brightspace using your MyCarletonOne credentials.
  2. On your Brightspace homepage, locate your course in one of the following ways:
    • Click on your course under My Courses.
    • Click the Course selector grid then select your course from the drop-down menu.
  3. Click Content in the navbar to expand the Content area on the left side of your course page.
  4. In the left sidebar under Table of Contents, click on the module/week section that you added your BBB room to. Alternatively, you can scroll down your table of content page to locate the link.
  5. Click on the BigBlueButton meeting link you used to host/record the session.                                     
  6. Your completed recording will automatically appear under the Recent Recordings heading (see image below). Locate the recording you wish to access statistics for.
  7. Click Statistics. You will automatically be taken to a page displaying a overview of your BBB session.
TIP: You can download a .csv file of your session statistics by clicking the download csv button on the top-right side of your statistics overview page.

See the video below for an overview of the BBB statistics page:

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