Download a recording

When is it useful to download?

Not all Reflect recordings will be shared in Blackboard. In some cases you may need to share them with a wider audience, maybe including people who are not University staff or students, or put the link on a website. This may apply if you have recorded events such as staff training or visiting speakers, or if you are making recordings for prospective students who do not yet have an account. You may also choose to download a podcast of your lecture and make this available to students.

In this situation you would need to download the recording from Reflect and upload it to a video sharing site such as YouTube.

Download recordings

Find the recording

  1. Login to Blackboard and open your course site. Click 'Reflect' Recordings in the menu on the left. (Alternatively you can login to to find your recording.)
  2. Find the recording to download
  3. Move your mouse over the recording and click Share in the options that appear
    Share option

Choose the format to download

Click Outputs on the left of the screen

Outputs option

You now need to choose the format of your download.

Audio podcast only

Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Download Audio Podcast

Audio podcast

Video file

You will need to choose the type (i.e. screen layout) and quality of video to download.

Video podcast type

  1. First choose the screen layout of the video to download by selecting one of the options from the Type list.
    Screen layoutType option to choose
    Screen/slides with a small video of the presenter Picture in picture
    Presenter only with no screen/slide Primary video only
    Screen/slides only, no video of the presenter Secondary video only
    Screen/slides and presenter next to each other Side-by-side
    All video sources (including visualiser and anything else that was recorder) Tile All Streams
  2. Then choose the Quality from the list. If you choose a high quality then the video will be clearer but the file will be larger.
  3. Click Apply. Panopto will now re-process your recording and email you when it has finished.
  4. When the processing is complete, go back to the Video Podcast section and click Download Podcast
    Download podcast
  5. Click Save and choose where to save your downloaded recording

Upload to YouTube

You may decide to upload your video to YouTube, if this is appropriate in your case. To do this:

  1. Login to YouTube
  2. Click Upload
  3. Choose the Privacy for the video:
    1. Public - anyone can search for and watch the video
    2. Unlisted - anyone can watch the video from the link, but it does not show up in search results
    3. Private - the video can only be seen by you and selected users
  4. Select the file to upload.

For more information on how to upload videos to YouTube, including details of the privacy settings, see YouTube’s help pages.

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Need help with Reflect?

For urgent help, when equipment is not working in a teaching room, call Teaching Room Support on 0116 252 2919.

Contact the IT Service Desk for all other technical problems, such as issues with Reflect recordings. Make sure you provide the module code and start/end times of the teaching event.

Phone: 0116 252 2253

For general Reflect enquiries about the use of Reflect in your teaching, email