Collaborate is included with each course in Blackboard and can be accessed through the Tools menu. Collaborate is primarily a web conferencing tool, but can be used to record lectures that step through PowerPoint slides and shared screens. A recorded Collaborate session resides in the course it was created, however it may be downloaded as an .mp4 file, which can then be posted to a variety of online storage sites.
Microsoft Teams is included in the University’s Office 365 Suite. It is primarily a web conferencing tool, and can be used to record lectures. Create a Teams meeting easily through the Outlook calendar, start recording and step through PowerPoint slides while narrating, as well as share other content such as applications and web sites. Teams also has a captioning tool that will create live captions during the recording. Recordings will generate as an .mp4 file that can be posted to a variety of online storage and streaming sites including Microsoft Stream or OneDrive (also in Office 365). Once posted, the link to your recording can be shared directly to a Blackboard course.
Office 365 PowerPoint with Stream or OneDrive
Members of the university community have access to Office 365. This allows them to download the latest version of Microsoft PowerPoint, which includes lecture recording features. Once the slideshow is completed and the lecture is recorded, the lecture can be published to Microsoft Stream or OneDrive (also in Office 365) as an .mp4 file.