Downloading a recorded session from BigBlueButton

BigBlueButton stores recorded sessions for up to seven (7) days so users can get back to it to review their virtual discussions. Depending on the length of the sessions, recordings may take up to 24 hours to appear on the Recordings section.

The sessions are divided into file fragments to reduce the file size, and for this reason, the webcam recordings are saved separately from the slides/shared screens.

Only the webcam sessions can be downloaded directly from the BigBlueButton recording on the LMS. This means that the slides or shared screens may not be part of the downloadable video.

To download the webcam session, open the recording and right click on the webcam panel (usually located on the right side of the screen) and select "Save video as..."

If you need to download all the elements of the recording (webcam and slides/shared screen), we suggest using a screen capturing tool such as Free Cam ( to save it on the user's computer.

After downloading the videos, you may re-upload them on a video-sharing site such as YouTube for longer storage.