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Recording a Wimba Event

The Recording Feature

Presenters can save a recording of the event on the Wimba server, which makes it accessible to invited participants who were not able to attend the live presentation.

You might want to record an event if:

Recording an Event on the Server

When you are ready to start recording, do the following:

  1. From the event, click the Archiving Stopped button.


It does not seem intuitive to click a button that says "stopped," however that button is meant to be an indicator of the current event recording status

  1. A prompt will ask you if you want to start archiving. Click OK to confirm.
  2. The Wimba computer voice will announce that archiving has started.
  3. When you are ready to stop recording, click Archiving Started to end. You will again hear the Wimba voice.


Do not attempt to speak while the computer voice is announcing recording status as your participants will not be able to hear you.

Making an Event Recording Available to Participants through myWPI

Once the recording archive has been saved, return to your myWPI site.

  1. Go to Course Tools> Wimba Classroom and click the name of your Wimba event on the List of Rooms and Archives page.
  2. On the next page, locate the date and time of the recording you want to make available to members of your myWPI site.
  3. Click the red circle with the hash through it under the Access column to open the archive.

  4. You will get a page receipt indicating that the archive is now open. Click OK.
  5. The circle under the Access column will change to a green circle.

  6. Participants will now be able to see the recording by navigating to Communication > Wimba Classroom.

Making an Event Recording Available through the Admin Website

  1. Once the recording archive has been saved, navigate your browser to and log in using the username and password provided to you by the ATC.
  2. Click the Archives tab at the top of the page.

  3. On the Archives Management page, locate the date and time of your recording you want to send out to participants from the list.
  4. Click the icon that looks like a closed door to open the recording to the public.
  5. You will notice the icon changes to an opened door. This indicates the recording is now available to non-presenters.

  6. Click the information i under the Get Info column.

  7. This will open a new window. Copy the text next to Launcher Link: and paste it into an email, document, web browser address bar, etc. This is the URL for your recording.

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