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Video: Recording sessions

WebEx session recordings can be valuable to several people: participants who missed the session and want to learn the content on their own, participants who attended the session and want to review what was covered, managers who want to understand how the session went, and presenters who want to self-evaluate and improve their own delivery skills. Before you start recording, you will need to determine how the audio will be captured and where the recording file will be saved. If you're using Voice over IP audio or integrated telephone audio, just starting the recording process will capture the audio.
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  1. 1m 47s
    1. Welcome
      1m 2s
    2. What you need to know
      45s
  2. 11m 26s
    1. Introducing WebEx and registering for a session
      2m 57s
    2. Joining a session
      1m 37s
    3. Setting your preferences
      3m 53s
    4. Accessing the downloadable tools
      2m 59s
  3. 27m 27s
    1. Creating an instant session
      2m 21s
    2. Scheduling and setting up a training session
      1m 36s
    3. Selecting audio conference settings
      2m 22s
    4. Setting a session's date, time, and occurrence
      2m 34s
    5. Scheduling in-session hands-on labs
      51s
    6. Requiring registration
      2m 6s
    7. Inviting attendees and presenters
      2m 59s
    8. Setting session options and customizing a greeting
      3m 18s
    9. Setting up breakout sessions
      1m 12s
    10. Editing email options
      3m 33s
    11. Setting session information and adding course material
      1m 30s
    12. Adding tests
      1m 29s
    13. Saving settings as templates
      1m 36s
  4. 12m 40s
    1. Logging in from email
      2m 30s
    2. Introducing the WebEx user interface
      1m 8s
    3. Understanding WebEx panels
      2m 55s
    4. Sending and receiving chat messages
      3m 13s
    5. Viewing preloaded content
      2m 54s
  5. 13m 0s
    1. Logging in as a host and adjusting the session
      2m 20s
    2. Creating tests
      2m 44s
    3. Modifying session settings
      4m 11s
    4. Assigning participant privileges
      3m 45s
  6. 19m 43s
    1. Understanding the Participant panel features
      3m 21s
    2. Using emoticons to engage participants
      4m 18s
    3. Activating audio and video controls
      3m 2s
    4. Changing participant roles
      2m 21s
    5. Inviting and expelling participants after the session has started
      2m 12s
    6. Using the Q&A panel
      4m 29s
  7. 40m 38s
    1. Uploading files and polls to share
      6m 10s
    2. Displaying slides and animations
      3m 3s
    3. Annotating slides and whiteboards
      6m 48s
    4. Presenting audio and video files
      2m 12s
    5. Sharing a live application
      8m 56s
    6. Enabling a user to control a shared application remotely
      3m 21s
    7. Showing a poll question and its results
      5m 51s
    8. Transferring files to participants
      1m 53s
    9. Sharing a web site
      55s
    10. Sharing web content
      1m 29s
  8. 12m 45s
    1. Understanding telephony and VoIP audio
      5m 34s
    2. Starting the audio conference
      1m 44s
    3. Testing and troubleshooting audio
      3m 20s
    4. Understanding web camera video options
      2m 7s
  9. 11m 41s
    1. Using polls to support interaction
      2m 21s
    2. Creating and saving poll questions
      4m 0s
    3. Customizing poll settings
      2m 41s
    4. Downloading the WebEx Poll Questionnaire Editor
      2m 39s
  10. 8m 19s
    1. Managing breakout sessions
      8m 19s
  11. 9m 41s
    1. Recording sessions
      5m 28s
    2. Managing network-based recordings
      4m 13s
  12. 2m 31s
    1. Ending a session and saving files
      1m 3s
    2. Reviewing the session files
      1m 28s
  13. 2m 0s
    1. Next steps
      2m 0s

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Watch the Online Video Course Up and Running with WebEx Training Center
2h 53m Beginner Feb 27, 2012

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Watch as author Karen Hyder demonstrates how to use WebEx Training Center to hold effective online meetings with audio, video, and screen sharing capabilities. This course covers how to set up, host, and manage sessions using built-in collaboration tools; how to engage presenters with chat and polling; how to share presentation duties with other participants; and how to use the WebEx recording features to make content available to others at a later date.

Note: Those using Meeting Center will also be able to use this course.

Topics include:
  • Registering for a session
  • Creating an instant session
  • Inviting attendees and presenters
  • Logging in to a session from email
  • Adding course materials and tests
  • Sending and receiving WebEx chat messages
  • Assigning participant privileges
  • Activating audio and video controls
  • Changing participant roles
  • Uploading files and polls
  • Displaying and annotating slides
  • Enabling remote control of shared applications
  • Sharing web content
  • Troubleshooting audio
  • Managing breakout sessions
  • Recording and reviewing sessions
Subjects:
Business Education + Elearning
Software:
WebEx
Author:
Karen Hyder

Recording sessions

WebEx session recordings can be valuable to several people: participants who missed the session and want to learn the content on their own, participants who attended the session and want to review what was covered, managers who want to understand how the session went, and presenters who want to self-evaluate and improve their own delivery skills. Before you start recording, you will need to determine how the audio will be captured and where the recording file will be saved. If you're using Voice over IP audio or integrated telephone audio, just starting the recording process will capture the audio.

If you're using a third-party conference calling number when you start the recording process, the software might not capture your telephone connection. This depends on whether you're using network-based recording or local recording. If you use network-based recording, third-party audio is recorded. If you're using local recording, you'll need to also use a hardware device called a DynaMetric device that plugs one end into the telephone and the other end into your PC.

When you're ready to start the recording, click the Session menu, click Recorder Settings, and choose either Record on This Computer, which will save the file locally, or Record on Server, and you might also need to include Record Audio from This Computer. If you choose Record on This Computer, be sure that you have enough storage space on the Local Drive to accommodate the file. A typical size for a one hour recording can be some place between 20 and 40 megabytes.

If you're also including video or audio files with that recording, the file size might be 10 times that size. Once you've selected your settings, go back to the Session menu and choose Start Recording. Choose where you'll save the file and give it a File name. I'll call this file Word basics. Notice, the file type is wrf. That's a proprietary WebEx recording file. And in my case, I'm saving it to the Desktop.

I'll click on Save. When the recording process begins, the recording panel displays. There is a Record and a Stop button available here. I can move this Recorder Panel off to the side of my screen and know that participants do not see that Recorder Panel. In addition, I see a Recording Controller in the top right portion of the screen to remind me that the recording is turned on. To stop recording at any time, click the black Stop button. The recording will stop and the file will finish saving on your Local Drive.

At that point the file will be rendered. It's not unusual for the rendering process to take as long as the recording is long. So if you have a one hour session, sometimes the rendering can take up to one hour. If you choose to record on a network- based server, choose the Session menu > Recorder Settings, choose Record on Server. Then go back to the menu, choose Session > Start Recording. You'll notice a prompt, telling you that the session is being recorded on the server and two different recording feedback indicators show up.

One is a Recorder Panel along with the other panels on the right side of your screen. It includes a Stop button and a Pause button. Stopping the recording will end that file. So restarting the recording will create a new file. Clicking on Pause temporarily pauses the recording without stopping. This is perfect for when you're taking a break during training. You don't really want to end the file; you just don't want to record 15 minutes of silence.

In addition, you see a recording icon in the lower portion of your screen below your Zoom Magnification and Full Screen buttons. When you're finished and would like to stop the recording, choose the Stop button on the Recorder Panel. You'll see a prompt asking you if you're sure you want to stop recording, click Stop Recording and this file will now be available on the server. In another movie we will talk about editing a server-based recording.

So as you can see, there are several things to consider when you choose to record a WebEx session. You'll need to determine how audio will be supported and if audio will be captured internally or externally and you'll need to determine whether or not you want to save a file locally or allow it to be stored on the server. One major advantage to recording on the server is that you can easily send a URL to participants to access the recording or they can log in to WebEx and access your recording files listed there.

In addition, you can edit web-based recordings. If you're recording a file locally, you'll need to use a third-party editing tool to edit that recording file.

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