UMConnect: Manage Recordings
To move a recording to your Content folder, follow the instructions below.
- Log in to your UMConnect account, and click on the Meetings tab.
- Click on the meeting title and then the Recordings link at the top.
- Check the box next to the recording you wish to move and click the Move to Folder button.
- Select the destination folder, and then click Move. The default destination is User Content > your e-mail address. If you want to select a different destination folder, click the appropriate link under Or select a different destination folder:.
- Click OK to finish. The recording will now appear in your Content tab.
Make an Offline Recording
The offline recording is saved as a single FLV file.
The following are some tips for offline recordings:
- Set your screen resolution high enough to include all activities that occurred in the original meeting. Adobe recommends setting resolution to 1024 x 768.
- Leave the recording controls toolbar minimized. If this toolbar is in view, it is also recorded.
- Avoid network or system intensive activities such as installing software or downloading files during the recording process.
- Disable your screen saver and monitor power settings before proceeding.
- Creating an offline recording takes approximately the same amount of time as the duration of the original meeting recording.
- You can minimize the offline recording window or view other windows on top of it while creating your offline recording without interfering with the contents of your recording.
- Ensure that you have the Acrobat Connect Add-in installed before starting an offline recording. (You can check if you have the Add-in installed by entering a meeting or virtual classroom and seeing if you are prompted to install the Add-in.)
- The finished FLV file can be viewed in a FLV player (such as Adobe® Media Player), placed on a CD, placed on a server that can play FLV files to users, embedded into a presentation, e?mailed to users to play within their own local FLV player, or uploaded to the Acrobat Connect Pro Content library (users can download the file from the library).
- Use the Pause/Resume button to temporarily stop creation of the offline recording as necessary. This can be useful if you must download a large file and do not want to strain system resources or if you must attend a live meeting. When you click Resume, the recording continues from where it was paused. The finished recording is one continuous file regardless of how many times you paused and resumed recording.
- The Stop and Save button ends the creation of a recording. This is useful if you only want to record a portion of a meeting or virtual classroom, or to break a long meeting or virtual classroom session into smaller recordings. For example, if you have a two-hour virtual classroom session you could create four half-hour recordings. You would start the recording at the beginning of the meeting, and after 30 minutes click Stop and Save. Then, if you click Start New again, you resume recording from where you left off. (The Start New option is only available after clicking Stop and Save.)
To make an offline recording:
- From the UMConnect home page (umconnect.umn.edu), click Meetings and then click the name of the meeting for which you want to make an offline recording. If you have moved the meeting recording to your Content folder, go to the recording there.
- Click Recordings.
- Next to the specific recording you want to use, click Make Offline.
- In the Offline Recorder, specify a location for the finished FLV file. (If Help text appears, click Proceed with Offline Recording.) The meeting begins playing, which starts the creation of the offline archive.
- Use the Start New, Stop and Save, and Pause/Resume controls as necessary during the recording process. (If the controls are not visible, click Show toolbar.) Each time you make the control bar visible, it will be visible within the final recording. Show the control bar as infrequently as possible and keep the control bar in its minimized state.
- When the recording process finishes, a confirmation message appears. If necessary, close the offline recorder window by clicking close. (If the window is in its minimized state, the window closes automatically.)
- (Optional) To find the finished FLV file, use Windows Explorer to navigate to the location you selected in step 4.
- Once you have the FLV file of the recording, you can upload it to Media Mill and convert it to other media formats for hosting on another site, editing, burning to CD/DVD and podcasting.