Viewing Video Recorded Courses
Some professors record their classes so you can watch them at
your convenience from anywhere. Learn how to access your recorded
classes through UBlearns (using Echo360).
- High-speed Internet connection such as ResNet, computers in
UBIT computing sites, or (from off-campus) FiOS or Time
- Headphones, if watching in a computing site
- Flash player, if watching through a Web browser
- A media player, such as VCL, if you want to download the
recording and view it
Viewing courses can be done using any Web browser, however an
update to a browser may cause it to not work; try a different
browser if one browser doesn't work.
Recording Preparation Time
It may take up to 12 hours for each course to process and appear
Logging Into UBlearns to View Recordings
You can only view video recordings for courses in which you are
If you are running AnyConnect software, you must
disconnect from it before you are able to view or listen to
- Log into UBlearns.
- Select your course.
- In the Course Menu on the left, select Video
- Select Video Links.You can now see all available
recordings for your course.
The ability to download a recording is at the discretion of the
instructor. If the option is available:
- Select the recording you want to view or hear.
- Select the Information tab.
- View the Downloads types available - audio(mp3) and video
- Choose a download type:
- Select Audio if you only want to listen to the
- Select Video if you want to see content and listen to
Adjusting Playback Speed
You can speed up or slow down the rate of the recording.
The video window will stop playing when you change speeds.
Adjusting Speed Using a Web Browser
- Hover over the speed icon.
2. The speed icon will open to reveal
3. Adjust the playback speed by moving
Adjusting Speed Using a Media Player
Most media players have the ability to change playback speed. UB
has had success viewing classroom recordings using VLC as a media
VLC is a free and open source multimedia player and framework that plays most files as well as DVD, audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. It is helpful for viewing some course video.
Viewing Recordings on Mobile Devices
On mobile devices, you can only stream content plus audio (or
audio only). Rich media playback, which includes instructor video
plus content, is only available on desktop computers with Flash
View content plus audio through either a Web browser app or the
Blackboard Mobile Learn app.
Blackboard Mobile Learn is a free application that brings UBlearns to mobile devices.
Android devices have trouble playing recordings. Some people are
able to download the video or audio file and play them back, but
others are not.
UB recommends downloading the files locally to the device and
they will play as normal video or audio files.
For assistance with viewing classroom recordings, contact the
CIT Help Desk.
The CIT Help Desk provides assistance in accessing UB IT services.