How do I record my screen using WebEx?

Instructors can create a screen recording using their WebEx Meeting Center. 

You then have several options for sharing this video, including:

  • Post a link to the screen recording on Canvas, Box, e-mail, WordPress, etc.
  • Download the MP4 video file and upload it to the Kaltura Media Gallery in Canvas
  • Once uploaded into the Media Gallery in Canvas, you can embed the video in a Page, Assignment, Discussion, Quiz, etc.

Note: Best practice is to make a short test screen recording video before embarking on a full-lecture screen recording. 

Go to then click Login

This displays the Tufts WebEx login page

Enter your Tufts username and password, then click Login

This displays your personal Tufts WebEx dashboard

Click Meeting Center

This displays your personal Tufts WebEx Meeting Center

Note:  You may have to click on "Host a Meeting" / "My Personal Room" to display your personal Tufts WebEx Meeting Center

Note: If you receive any request to download and install plugins, accept and follow the installation steps.

Note: Each browser requires a one-time WebEx plug-in to use the Tufts WebEx application.

To enter your personal WebEx meeting room, click Enter Room

This displays your personal Tufts WebEx meeting room

To use your Computer's microphone click Call Using Computer

This displays the setup for using your computer's microphone input in a WebEx meeting

Note: Make sure before you continue that the box says "Connected to Audio"

Click Share Screen

This initiates the meeting by sharing the contents of your screen (in this case, for recording)

Open the Application you want displayed during the screen recording

In this example, a PowerPoint presentation is opened full screen.  

Note that at the top of the screen is a button labeled "You are sharing your screen".

Click "You Are Sharing Your Screen" to expand the panel

This expands the WebEx control panel for the meeting

Click Audio to set audio recording levels

Here you can adjust the audio levels for the meeting (recording)

Note: it is a good idea to test your audio here (both input and output)

To begin recording process, click Recorder

This displays a pop-up "Recorder" panel.

To start recording, click the Record button

Begin your recording of the screen (including your voice)

Note: The "You are sharing your screen" and the pop-up recording panel will not be part of the screen recording.

When you are finished recording, click the stop button

This stops the recording and displays a warning message.

Click Stop Recording

Click the "You are sharing your screen" button, then click "Stop Sharing"

This displays a leaving room warning message

Click Leave Room

This displays a leaving room warning message

Click Leave Room

After a time, (depending on the length of the recording) an email will be sent to your Tufts email address with a link to managing/downloading your screen recording video.

In the email, click Manage Recordings

This displays (in Tufts WebEx) all of your WebEx recordings

Note: You may have to login to Tufts WebEx.

Click on the name of the Recording

This displays the Recording Information page.


To rename the video or add a description, click Modify

To delete the video, click Delete

Best practice is to make a short test screen recording video before embarking on a full-lecture screen recording.

For directions on how to upload a video to the My Media Tool in Canvas see "How do I upload a video to My Media?"

For directions on publishing a video from My Media to a course's Media Gallery in Canvas, see: "How do I publish a video from My media to the course site's Media Gallery?"

Note: Tufts WebEx has a 512MB personal storage limit

One minute of video requires about 1.2MB of storage.  Make sure you have enough storage space available to complete your recording.

You might consider downloading all of your WebEx videos and upload them to your Media Galley / "My Media" space (which has no storage limit) and then delete the recordings from your WebEx storage space.