Record & Share WebEx Conferences


There are a couple of ways to record a WebEx conference. If you choose the Meeting Center when you first start, there will be a recorder button near the top right of the screen when you enter the meeting as the host.



Click that button and it will prompt you when necessary to begin recording. Also, if you stop recording and start again, it will create multiple recordings for the conference.

If you selected Training Center, the recording option is at the bottom right of the screen. (REC)


When you're done with your conference session, you would click on the tab "Event Recordings." Note: whether or not you record them, this is where you can find the past sessions. If there are no recordings, no files will come up when you click on "View Recordings."




To view the recordings, you select by clicking on the recording that comes up. For best practice, it is advised that you do not stop recordings during a session as it can give you multiple files. You should pause the video instead if you need to avoid unnecessary recording.

When you click on the selected file, a screen will open in your browser that will begin downloading a saved file of the recorded conference.


In WebEx, the recording is downloaded as an ARF file. An ARF is a file extension for a WebEx advanced recording file from a network-based recording. WebEx is Cisco's Web conferencing program. An ARF file contains data from a recorded online meeting, such as video data, an index and a list of attendees, among other details. ARF stands for "advanced recording file." Note: the download screen will prompt you to download and ARF player to view recordings from Meeting Center.

You have two options to share them with students:
  1. If the conference was done within their course, they can click on the WebEx tab and access through the Event Recordings.
  2. If you want to share them with other students not part of the course, you can download the recorded file and share it with the other students as a shared file link in their course (after you upload it), to a message or announcement.
The student would have to follow the same steps in viewing the ARF files.

In addition, students may be prompted to add a WebEx extension to their browser if they haven't already.


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