Recording Your Zoom Meeting

By default, meeting participants cannot use Zoom to record. Only the meeting host, alternative host and co-host can record.


Record Your Zoom Meeting to the Cloud

To make a Zoom Cloud recording sign in to Zoom before you start your meeting.

Optional: Before the meeting starts review and change your Zoom Cloud Recording settings.

All Zoom Cloud recordings are automatically copied into Panopto, where we have unlimited storage, and you will have better control over who can access the recordings. Here’s information on how to locate and share your Zoom Cloud recordings in Panopto.

Note: Recordings in Zoom Cloud will be deleted 365 days after they were first made due to limited storage space. Recordings made before our launch of online learning in March 2020 will not be deleted.

  1. Start your Zoom meeting.
  2. Press the Record button at the bottom of your Zoom meeting window.
    Click the Record button
  3. Select “Record to the Cloud
    zoom cloud button
  4. You will see the text “Recording” displayed at the top left hand side of your Zoom window.
    zoom recording cloud icon
  5. To pause the recording, press the Pause Recording button.
    Press Pause to pause your Zoom recording

    You’ll see the following message:
    'Recording Paused' message
  6. When you’re ready to end the recording for your meeting, press the Stop Recording button, or simply end the meeting.
    Press Stop to stop your Zoom recording
  7. Click on the pop-up window Stop Recording button.
    Zoom cloud recording confirm stop
  8. An email notification will be sent to the meeting HOST when the recording is ready. Please review the steps below to Share Your Zoom Cloud Recording.

Share Your Zoom Cloud Recording

Note: Recordings will be deleted 365 days after they were first made in Zoom due to limited storage space in Zoom Cloud. Recordings made before our launch of online learning in March 2020 will not be deleted. All Zoom Cloud recordings are automatically copied into Panopto, where we have unlimited storage, and you will have better control over who can access the recordings. Here’s information on how to locate and share your Zoom Cloud recordings in Panopto.

Once the meeting has ended, the host will receive an email in their Georgetown email with links to watch (stream) and download the recording files.

The email will contain a number of links to access the recording. Make sure to copy the recording link below “Share Recording with Viewers,” and paste it (for example) in a Canvas course announcement, in an email, etc. to share with viewers.
Zoom Cloud Recording email notification

Things to note:

  • Anyone with the link will be able to watch the recording. If this is a concern check out how to find and share your Zoom Cloud recordings in Panopto, or contact zoom@georgetown.edu.
  • By default, nobody except the host can download the recording (unless the host enables the download option for viewers per recording)
  • Access and manage your Zoom Cloud recordings through the My Recordings page.
  • Pasting the Zoom Recording link in Canvas Modules using the “External URL” option doesn’t work properly unless you also select the option to “Load in a new tab.”

Record Your Zoom Meeting Locally on Your Computer

Local recording allows users to record meeting video and audio locally to a computer’s hard drive. Local recording is not supported on iOS and Android.

Sign in to Zoom before you start your meeting in order to record your meeting.

  1. Start your Zoom meeting.
  2. Press the Record button at the bottom of your Zoom meeting window.
    Click the Record button
  3. Select “Record on this Computer
  4. You will see the text “Recording” displayed at the top left hand side of your Zoom window.
    'Recording' message displayed
  5. To pause the recording, press the Pause Recording button.
    Press Pause to pause your Zoom recording

    You’ll see the following message:
    'Recording Paused' message
  6. When you’re ready to end the recording for your meeting, press the Stop Recording button, or simply end the meeting.
    Press Stop to stop your Zoom recording

Share Your Local Zoom Recording

When the meeting ends Zoom will process the recording files on your computer. When complete, the folder containing the recording files will automatically open.

  • Upload the recording file to a cloud storage service like Georgetown Google Drive. Use those services to obtain a shareable link and set the sharing permissions.
  • Alternatively, upload the recording file to streaming services like Panopto and ShareStream that integrate in Canvas.

Troubleshooting

Cannot Record your Zoom Meeting?
If you’re unable to record a Zoom, make sure you’re signed in to Zoom. Once you’re signed in, the Zoom meeting room will display all host controls, including the option to record your meeting.