Recording Your Zoom Meeting

By default, only the host (and co-host) of the meeting can record.


Record Your Zoom Meeting to the Cloud

Recordings will be deleted 365 days after they were first made in Zoom due to limited storage space in Zoom Cloud. For example, Zoom recordings made on March 24, 2020 will be retained until March 24, 2021. Recordings made before our launch of online learning in March 2020 will also not be deleted.

Instructors are encouraged to record sessions in the Zoom Cloud, which are automatically copied into Panopto, where we have unlimited storage. Here’s information on how to locate and share your Zoom Cloud recordings in Panopto. Zoom Cloud recordings in Panopto will not be deleted.

Zoom Cloud recordings include the video, audio, and chat text. To make a Zoom Cloud recording sign in to Zoom before you start your meeting. Also, before the meeting starts review and change your Zoom Cloud Recording settings prior to starting the meeting (optional).

  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

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:


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.