Recording Your Zoom Meeting


Record Your Zoom Meeting to the Cloud

NEW! As of March 14th, 2020, Zoom Cloud Recording is available for all Georgetown Zoom accounts. It will be available throughout the remainder of Spring and continue into the Summer 2020 semester.

When you record a meeting and choose Cloud Recording, the video, audio, and chat text are recorded in the Zoom Cloud.

Make sure you sign in to Zoom before you start your meeting. You will need to sign in to Zoom in order to record your meeting. (Optional) Review and change your Zoom Cloud Recording settings prior to starting the 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 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. NOTE:

  • Anyone with the link will be able to watch the recording. If this is a concern please contact zoom@georgetown.edu for alternative sharing procedures.
  • By default, nobody except the host can download the recording (unless the host enables the download option for viewers per recording)
  • In the email, copy the recording link below the text “Share Recording with Viewers,” and paste it in a Canvas course announcement, in an email, etc.
    Zoom Cloud Recording email notification
  • Alternatively, meeting hosts can access and manage their Zoom Cloud recordings through the My Recordings page. Locate the recording under the “Cloud Recordings” tab, and click the “Share” button. Select, copy and paste the recording links in a Canvas course announcement, in an email, etc.

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.

Make sure you sign in to Zoom before you start your meeting. You will need to sign in to Zoom 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. 

Note: By default, only the host (or co-host) of the meeting can record.