Zoom Recording Options

Your SU Zoom Pro account comes with the ability to temporarily store your recordings in the Zoom Cloud, or you can choose to record locally to you computer and synch/upload your files to OneDrive/Sharepoint.

By default, local recordings will save to a Zoom folder in your Documents folder.

If your computer is already synched with OneDrive, your files will automatically be copied to your OneDrive in the C:/…/Documents/Zoom folder. All SU accounts have up to 1TB of personal storage space available in their OneDrive account.

Record Locally on Your Computer/OneDrive

We encourage all SU staff and students to record locally whenever possible to allow for more space in our Zoom Cloud for virtual classroom recordings that are available via the course module in Canvas. Space will be prioritized for current term class recordings.

Instructors are encouraged to record to Zoom Cloud for current term classes in order to populate the class recording links in the Canvas course module (also the Live Transcription playback functionality is a better experience in Zoom Cloud). See the next section on Record to Zoom Cloud.

Instructors or students wishing to keep recordings indefinitely or share Zoom recordings for coursework may upload videos into Canvas Studio.

  1. When your Zoom meeting begins, click the Record button and choose “Record on this Computer.”

2. When your meeting ends, you will see a brief pop up that says your recording will need to be converted before viewing. Once this box disappears, your recording is ready to be viewed.

3. By default, your recording is saved to your C:/Users/<SUusername>/Documents/Zoom folder. Feel free to upload and share as needed.


4. If you have already synched your computer to your OneDrive account, your default save location is automatically updated to C:\Users\<SUusername>\OneDrive - Seattle University\Documents\Zoom. Your files are both available on your local computer as well as your OneDrive account.

Once your recording is in OneDrive, it is a few clicks to share with others via Sharepoint.


Record to Zoom Cloud

  1. When your Zoom meeting begins, click on the Record button and choose “Record to the Cloud.”


2. If you stop the recording, you will see a pop up that explains you will receive an email when your recording is ready in the Zoom Cloud. If you end the meeting, you will not see a pop up box, but you will receive an email notification when your cloud recording is available.

3. Once you receive notification that your recording is ready, you can access your recording via the Zoom web portal: https://seattleu.zoom.us. Click on Recordings under your user Profile.


4. Keep in mind that all recordings will be deleted automatically after they have been stored for 120 days. If you need to keep your recording for longer, we recommend that you download the recording and upload it to your OneDrive, Sharepoint, or Canvas Studio.

Click on the recording and then click the Download button and choose where to save the file(s).

5. Once the files are saved to your computer, you can share or upload them as you wish.

If you find yourself doing this extra step often to download/re-upload elsewhere, it may be easier for you to follow the steps at the beginning of this document to save locally to your computer and then synch your computer to your OneDrive account.



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