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Zoom meetings can be recorded, saved, and shared after they occur. Hosts can choose to save a meeting to their computer or to Zoom cloud storage. All Zoom recordings will be saved for 120 days in the cloud. Note: To share a recording that has been saved to the cloud, the password protection must be disabled so that others can view the recording via the link provided. Directions for doing this are included below under
Disabling a Password.
Recording a Zoom meeting to the cloud will save the meeting to Zoom’s cloud storage. This is the preferred option for sharing the recording because it allows users to access the recording through a link. The recording file can be downloaded to a computer or streamed from a browser.
Note: Students do not have access to record to the cloud. However, they can record Zoom meetings using the directions for Recording to a Computer.
If a meeting has already been recorded to the cloud, it will need to be modified so that others can access it using the “share” link provided. If the password protection is not modified, users with the link will not be able to view the recording.
Because password protection is a default setting for Zoom recordings, disabling this feature ahead of time will eliminate the need to modify settings for future recordings. Before recording a Zoom meeting, follow these directions so the link to the recording is accessible once it is shared.
When a Zoom meeting is saved locally to a computer, it will save in .mp4 format in a folder titled “Zoom” within the Documents folder on the computer. To share a recording that has been saved locally, the file will need to be uploaded to a course.
Note: Recordings saved to a computer can also be accessed through depaul.zoom.us under “Recordings,” then “Local Recordings.”