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Zoom meetings can be recorded and saved to be shared after they occur. Hosts can choose to save a meeting to Zoom cloud storage or to their computer. All Zoom recordings will be saved for 120 days in the cloud.
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. See
Adding a Zoom Link for instructions on sharing Zoom recordings.
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, by default it will be set with a passcode. Sharing the recording through Zoom as an
external learning tool will allow students in a course to view all recordings, so the passcode does not need to be disabled unless it is preferred.
Note: Class recordings should be shared via D2L for FERPA compliance.
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.”