Zoom -- Recording

1. First, Sign in to Drexel Zoom before Recording

  • Start with your Drexel Pro Zoom at https://drexel.zoom.us .

  • For the Zoom application installed on your computer, make sure you are signed in using the SSO option and your Drexel userid@drexel.edu and Drexel password (click that SSO icon). 

  • If asked ______.zoom.us in a window, enter drexel in front for .zoom.us.

  • Generally, just need to check or set this once.
  • If you need further help, see Zoom -- SSO Single Sign-On and Host Sign-In

2. Record to the Cloud (Online) in Zoom

ALWAYS record to the CLOUD. Do NOT record LOCAL.

  • You can just record yourself in a Zoom meeting your schedule. Or you can record a meeting with others.
  • Do a 30-second test recording first.
  • Make sure your mic is picking up sound in the recording.
  • Make sure you screenshare if you need to demonstrate something on your computer.
  • Turn on your webcam in Zoom if you need to record yourself.
  • If you need further help, below is how to enable/use the cloud/online recording option in Zoom.
  • https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203741855-Cloud-recording

Zoom cloud recordings are held for 126 days. If there's ANY chance you will reuse this Zoom cloud recording, see the next section.

3. Zoom Auto Copies or Backs-Up to Kaltura Drexel Streams

Drexel cloud recordings automatically back up to Kaltura or Drexel Streams (Drexel's video repository)
at https://drexel.edu/it/streams (Drexel Streams = Kaltura).

These videos are also easily accessible from within Bb Learn.

This makes it SUPER EASY to submit videos for assignments.

4. Adding Your Videos to Bb Larn

OPTIONAL --More Tips

Students Submitting Assignments

Editing Zoom Recordings - Do Not Use Zoom

Alternate Method -- Share Kaltura or Drexel Streams

Zoom recording taking a long time to process?

Short recordings should process quick.
For long recording, give it 3-6 hours for 2-3 hours of recording.
And ALSO make sure the Host ended the Zoom meeting rather than just left.
To do so, re-enter the Zoom meeting.
Click End > End Meeting for All.

Downloading Online or Cloud Recordings

Here is how to download online or cloud recordings.

  1. Login to https://drexel.zoom.us with DrexelConnect userid & password.
  2. Click the "Recordings" link in the left navigation.
  3. Click the link for your recording under "Topic."
  4. Click "Download # Files" (# will be any number).
       (a) If prompted, click to allow download of multiple files.
  5. Choose where to save each file.
  6. Open downloaded .mp4 files. Make sure your have right ones.
Any Zoom videos kept more than 18 weeks starting June 1, 2020 will be taken down.
(Email sent first, purportedly, but don't count on that!)

Accessing Recordings if Alt Host or Privileged Scheduler

Only the real host can access the recordings. The other 2 can get emails when the recording is ready on the Host's account.

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Recording to Computer

Recording to the Cloud is still recommended over recording to your computer, as it will save you time and effort, but Zoom has made Recording to the Computer less of an ordeal if the post-meeting processing window and, well, process is closed before finished. Zoom stores pre-processed recordings as .zoom files on your computer on Windows and Mac in the Documents folder in the Zoom folder. Do NOT change the name of the .zoom files. Each .zoom file will have a name similar to "double_click_to_convert.." If you do not have an .mp4, mf4a, and/or .m3u files and just .zoom files, just double-click the one or more .zoom files, and let the processing start and finish. The .zoom files will disappear after the conversion is over. Again, we generally recommend Recording to the Cloud, as it's still the easier and more sure method, but it's nice to know Recording to the Computer has been dramatically improved by Zoom.

Recordings are stored locally on the host's computer. You can go into Zoom's settings to find the location of the recording.

Record without Participant or Student Names