Classroom Lecture Recording with Zoom

Classroom Lecture Recording with Zoom

Use Zoom to record classroom lectures. Connecting Zoom to the room audio and projection system will provide a quality recording, capturing your lecture and content projected on the classroom screen. Much like using Zoom to record remote classes, you will need to select the correct mic, and the correct screen to share in Zoom.  These instructions are for recording the projected content, rather than recording video of the speaker.  Here are the steps to follow to record a classroom lecture using Zoom. In classrooms that do not have a microphone to amplify sound, try using the mic on your laptop. If the recorded audio is of poor quality, and an external mic is needed, email uoonline@uoregon.edu to make arrangements to checkout a USB microphone for the term. UO Online has a very limited supply of mics available to loan for this purpose. If you have questions about University of Oregon policies related to recording and sharing classroom lectures, please review the Classroom Recording Policy page. 

To help ensure access to your lecture recordings for all students, be sure to enable Live Transcription (closed captions) in your Zoom settings and turn it on when recording your lecture.  Using Live Transcription for Zoom explains and shows how to do both. IMPORTANT - the Live Transcript function must be enabled in Zoom each time a lecture is recorded.

If you have students with documented ADA accommodation needs, please review this additional resource: Accessibility Guidelines for Remote Courses on the Accessible Education Center website.

Preparatory Steps to Record a Lecture in Zoom

  • Schedule Zoom meetings for your class. 
  • When you arrive at the classroom, connect your laptop to the mic/camera and HDMI cable
  • Open Zoom and PowerPoint or other apps you plan to project in the classroom
  • Now on to Step 1 to configure Zoom to record your lecture
Related Topics: Zoom in Canvas, Canvas

Step 1: Zoom Settings

Audio Settings

  • On the Zoom toolbar, along the bottom of the screen, click on the tiny arrow on the Mute button
  • In the Select a Microphone section look for the classroom mic system - Logitech MEETUP or Shure MVi are the microphones in many UO classrooms
  • In the Select a Speaker section, connect to the classroom speaker system, often this will appear as the Crestron Intel Display Audio or Crestron
Zoom Audio Settings menu

Video Settings

Camera

  • We recommend clicking the Stop Video button to turn off the instructor video as the primary video will be the content shared during the lecture on the projection screen. If you want to record yourself as well, click on the tiny arrow on the Start/Stop Video button and select the room camera if there is one, or select the camera on your laptop
Zoom video settings

 

Projected Content

  • To capture the content being projected in the classroom, click on Share Screen
  • Zoom will put a 1 or on the Projection Screen to help identify which screen to select - in most cases it will be Desktop 2
Screens to choose when screen sharing in Zoom

 

 

 

Step 2: Recording the Zoom Meeting

Starting and Stopping the Recording 

Recording can be initiated before the screen is shared or after the Screen Sharing has started.  The first time you click on record, you will be prompted to Record on this Computer or. Record to the cloud. This is your option. Recording to the Cloud adds time to getting the recording loaded in Canvas, as you will need to download it and then upload to Canvas. We strongly recommend recording to your laptop, not the cloud.

  • Start recording the session before the screen is shared by clicking on the Record button on the toolbar at the bottom of the screen. Use that same button to stop the recording once screen sharing has stopped. OR
Zoom screen share toolbar
  • After starting the Screen Share, click on the More (3 dots) button on the toolbar at the top of the screen and select Record to the Cloud or Record on the Computer. As soon as the option is selected, recording starts. Stop recording by clicking on the More button again, and selecting Stop Recording
Zoom screen share toolbar

 

Step 3: Adding the Zoom Recording to Canvas/Panopto

Zoom Recording in the Cloud

Zoom can process for a very long time before a recording is ready on the cloud. 

  • When the recording is available in the Zoom Cloud, the instructor is notified via email
  • Follow the link provided to access the video in the Zoom Cloud 
  • Hover over the file that is "Shared screen .... " and click on the Download button

Please note: Because UO Cloud storage in Zoom is limited, you are encouraged to record Zoom meetings on your computer. If you have recorded meetings to Zoom cloud, you should download to your computer and add them to Panopto Recordings in Canvas and delete them from Zoom cloud storage.

If a limited number of students (1-5) need access to the video, another option is to just share a link to the video with those students via email Check this how-to-guide: Sharing Classroom Recordings in Panopto

Zoom Cloud download screen

Uploading the Recording to Canvas

  • In Panopto Recordings  create a new folder for your classroom recordings in order to manage sharing permissions more easily
  • Open the new folder and then click on the green Create button at the top of the page, select Upload Media. Upload the .mp4 file. This will ensure the video is added to the subfolder for lecture recordings
  • It will take time to upload the .mp4 file and for Panopto to process the file

While we encourage instructors to make their classroom lecture recordings available to all students, in some cases you might want to limit availability of these videos to specific students.  

 

Panopto Create menu with Upload media option outlined

Zoom Recording on Instructor Laptop

  • Recordings saved to your laptop are in separate folders for each recording - the date and time is the folder name. For example: 2021-09-27 15.00.17
  • Open the folder and locate the "zoom.mp4" file
  • Open Panopto Recordings in your Canvas course site
  • In Panopto Recordings  create a new folder for your classroom recordings in order to manage sharing permissions more easily
  • Open the new folder and then click on the green Create button at the top of the page, select Upload Media. Upload the .mp4 file. This will ensure the video is added to the subfolder for lecture recordings
  • It will take time to upload the .mp4 file and for Panopto to process the file

 

Sharing Recordings with Students

For information/instructions on sharing these recordings with students go to one of these pages:

For further assistance, UO Online & Canvas Support is available

  • In-Person: Room 68 PLC
  • By phone: (541) 346-1942
  • By email: uoonline@uoregon.edu
  • Chat with us at livehelp.uoregon.edu
  • Submit a Service Portal Ticket by clicking the Help button at the bottom of the Global Navigation Menu in Canvas