How can I record my Zoom session and share it with students?

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Zoom recording options

Hosts and co-hosts can record a Zoom meeting to the cloud (temporarily) or locally on their personal device. By default, participants cannot record a Zoom meeting unless the host grants them specific permission to do so during the meeting.

Recording to the cloud:

Recording to a personal device:

Zoom sharing options

We recommend using Echo360 to share Zoom recordings because it improves the accessibility of audiovisuals with features like automatic transcriptions, editable transcript and closed captions, and robust streaming / playback across devices. Echo360 also provides flexible options for how you choose to share with specific individuals or a group of individuals, students in a course, or with the general public.

Saving chats, transcripts, and annotated content


A note about privacy

In accordance with BC privacy legislation, if you intend to record a session, you must first notify students and explain the purpose (e.g., so that students can watch the session later). Students do not need to provide consent for recording as long as notification is provided in advance.

After notification, let students know that they have options if they do not want to appear in the recording (e.g., turning off their video, muting audio, asking questions through chat). Or let students know what layout option you have selected and what visuals will be recorded (e.g., Gallery view, Active speaker, Shared window with gallery or active speaker view).

An example statement is provided below:

Please be aware our session will be recorded to allow students who are not able to attend to watch later, and will be posted in Brightspace. If  you do not want to be identifiable in the recording, turn off your webcam and participate via chat.”

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This post was last updated:

March 17, 2023

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