Zoom Recordings

Zoom Recordings

When scheduling a meeting, the host can choose to have recording start automatically when the meeting begins. Hosts and co-hosts may also initiate recording from within the meeting room itself.

By default, the Tufts Zoom service will also automatically transcribe meetings that are recorded to the cloud, providing users with captioned playback. (Note: This works best with clear, high-quality audio.)

This page contains basic information about ways to record meetings and access those recordings. For more detailed information, visit the following Zoom Help Center pages:

For Tufts faculty who plan to use Zoom for distance teaching and learning, please also refer to Education Technology's Teaching with Zoom guide.

If you are the host of a meeting, you can start, pause, and stop recording at any time.

  1. Click the Record button in the bottom toolbar.Record button
  2. Select whether you would like the recording to be saved to your computer or to Zoom’s cloud storage space.Choosing where to record
  3. After recording has started, buttons will appear in the bottom toolbar to pause/stop the recording.Pause or Stop Recording
  4. If you chose to record to your local computer, the audio and video files will be processed and stored to your computer when you end the meeting. If you recorded to the cloud, you will receive email notifications when the audio/video files and meeting transcripts are ready.

Depending on whether your recordings were stored to your local device or to Zoom’s cloud storage space, they will be accessed in different ways. Direction for both are provided below.

 

Cloud Recordings

  1. Log in to tufts.zoom.us with your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.
  2. Click the Sign in button.
  3. Select the Recordings page in the left-hand menu.Accessing the Recordings page
  4. Select the Cloud Recordings tab toward the top of the page.
  5. A list of recordings stored to the cloud will be displayed, with options to share, download, and delete each.Cloud Recordings page

 

Local Recordings

  1. Log in to tufts.zoom.us with your Tufts username (e.g. jjumbo01) and password.
  2. Click the Sign in button.
  3. Select the Recordings page in the left-hand menu.Accessing the Recordings page
  4. Select the Local Recordings tab toward the top of the page.
  5. A list of locally stored meeting recordings will be displayed, along with which computer they were stored to and the location of the recording files. The recording files can be managed and deleted from those locations.Local Recordings page

Hosts and co-hosts may give recording privileges to meeting participants once the meeting has started.

  1. Click the Participants button in the bottom toolbar to open the Participants panel.Participant button
  2. In the Participants panel, find the participant you wish to give recording privileges to.
  3. Move your mouse over the participant, click the More button, and select Allow Record.Giving recording privileges to a participant
  4. To take away a participant’s ability to record, repeat this process and select Forbid Record.Taking away a participant's recording privileges

Regardless of whether they were recorded to the cloud or to a local device, care should be taken with recording files that will be needed for long-term use.

  • Periodically review your recordings.
  • Delete any recordings that are no longer needed by you, your coworkers, or the University.
  • Save copies of important recordings to your Tufts Box account, where you can share them with other people as necessary. For more information, visit the Tufts Box User Guide.
    • If necessary, you can transfer ownership of the folder with recording files to someone else. This is particularly important if you will be leaving Tufts and the recording(s) need to be used by others after your departure.