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.

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

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.

 

Accessing Recordings on the Cloud

  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

 

Accessing Recordings on Your Local Computer

  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

Whether you are recording meetings to the cloud or to your local device, the resulting files can take up a lot of space. By periodically moving the files to your Tufts Box account, you can avoid running into problems that might come with running out of storage. The files can then be shared from Box. After you have uploaded to Box, delete the original files from wherever they were located (your computer or the Zoom cloud).

For more information on how to use Box, visit the Tufts Box User Guide.