Zoom: Recording Meetings & Classes

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The Mines Zoom global account setting is currently (as of March 20, 2020) configured to record automatically to Zoom’s cloud for users with a mines.edu account.

Despite the global setting change, the automatic recording setting is not “locked” and may not be available or automatic in some cases:

  •  If a user has disabled the setting in their personal Zoom account
  •  If a meeting was scheduled prior to this global change
  •  Recording settings were changed when scheduling a new meeting
  •  You are using your Personal Meeting ID for instant or scheduled meetings

Checking individual recording settings is highly recommended to avoid any loss of content expected to be captured.

Under the current circumstances, ITS generally recommends Automatic Cloud Recording be turned ON and utilized to ensure class lectures are captured for students who may not be able to attend. Cloud recording links are easy to share with students since they are stored and hosted from Zoom. In addition, automatic transcripts are can be generated as long as the setting is not turned off in a users’ recording settings.

Automatic cloud recordings can be paused or stopped in a meeting or they may be disabled for specific scheduled meetings (like office hours or departmental meetings). Cloud recordings may also be deleted or downloaded, as necessary.

Recommended Zoom account settings can be confirmed by checking that automatic recording is set to ON and set to Record in the Cloud. See below for a screenshot of preferred settings:

Zoom Recording Settings for Local and Cloud Recordings


Automatic recording: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/202921119-Automatic-Recording#user

Zoom cloud recording settings: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/203741855-Cloud-recording#h_acaffbd8-27a3-4683-b3a0-b7f853c9e424


Article ID: 103694
Mon 3/30/20 3:52 PM
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