Creating a recording in Zoom

To use Zoom to create a screencast or video recording, you have a meeting but don’t invite anyone else to the meeting – just share your screen if you have a PowerPoint or other materials and hit record.

You can use Zoom to create a screencast or video recording for a presentation. You do so by starting a New Meeting in Zoom, share your screen and record the meeting at the same time. You don’t invite anyone to the meeting, you just record your presentation as you sharing your screen. Make sure you have the presentation file, such as your powerpoint, open and ready to share.

Open Zoom using the desktop app and login using your ACU credentials via the SSO option.

  1. Click on the New Meeting icon
    Launch new meeting
  2. From the toolbar along the bottom, select Share Screen
    Share Screen 1
  3. From the popup window, select the window that you want to share.Locate the powerpoint presentation from the options displayed. If you don’t see your presentation, you will need to stop sharing and open your presentation first, then start sharing again. When you have selected your presentation from the list, click on the share button in the bottom right hand corner.
  4. When you share your screen, the tool bar moves to the top of the screen and changes slightly. To Start recording, click on the More option and select either record to the cloud or record on this computer.

    If you record to the cloud, you will receive an email once the file has been processed. You can access the file by clicking on the link provided in the email. ACU student recording are saved to CloudStor. You will receive an email with a link and a password to access the file which you can then download.

    More - Record
  5. You can pause and stop the recording using the controls located from the More option in the toolbar or in the floating menu toolbar – depending on your display.
  6. When you stop your recording, you will see a message indicating the recording is being converted. If you have recorded the meeting to the cloud, you will receive an email with a link and password to the file stored on the CloudStor service.
    convert recording

How else can I access my recording

Access via Zoom App

You can access your recordings from the Zoom App. Select the Meetings option located at the top of the screen. 

Your recordings will be listed down the left-hand side of the screen. When you select a meeting from the list, the recording details will be displayed in the main area of the screen.

Local files will show the path to the Zoom directory on your computer and the associated files.

Access recording via Zoom App

Access via CloudStor

Recordings made to the cloud will be accessible from the email you receive once the file has been processed. The email will contain a link and password to the CloudStor service.

Click on the link and enter the password provided to download your file.

Cloud recording email

Access via your local computer

Go to Documents / Zoom and find the folder with the meeting using the date and time as a guide. You will see 3 files;

  • Audio only ending in .m4a
  • Playback file ending in .m3u (can be deleted)
  • The video file ending in .mp4

Locate the files and rename them something meaningful, especially if you are going to submit them for an assignment. Follow the naming convention suggested by your faculty or put your name and the assignment name. Avoid using spaces.

Add the files to LEO

To put an mp4 file (the video file) in your LEO unit you can upload it using Kaltura Managing videos in My Media. It can then be embedded in a LEO Assignment.

Page last updated on 12/08/2020

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