Uploading a Zoom Recording into Panopto

Recording Zoom to the Local Machine

If you have a Pro License associated with your Zoom account, you will have the option to record to your local machine or to the Cloud.  If you have a Basic account you will only be able to record to your local machine.

With a Pro License, when you click the record button, you will see a pop-up menu to choose “Record to this Computer” or “Record to the Cloud”.  Click Record to this Machine if you want that option.

When you are finished with your Zoom session/class, click the End button in the lower right hand corner, then click End Meeting for All.

Once you have ended the Zoom session, it will begin converting the video file that you recorded.  You do not need to stop the recording of the Zoom session, as ending the meeting for all will automatically end the recording as well.

When the video has finished converting, the folder containing the video file will automatically open.  If it does not, here is how you find the video file:

Go to your “Documents” folder

There will find a folder titled “Zoom”

Inside that folder you will see folders with the date and time of all the Zoom recordings you have made.  Find the appropriate folder for the recording you are looking for.

There you will find an .mp4 file title Zoom_0.  This is the video you recorded of your Zoom session/class.

Rename this file with the class topic, time and date.

Recording Zoom to the Cloud

With the Pro License, you will have the option to record to the Cloud.  When you hit the record button, simply choose the “Record to the Cloud” option.

When you are finished with your Zoom session/class, click the End button in the lower right hand corner, then click End Meeting for All.  This will stop the recording.  The processing will be done in the Cloud, so you can now sign out of Zoom, and sign out of the computer.  You do not need to wait for any kind of uploading or processing to be done on the local machine.

When the video is finished processing, the scheduling host of the meeting will get an email that the video is ready for viewing and downloading.  If you are scheduled as an alternative host for a meeting, you can begin the recording to the cloud, however it is saved under the scheduling host’s name and they will be the one to receive the email that the video is ready.

When you receive the email, it will include a link to click to access your recordings.

When you click on the link, it will open your default browser to the Zoom webpage that shows your recording to download.  DO NOT use the share option, as all recordings will be deleted 14 days after the recording is made.  Your choices are “Shared screen with speaker view”, “Audio Only” and “Audio Transcript”.   You will want to pick “Shared screen with speaker view”.  This shows everything that was shared on the screen (by the host or a participant) and the video source of whomever is speaking at the time, plus all of the audio from the host and participants.  The Audio Only file is just a file with audio only.  The Audio Transcript is a text file with a machine generated copy of the audio that was captured.

Hovering over the “Shared screen with speaker view” line, a download arrow will appear.  Click that to download the video.

By default, it should go to your “Downloads” folder, unless you specifically tell it to save to another location.  Go to your downloads folder (or where ever you saved the file), and rename this file with the class topic, time and date.

Uploading the file into Panopto

Go to your Canvas shell for the class you wish to upload the video into.

Go to Panopto Recordings on the left hand side of the screen

When opened, click on the Create button at the top center of the screen.  Click on Upload Media.

Now just simply drag and drop the recorded Zoom video onto the box that appears.

It will let you know when the upload is complete and you can close this upload window/box.

The video still needs time to process in Panopto, but the name will turn BLUE when it has finished processing and is ready to view.

The video is now loaded into Panopto for your students to view.