Record a Video to the Zoom Cloud


UC San Diego has an enterprise license with Zoom, allowing community members with active directory credentials to host and attend meetings easily.

This article provides instructions to all UC San Diego community members on how to record a video to the Zoom cloud (i.e. not to one's local hard drive).  

Critical Concepts


Things to Keep in Mind

Steps to Take

Recording a Zoom video to the cloud is pretty straightforward, and chances are that you've done it before. With that in mind, there are three high-level steps:

  1. Configure your Zoom cloud recording settings (on the web)
  2. Configure your Zoom application settings (in the app)
  3. Record your video in Zoom

1. Configure your Zoom Cloud Recording Settings (On the Web)

  1. Within a web browser, go to If you're not already signed in already, do so.
  2. In the left navigation, click Settings.
  3. Click the Recording tab at the top of the screen.
  4. Scroll down to the "Cloud Recording" section and configure your cloud recording however you like.

Cloud Recording Settings Recommendations

A screenshot of Zoom's cloud recording settings.

Anyway, once you've made your selections:

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the section and click Save

Next you'll want to configure various settings within the Zoom app to ensure that your video is as high-quality as possible. 

2. Configure your Zoom Application Settings (In the App)

A screenshot of Zoom application preferences.Configuring these settings within the Zoom desktop application will try to ensure that your final video is as high-quality as possible. 

  1. Open the Zoom desktop application on your computer.
  2. Open your Zoom preferences by clicking and selecting Preferences.
  3. Click Video in the left navigation and select your video preferences.

Zoom Video Settings Recommendations

Next, configure your audio settings. 

  1. Click Audio in the left navigation and select your audio preferences.

Zoom Audio Settings Recommendation

If you have a nice microphone, select the radio button for original sound for musicians and check the boxes for high–fidelity music mode, echo cancellation, and stereo audio.  

After you're done configuring your audio and video settings in the app:

  1. Close the Zoom preferences window.

3. Record your Dual-Stream Video in Zoom

A screenshot of Zoom's home tab with "new meeting" circled.

  1. Open the Zoom desktop application on your computer.
  2. Click the Home icon at the top of the screen. (You may default to it.)
  3. Click New Meeting.
  4. Within your Zoom room, and assuming you want to capture your voice and video, select and turn on your camera and microphone by clicking the microphone icon and the camera icon. (To make a nice shot, center yourself in the frame horizontally and make sure your eyes are in the top third of the frame vertically.)
  5. If you want to record your screen, click Share Screen and select the screen or application that you want to record.
  6. Click the Record button and select Record to the Cloud.
  7. When you're done, click the button with the square in it to stop the recording.

Your video will need to be processed for a little while by Zoom, then it'll be sent to Kaltura, where it will also need to be processed. So it'll be a little while until it shows up in your Kaltura media repository. You can find it by clicking My Media in Canvas or MediaSpace.

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