Zoom Recording Basics

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Zoom Recording Basics

• Start Zoom meeting as a host

• In a Zoom session click on space in the Zoom screen for navigation bar to appear in the bottom, shown bellow.

 

• Select the “Record” option from the taskbar along the bottom

• Select “Record to the Cloud.”

• While sharing your screen, click “More” along the top navigation and select “Record to Cloud.” To access the navigation while sharing screen, you must hover the small bar in the top center of your screen.

 

• You will see “recording” in the top left corner of the Zoom meeting. You can use the bar to pause/play or stop your recording.

• While sharing your screen select the “More” icon along the top navigation and then choose “Pause Recording”

 

Recording layouts

This section explains recording layouts when you start a cloud recording using the Zoom desktop client.

Active speaker

If you are in active speaker view, the recording will only display the video of the active speaker.

Note: You can only display participants’ names in cloud recordings.

Gallery view

If you are in gallery view, the recording will be similar to the meeting client and display a grid layout of participants’ video. The gallery view recording can display a maximum of 25 participants.

Note: You can only display participants’ names in cloud recordings.

Shared screen with active speaker

If you share your screen with the active speaker thumbnail, the recording will display the active speaker thumbnail in the top-right corner. If you drag the active speaker thumbnail to another location during the meeting, the recording will still display it in the top-right corner.

Shared screen without active speaker or gallery view

If you share your screen without the active speaker thumbnail or disabled the Record thumbnails while sharing option in your cloud recording settings, the recording will only display the shared screen.

Note: For cloud recordings, if you enabled the option to Record active speaker, gallery view and shared screen separately, you will see the active speaker video beside the recorded shared screen when viewing the recording in the Zoom web portal.

Shared screen with large active speaker thumbnail

If you share your screen with the active speaker thumbnail and enlarge it, the local recording will also display a larger active speaker thumbnail in the top-right corner. If you drag the active speaker thumbnail to another location during the meeting, the recording will still display it in the top-right corner.

Note: This recording layout is not supported for cloud recordings. Cloud recordings will only display the standard active speaker thumbnail size.

Shared screen with gallery view

If you shared your screen and switched to gallery view, participants’ video will appear in the top-right corner. If you drag the gallery view during the meeting, it will still appear in the top-right corner in the recording.

Note: This recording layout is not supported for cloud recordings.

Shared window

If you shared a window that does not take up the entire screen, you will see black bars to the right and left of the window in the recording. Participants’ video will still appear in the top-right corner if you enable the active speaker thumbnail or gallery view while sharing the window.