Using ZOOM to Record a Video Presentation

Our University paid version of ZOOM allows you to record your computer screen and voice to create a video that you can share with others via Canvas or a private web link. In this tutorial, we will illustrate how to use the ZOOM Cloud Recording option to record a presentation and share the video with someone.


Download and Login Instructions

Go to and click the “Download ZOOM” option.

Click Download ZOOM option.

After clicking the Download ZOOM option, you will be taken to the software download page.

Click the Download button for the  ZOOM Client for Meeting. Run the installation. (You will only need to do this once.)
Select the “Sign In with SSO” option, this will allow you to use the fully functional paid university version of ZOOM.

Sign In with SSO – Company domain

Type in udenver in the box.
A new window will open in your browser. Type in your DU email and password and click “Login.”


ZOOM Recording Instructions

Click “New Meeting.” This will open a new window and start your webcam video.

Click “New Meeting”.
If you only want to record your screen without your computer webcam, select the dropdown arrow next to “New Meeting” and uncheck the “Start with video” box. You can switch back and forth if you want during your presentation.

Click the Record button and select “Record to Cloud” option; you are now recording. If you wish to post your video on YouTube, Vimeo or some other video sharing website, click “Record on this computer“, ZOOM will make a mp4 file after you end your ZOOM meeting.

To record your computer screen, click the “Share Screen” icon in the middle of the Zoom window. Select your main screen to record and press the “Share Screen” button.

End Your Recording

To end the recording, press the “More” menu option and select “End Meeting“. Press the “End Meeting for All” button. This will end your meeting and start the upload process, so stay connected to the Internet.

Share Your Presentation

If you selected “Record to Cloud“, after your pressed the End Meeting button, your recording will automatically will be uploaded into the ZOOM Cloud server. You should get an email sent to your University email after 20-30 minutes.

If you selected “Record to this Computer“, after your pressed the End Meeting button, your recording will be saved on your computer. ZOOM recordings are saved in a folder called ZOOM within your documents folder. You can upload this mp4 file to YouTube, Vimeo or some other video sharing website.

Email Message from ZOOM Cloud Recording

Check your email from ZOOM. Once you receive your email from ZOOM, you will seen the links that allow you to manage and share your video recording. Email your sharable web link to anyone or add the link to your Canvas course. 

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