Recording and Finding Recordings in Zoom for Instructors

A guide to recording and finding recordings on Zoom for instructors.

Recording and Finding Recordings from Zoom for Instructors

Important Note: All Zoom Cloud recordings get deleted after 30 days. If you record Zoom meetings to the Cloud, a copy will be retained in your Illinois Media Space account. We recommend recording to the Cloud, so you can access recordings after 30 days.

Recording in Zoom

It is recommended that you enable automatic recording for all online sessions. This can be done by checking the Automatically record meeting box and selecting In the cloud in "Meeting Options." This option enables the recording to start as soon as the meeting begins and saves the recording in the cloud. 

Record settings within Zoom meeting options

Alternatively, recording can be done manually by clicking the Record button on the Zoom meeting toolbar. The disadvantage to this method is the need to remember to do it at the start of every session. 

Record pop-up menu from the Zoom toolbar

Read more about automatic recording on Zooms website.

Finding Recordings in Zoom

To access class recordings from your Canvas course space, click Zoom Live and navigate to the Cloud Recordings tab.

course recording tab in Zoom module in Moodle

Click the desired recording to access it. Recordings can be viewed online or downloaded to your computer.

You can also view your meeting recordings by logging in to and select the Recordings tab to view available recordings.

Recording tab in


Note: By default, recordings will be deleted automatically after they have been stored for 30 days

If your recording is locked behind a password, locate the recording in, and select Share > disable the "Password protect" setting.

Further information on managing cloud recordings can be found here.

For more information about Zoom cloud recordings, please see this Zoom support page.

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KeywordsRecording Recordings Finding Zoom Instructors   Doc ID128320
OwnerMatthew M.GroupSchool of Information Sciences
Created2023-05-16 13:46:43Updated2023-07-05 12:42:05
SitesUniversity of Illinois School of Information Sciences
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