Zoom: Recording for MediaSpace

A guide to recording in zoom for upload to MediaSpace

NOTE: Make sure that you are using the most recent version of Zoom to ensure that the information in these pages matches what you see. This documentation from Zoom explains how to check for updates. After updating, restart your computer. 

If you don't have a video recording program on your computer you're comfortable with, you can use Zoom as a recording studio. Once your recording is complete, you can use Illinois Media Space to trim the video so don't worry if your recording has dead air before and after your presentation. 

For the best experience, always update your Zoom software and restart your computer before using Zoom.

Please note that there is a processing period after recording and after editing that can last for several hours. Plan accordingly.

Start a Meeting

  1. Open the Zoom desktop application on your computer.
  2. Click New Meeting.

Share Your Screen

Unless you are only recording your own face, you will want to share your screen. You can share slides, programs, your browser, your whole desktop, or content from your phone or tablet.

  1. Click Share Screen.

    Zoom meeting screen share button

  2. Choose which content to share and click Share.

    Zoom screen share menu

Record Your Video

  1. Click Record.

  2. Select Record to the Cloud.

    Zoom record while screensharing menu

  3. Your recording will appear on your Illinois Media Space account.

Edit Your Video - Part 1 - Changing the Thumbnail

Videos take some time to process before they can be edited. Be sure to leave time to wait for your video to process. This can sometimes take several hours. Your meeting must be ended in order for this process to begin.

Your video will have a frame used as the thumbnail (the image you see before the video is played). If desired, you can change this thumbnail to a more flattering or professional thumbnail.

  1. Go to Illinois Media Space, log in, and select My Media.

    MediaSpace login button

  2. Find your video in your media and click the Edit icon.

    Edit icon in meeting list

  3. Go to the Thumbnails tab. You have three options:
    1. Upload Thumbnail: Upload a thumbnail from your desktop and use it as the default thumbnail. It's a good idea to upload a screen shot of your title slide here.

    2. Capture: Use the above player to to seek the frame you would like to use as your default thumbnail and then click on the Capture button.

    3. Auto-Generate: Select one thumbnail from ten automatically generated thumbnails of this video and set it as the default thumbnail.

      Thumbnail editing options

Edit Your Video - Part 2 - Clipping Out Content

Follow the instructions on Kaltura Video Editing Tools. Keep in mind that your edits will take time (sometimes hours) to process before they can be viewed by others.

Edit Your Video - Part 3 - Making Content Shareable

  1. Go to Illinois Media Space, log in, and select My Media.

  2. Find your video in your media and click the Edit icon.

  3. Go to the Publish tab. You have three options: 
    1. Private - Media page will be visible to the content owner only. This is the default. When you are ready to share your video with others, you must change this.

    2. Unlisted - Media page will be visible to anyone with a link to the page. This is recommended for sharing with classmates and instructors.

    3. Published - Media page will be visible to individuals according to entitlements on published destinations. This is recommending for making a video more widely available.

      MediaSpace publishing settings

Sharing Your Video in a Canvas Discussion Post

  1. Click on the forum and click Reply.
  2. Click on the Illinois Media Space button in the text editor. The editor can take a few seconds to load.

    Canvas discussion Media Space embed tool

  3. Find your video from the list of videos and select Embed.
  4. The video will appear in the text box.
  5. Click Reply.

KeywordsRecord*, Zoom, MediaSpace, "Media Space"   Doc ID128321
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Created2023-05-16 14:05:02Updated2024-07-08 12:35:02
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