Zoom: Cloud Recording to Panopto

This guide explains how to use cloud recording for Zoom meetings. When using cloud recording, your recorded videos are now stored on the Panopto video hosting service. These instructions explain how to access and share these videos with your students and others.

Instructions for Recording Class Meetings

Create a course folder in Panopto

  1. Go to your course in Canvas.

  2. Select the “Course Videos (Panopto)” link in your course navigation menu.

    Panopto link in the Canvas course navigation menu.


  3. Wait a moment until Panopto loads (see the image below for an example). This will create a folder for storing your cloud recordings for this course. You must do this first before using cloud recording for any course.

    Panopto loading inside of Canvas


Schedule the course Zoom meetings in Canvas

  1. Use the Zoom link in your Canvas course navigation menu to schedule your meeting(s).
    For additional help: https://ncssmwiki.atlassian.net/wiki/spaces/ITS/pages/68059186/Adding+a+Zoom+Meeting+to+a+Canvas+Course

    zoom link in a Canvas course


  2. If you teach multiple sections of the same course, be certain you name your meetings with the section name (D Block, B Block, etc.) so students can find the correct recordings. By default, all zoom meeting recordings will be added to the same course folder in Panopto. If you prefer to store each section’s recordings in a separate sub-folder, follow these instructions for Setting Up Folder Mapping for Zoom Cloud Recording.

You must use the Zoom link in your Canvas course to schedule your Zoom meeting. If you scheduled your course Zoom meeting at the Zoom website or using Google Calendar, we recommend deleting the meeting and scheduling a new recurring meeting using the Zoom link in your Canvas course.

Do not reuse meeting links from one course in another course. Cloud recording only works when you schedule a unique meeting for each course you are teaching.

Record Your Meeting(s)

  1. During your Zoom Meeting, use the “Record” button and choose “Record to the Cloud.”

    Zoom meeting record button icon


When setting up your meeting, we do not recommend using the option to automatically record meetings, as this often results in unintended recordings anytime someone clicks the meeting link. Instead, we recommend creating a reminder note and placing it near your computer to help you remember to press the record button.

Locate your Zoom Meeting Recordings

  1. You and your students can find cloud recordings by going to the "Panopto (Course Videos)" link in the Canvas course.

It can take several hours for cloud recordings to show up.

Using Cloud Recording for Other Meetings

You can also use Zoom Cloud Recordings for other meetings. If you schedule a meeting using the Zoom website or the Google Calendar plugin, or the meeting is not associated with any Canvas course, your cloud recording will be stored for you on the Panopto website.

  1. Access Panopto by visiting coursevideos.ncssm.edu

  2. Look in the “Meeting Recordings” folder inside your “My Folder” folder.

    meeting recordings folder in Panopto

Any time you use cloud recording for a meeting that was not scheduled using the Zoom link inside a Canvas course, the recordings will go to the “Meeting Recordings” folder in your “My Folder.” You can move these recordings to other folders in Panopto, or you can share links to them (see below).

Share Panopto Videos

  1. Choose the "share" option. You can then decide who the file should be shared with.

2. If you need to share the video widely with many people at NCSSM, we recommend setting the share permission so that "Anyone at your organization with the link" can view. You can then copy the URL and share it with anyone at NCSSM.

share settings in Panopto

Sharing to external users

Panopto makes it easy to share videos with people without NCSSM accounts.

Please be careful sharing videos with people external to NCSSM, as they can also share the videos with other users. You should never share class recordings with external users.

If you have a video that needs to be shared with many parents or the general public, and it does not feature sensitive information, another option is to edit the sharing permissions on the video, setting it to Public (unlisted) Anyone who has the link. You can then share the URL to the video with others external to NCSSM.