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Zoom Cloud Recordings - Accessing, Downloading, Sharing via Media Library

Options to access and download cloud recordings

NOTE:  For FERPA security reasons:  If you record a Zoom session to the cloud - we strongly recommend that you do not share the cloud recording link.  Please download the recording to your computer and upload the file into Media Library following the instructions below.

There are 2 ways to access cloud recordings:

NOTE:  When you are done downloading your recordings, you should delete old cloud recordings to free up space.

Option 1: Access/Download Through the Canvas Integration

NOTE:  The Zoom tool will only show the Cloud Recordings for the course you are currently in.  You would need to go to each course to download the recordings.  If you want to view all recordings for all courses at once, use Option 2:  Download hrough Yale Zoom.

  1. Go to the course site in Canvas
  2. Click on the Zoom tool [1]
  3. Click on Cloud Recordings [2]
  4. Click on the title of the recording [3] you want to download.
  1. On the next screen, click on Download button [4] for the version(s) you want to download.
  2. Your file will be downloaded to the Downloads area of your computer.  

Option 2: Access/Download through yale.zoom.us

  1. Go to Yale Zoom at https://yale.zoom.us and log in with your Yale account
  2. Once Logged in, click on Recordings [1].
  3. On the top of the page, make sure that you are on the Cloud Recordings tab [2].
  4. From the list of Cloud Recordings, find the recording you want to download.
  5. Click on the More button [3] to the far right of the recording you want to download.
  6. From the sub-menu, select Download [4].
  7. You may see an alter message asking if you want to allow yale.zoom.us to download multiple files.  Click the Allow button [5].
  8. Your file will be downloaded to the Downloads area of your computer.  

How to upload recording files into Media Library

After you have a copy of your Zoom session stored locally on your computer, you can upload the file into Media Library to share with your class.  By default, most browsers will download your files to:

PC:  C:\Users\UserName\Downloads

Mac:  /Users/UserName/Downloads

Once the files are stored locally on your machine, you can follow the same instructions used to upload local files to Media Library - but remember to look for the files under your Downloads area:

NOTE:  The instructions shown below are taken from our help article on how to access and share locally recorded Zoom Sessions.  The instructions to upload to Media Library are the SAME - except that you will need to navigate to your Downloads folder where you saved the Cloud Recording.

Check out our help article on how to add media files to the Media Library for details.

How to delete cloud recordings

  1. Go to Yale Zoom at https://yale.zoom.us and log in with your Yale account
  2. Once Logged in, click on Recordings [1].
  3. On the top of the page, make sure that you are on the Cloud Recordings tab [2].
  4. From the list of Cloud Recordings, find the recording you want to download.
  5. Click on the More button [3] to the far right of the recording you want to download.
  6. From the sub-menu, select Delete [4].

For more information, please refer to these helpful links: