Run meetings in Zoom and keep recordings in Panopto

Note: Please review ZOOM and FERPA compliance.

We understand that many faculty, particularly this Spring quarter, want to hold their class meetings synchronously, record those meetings, and make the recordings available to the students in that class to watch later. Thanks to our recent Zoom-to-Panopto integration, Bellevue College now automatically moves Zoom Cloud recordings into your Panopto folder, where you can allow only your students access to them. Here’s how. (Note that there’s “extra credit” at the end.)

Step 1:Before you start, consider your Zoom settings

Recording settings

Moderator settings

    1. Sign in to the Zoom web portal –
    2. In the navigation panel, click Settings.
    3. When you have chosen to record a meeting to the Cloud, the video, audio, and chat text are saved to the Panopto cloud. Login to Panopto via Canvas and move the recordings to a folder. The recording files can be downloaded to a computer or streamed from a browser.
    4. Zoom Cloud recordings will automatically be copied into your Panopto My Folder > Meeting Recordings folder.

Zoom Global default settings have been updated as of 4/6/2020

This is New, Please Note

    • Three Zoom features are now disabled by default: Annotation, Whiteboard, and Chat.
    • If these features support your pedagogical objectives, you can easily turn them back on.
    • If you do enable chat, we strongly recommend that you leave private chat between participants disabled.
      • Sign in to the BC Zoom web portal at
      • In the left sidebar, click Settings, and then click In Meeting (Basic).
      • Scroll down to find the setting you want to turn on – Use CTRL+F or Command+F and search for “Chat,” “Annotation,” or “Whiteboard”.
      • Toggle on the chosen setting(s).

Step 2: Start a Zoom meeting

  1. Click on Join the meeting link.
  2. Take attendance before you start your class if this a Synchronous class session. You could also use Zoom’s polling feature to track respondents.
  3. If you are recording a session, please announce to the class, that this session is now being recorded. This can be automated in your Zoom meeting settings. Check the setting for “Enabling the recording disclaimer
  4. If the recording disclaimer is enabled, attendees will receive a notification when a recording starts or if they join a session that is already being recorded. The attendee can either consent to stay in the session or leave.

Step 3: Manage the meeting

  • Do not allow another participant to remotely control your screen.
  • We recommend adding a Waiting Room to your class meetings. This way, you will see who wants in and can admit your students one by one. You do not want random people in your public event to take control of the screen and sharing unwanted content with the group. You can restrict this — before the meeting and during the meeting in the host control bar — so that you’re the only one who can screen-share.
  • To prevent participants from screen sharing during a call, using the host controls at the bottom, click the arrow next to Share Screen and then Advanced Sharing Options.
  • Under “Who can share?” choose “Only Host” and close the window. You can also lock the Screen Share by default for all your meetings in your web settings.
  • Mute participants: Hosts can mute/unmute individual participants or all of them at once. Hosts can block unwanted, distracting, or inappropriate noise from other participants. You can also enable Mute Upon Entry in your settings to keep the clamor at bay in large meetings.
  • Turn off file transfer: Toggle this off to keep the chat from getting bombarded with unsolicited pics, and other content.
  • Disable private chat: Restrict participants’ ability to chat among themselves while your event is going on and cut back on distractions.

Step 4: Start a cloud recording, end the meeting

Note: Only hosts and co-hosts can start a cloud recording. If you want a participant to start a recording, you can make them a co-host or use local recording. Recordings started by co-hosts will still appear in the host’s recordings in the Zoom web portal.

To record a meeting to the cloud:

1. Start a meeting as the host.

2. Click the Record button in the Zoom toolbar.

3. Select Record to the Cloud to begin recording.

4. To stop recording, click Pause/Stop Recording or End Meeting.
Zoom cloud recording options

Zoom pause recording option

5. Once the meeting has ended, the recording will be processed before viewing. The Zoom Cloud recording will not actually start processing until you end the meeting. Zoom and Panopto will send an email to the host’s email address when the process is completed.

Your Zoom Cloud recordings are now automatically stored in Panopto, where they are available only to you. You can find your recordings in your Panopto My Folder > Meeting Recordings folder.

Extra Credit: Step 5: Saving Zoom class recordings to class folders in Panopto

You can also set up Zoom and Panopto to automatically channel particular Zoom class meeting recordings into particular Panopto class folders, thereby automating the process of making your class recordings viewable by the students in that class, and only the students in that class. See our Zoom-to-Panopto 2: Class Recordings to Class Folder page for instructions.

Step 6: How to download and delete Zoom cloud files

Step 7: How can I learn more about Zoom?

Last Updated April 22, 2020