Zoom now offers the ability for lead teachers to record their Zoom meetings to the Cloud, thereby resolving issues of long video processing time.  Once you have stopped recording, you are free to start recording another meeting.  It is no longer necessary to wait for your computer to process the video, as all processing takes place in the Cloud.

You can change your default Zoom preference to record meetings Automatically to the Cloud.  This setting will only affect new meetings scheduled after making the change.

Meetings created before making this change must be manually changed or they will still record to the local computer.

Setting Zoom default to automatically record to the Cloud

  • Open the Zoom app
  • Click your initials in the upper right corner
  • Click "Settings," then "View More settings"
  • Zoom might ask you to sign in again
  • Click "Recording" to access the Recording settings


  • Turn on Automatic Recording
  • Select "In the Cloud"
  • You are done

Changing previously scheduled meetings to record in the Cloud

  • Open the Zoom app
  • Click "Meetings" at the top of the screen
  • For each previously scheduled meeting you wish to change from "local to "In the Cloud":
    • Select the meeting in question
    • Click the Edit button
  • cont.
    • Click "Advanced Options"
    • Check "Automatically Record Meeting"
    • Select "In the cloud"
    • Click "Save"


Recording your meeting to the Cloud 

If you have chosen "Automatically Record to the Cloud" as your default setting, your meeting will begin recording to the Cloud as soon as you click "Start," unless you created the meeting before changing the default recording setting.  For instructions on changing previously scheduled meetings, see the section "Changing previously scheduled meetings to record in the cloud," above.   Cloud recording is indicated by the "cloud" status icon in the Recording toolbar in the top left corner:


To pause recording, select the Pause icon on the Recording toolbar.  The status will change to "Recording Paused."  To resume recording, click the Play button on the recording toolbar.


If you have not preciously set your meeting to record automatically, you may click "Record" in the toolbar and select Record to the Cloud. (it might be hidden behind the 3 horizontal dots)




When you are finished recording, Select "Stop Recording" on the Recording toolbar.  To confirm, click "Stop Recording:"


Your video will immediately begin processing on the Zoom cloud server without any further action on your part. 

Posting your video link in Portal

You can now add a link to the Zoom Cloud video you just recorded to Portal, rather than the time-consuming process of uploading the actual file.  Here's how:

To access your saved recordings, open a web browser and go to sierracanyonschool.zoom.us/recording.

Select Recordings from the sidebar on the left. 



Click the name of the folder for the desired recording.  The folder is not the recording itself, but rather a container for all of the individual components that make up the recording.  More about this in the section "Folder Contents," below.  Click the folder name, not the "Share" button if you are trying to post a video link in Portal. 

The folder name will match the Zoom session name, and will display the start date and time of the recording.  Videos which are still being processed will display the status "Processing Recording" in lieu of the "Share" and "More" buttons



Folder contents:  Inside the folder you will find the video, a standalone audio track of the session, and chat log, if recorded.  If you used specialized views during the meeting (e.g. "Record active speaker, gallery view and shared screen separately"), each view will be recorded in a separate video file, and will be named accordingly

Click the "link" icon for the file you wish to share in Portal


The link to the video will be copied to the clipboard, enabling you to paste it into the Link block in Portal.  A banner appearing at the top of the page will be your only confirmation that you have copied the link successfully!



Sign into the portal and navigate to the topic section of the class in question:

  • Click the Pencil icon to edit the topic to which you would like to add the video
  • From the Materials section on the left, drag a "Links" block into the topic window 
  • Give the link a meaningful title (e.g. "Advanced Algebra 4/13") and paste the copied link into the URL field.
  •  Click "Save"
  • You are done!