Zoom Pro is primarily a web-based videoconferencing system. In addition to videoconferencing, Zoom is a powerful tool that can also be used to host online office hours, to create screencast recordings, to provide auto-transcriptioning for instructional videos, for tutoring sessions with shared whiteboards, and even lecture capture. As such, it provides flexibility and learning opportunities for instructors and learners to interact in face-to-face, blended and online learning environments. Zoom has a simple, graphical user interface and is supported by ITS via the Building Support Technicians and the Learning Technology Team.
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Recording and Sharing Zoom Meetings
In addition to providing a platform for real-time meetings (videoconferences), Zoom can be used to record class sessions (lecture capture), meetings, or even no-audience screencasts and presentations. Used in this way, Zoom really shows its versatility to meet a wide variety of eLearning content production needs.
When using the “Record” feature, the host has some important options to make about where to store the video files: the Zoom Cloud or the local computer.
Cloud recording is the best option for content that will be used as eLearning material due to a helpful feature that generates machine transcription/captioning. Note that because this is machine transcription (AI), you must edit the text for accuracy. It is also recommended that recordings are downloaded and removed regularly from the 1GB Zoom Cloud and moved to the unlimited Truman provisioned Youtube channel or Google drive space. For the detailed features of Cloud Recording of Zoom, please visit the Zoom official website:
- Storage and Playback/Download
- Starting a Cloud Recording
- Viewing Cloud Recordings
- Protecting Cloud Recordings
Local recording allows users to record meeting to the local computer. The recorded files can be uploaded to a file storage service like Google Drive, or a streaming service like YouTube later – keeping in mind, permissions will need to be set appropriately if you wish to share these files. Note, local recording is not supported on iOS and Android if a mobile device is used to host the meeting. Also, there is no option to do the auto-transcription when using Local recording. Please visit Zoom website for the detailed features of local recording:
- Starting a Local Recording
- Stopping or Pausing a Local Recording
- Assigning Recording Privileges to a Participant
- Accessing Local Recording files
- Recording File Formats
Accessibility Features on Zoom
Zoom is highly committed to provide universal access to products and services to meeting hosts and participants. Zoom’s accessibility features enable users with disabilities to schedule, attend, and participate in Zoom meetings and webinars, view recordings, and access administrative features across the supported devices. The accessibility features on Zoom primarily include closed captioning; transcription; keyboard shortcuts; resizable text & user interfaces; screen reader support. For more information, please visit Accessibility Features on Zoom website.
For other information, please contact the Learning Technologies Team or by visiting the Zoom official website: