Sharing a Zoom Meeting Cloud Recording with Students in Canvas


Zoom in Canvas integration for U-M Zoom users


How do I share a cloud recording of my Zoom course meeting with my students in Canvas?


This article assumes that you scheduled your Zoom Meeting for your course through the Zoom in Canvas integration. If you did not do so but would like to follow these instructions, import the meeting to your Canvas course, then proceed with the following steps.

Sharing a cloud recording with students in the Zoom in Canvas integration

Zoom Cloud Recordings will be auto-deleted in 150 days. Review long-term storage and sharing options for videos you wish to preserve.

  1. Navigate to the Zoom app in your Canvas course
  2. Click the Cloud Recordings tab
  3. Find the cloud recording of the meeting you want to share
  4. Click the Publish toggle for the recording you want to share. (If the toggle is blue (checked), students can see the recording)
    • Important: Zoom cloud recordings, whether in Canvas or not, are accessible to people outside of the Canvas course based on the recording's sharing settings. To understand more about protecting your cloud recordings, refer to Protect Content and Privacy in Zoom Cloud Recordings. To ensure your cloud recording is only visible to students in your course, download the files and upload them to MiVideo Media Gallery, and make sure that your Zoom cloud recording is not published (i.e. Publish is OFF) in Canvas and Share this Recording is OFF in Recordings > Share...
    • Students cannot see any recordings until/unless you publish them. This is to allow you as an instructor to control your content
    • Anyone with a Teacher, TA, Designer, or Admin role in the course can publish the recording

To view what the recordings look like to a student, use Student View and navigate to Zoom > Cloud Recordings. Student View only applies while you are still in Canvas. Once you click to view the recording, a new window opens, and you are no longer in Canvas, so your view will be as the host of the recording, not as a student.

Add Viewer Setting

This feature requires Zoom LTI 1.3 in Canvas. Zoom LTI 1.3 is currently only available in the Ann Arbor and Dearborn instances of Canvas and can be utilized by adding "Zoom 1.3" for your course navigation. This can replace the "Zoom" option if you would like to avoid confusion.

When scheduling a meeting in Canvas, you have the option to select sections or Course Groups in the “Add Viewer” field. Populating this field will mean that when the cloud recording is published, only students belonging to the section(s)/group(s) identified will see the cloud recording. To change this, find the meeting in the “previous meetings” section and edit the field. If you do not populate this field, then all members of the course will be able to view the cloud recording by default.

Additional Information

To learn how to protect your recording content and students' privacy in the recordings, refer to:

Zoom Cloud Recordings will be auto-deleted in 150 days. Review long-term storage and sharing options for videos you wish to preserve.

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.

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