Hiding Participants in Zoom Cloud Recordings

Environment

U-M Zoom (not including Zoom for Health at U-M, as cloud recordings are not a feature in Zoom for Health at U-M)

Issue

I would like to hide participants as much as possible during Zoom Cloud Recordings to protect their privacy. What are my options?

Note: Zoom Local Recording does not have options to hide participants in recordings--this article is for Cloud Recordings only.

Resolution

For Cloud Recordings in Zoom, you can adjust settings in the following way to change how you record video:

  1. Navigate to https://umich.zoom.us/profile/setting?tab=recording and log in with U-M Weblogin, if prompted
     
  2. Un-check at least one of the following settings:
    • Record gallery view with shared screen
      • If this is turned on, all participants will be able to be seen in the recording while a screen is shared ("Gallery View)"--turning it off will mean only the person who is speaking is visible while a screen is shared ("Active Speaker View").
      • Using Active Speaker instead of Gallery View keeps the focus on only one person's video feed at a time. The only time participants will be seen is when they are talking. Otherwise, if the host is talking, only the host will be seen.
      • If participants do not want to be recorded when they speak, suggest that they mute their video before speaking. There is no way to completely hide participants from the recording at this time.
    • Display participants' names in the recording
      • Hides participants' Display Names in the recording if they are on screen, helping to minimize identifying information in the recording
      • Does not hide participant video or audio, only their Display Name

Additional Information

If you are using recordings as a part of instruction, refer to Recording Class Activities: (Some) Rules of the Road for details about privacy and policies governing recording class activity.

Details

Article ID: 3330
Created
Fri 8/7/20 2:28 PM
Modified
Mon 8/10/20 2:27 PM