Zoom for lecture recording

The following instructions will guide you on how to make a recording of your PowerPoint or other content using Zoom.

Step 1. Launch the Zoom application on your computer

NOTE: If you do not yet have the Zoom application please visit the University's Zoom portal.  Please note this is a University-specific website and NOT the main Zoom website.


Step 2. Click on the “Sign in with SSO” login option

This will open the the University's SSO login webpage in your web browser. Once you have logged in, you should be prompted to return to the Zoom application.

[Figure 1] Screenshot of Zoom sign in pop-up window with title “Zoom Cloud Meetings” and the Zoom blue logo on the top of the window. The language “Sign In” is featured on the page, along with editable text fields for “Enter your email” and “Enter your password”, and “Forgot?” associated with “Enter your password”. A button labeled “Sign In” also exists in the pop-up window, as well as a check box with the accompanying text “Keep me signed in”. Options for “Sign in with SSO” accompanied by a ‘key’ icon and “Sign in with Facebook” accompanied by the Facebook icon are present. The “Sign in with SSO” option has a red square around it, showing users where it is on the pop-up window.
[Figure 1] Screenshot of Zoom sign in pop-up window with title “Zoom Cloud Meetings” and the Zoom blue logo on the top of the window. The language “Sign In” is featured on the page, along with editable text fields for “Enter your email” and “Enter your password”, and “Forgot?” associated with “Enter your password”. A button labeled “Sign In” also exists in the pop-up window, as well as a check box with the accompanying text “Keep me signed in”. Options for “Sign in with SSO” accompanied by a ‘key’ icon and “Sign in with Facebook” accompanied by the Facebook icon are present. The “Sign in with SSO” option has a red square around it, showing users where it is on the pop-up window.

Step 3. From the Zoom application, click on New Meeting.

[Figure 2] Screenshot of the Zoom application interface open in a window. The window is titled “Zoom”. Four icons are present and labeled “Home” with a home icon, “Chat” with a chat icon, Meetings with a meetings icon, and Contacts with a contacts icon. A search field is present and there is also a user profile icon that acts as the toggle for the user to access the user profile menu. Below this toggle is a gear icon that allows the user to access the settings for the Zoom application. There are four icons on the screen labeled “New Meeting”, “Join”, “Schedule”, and “Share Screen”. The “New Meeting” icon has a red square around it, showing users where it is in the window.
[Figure 2] Screenshot of the Zoom application interface open in a window. The window is titled “Zoom”. Four icons are present and labeled “Home” with a home icon, “Chat” with a chat icon, Meetings with a meetings icon, and Contacts with a contacts icon. A search field is present and there is also a user profile icon that acts as the toggle for the user to access the user profile menu. Below this toggle is a gear icon that allows the user to access the settings for the Zoom application. There are four icons on the screen labeled “New Meeting”, “Join”, “Schedule”, and “Share Screen”. The “New Meeting” icon has a red square around it, showing users where it is in the window.

Step 4. When the meeting interface loads, select  “Join with Computer Audio” when prompted. This will use the default mic and speakers on your computer.

[Figure 3] Screenshot of a Zoom dialog window that is labeled “Choose ONE of the audio conference options”. The window contains two tabs, labeled “Phone Call” and “Computer Audio”. The tab for “Computer Audio” is selected. The dialog window contains a button with the text “Join with Computer Audio” and a link that is labeled “Test Speaker and Microphone”. The dialog window has a check box that is un-checked that is accompanied by the text “Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting
[Figure 3] Screenshot of a Zoom dialog window that is labeled “Choose ONE of the audio conference options”. The window contains two tabs, labeled “Phone Call” and “Computer Audio”. The tab for “Computer Audio” is selected. The dialog window contains a button with the text “Join with Computer Audio” and a link that is labeled “Test Speaker and Microphone”. The dialog window has a check box that is un-checked that is accompanied by the text “Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting”

Step 5. Verify your mic is working – the mic icon on the mic button should flash green in response to your voice if working. Alternatively, you can use the audio options (chevron to the right of the Mic button) to test your mic. This step will help to ensure you have a viable recording.


Step 6. If desired, make sure the proper webcam is selected and working. You can toggle the webcam on/off by clicking on the webcam button. You can change your webcam and related settings by clicking on the chevron to the right of the webcam button.


Step 7. Outside of Zoom, launch the program or PowerPoint presentation you want to share.


Step 8. Click on Share Screen at the bottom of the meeting window.

[Figure 4] Screenshot of the user interface at the bottom of the Zoom window when a Zoom meeting is running. It contains text and icons for the following options: “Invite”, “Manage Participants”, “Share Screen”, “Chat”, “Record”, “Closed Caption”, “Breakout Rooms”, and “Reactions”. There is a red arrow pointing at the “Share Screen” icon to point it out as the option that should be clicked in this step.
[Figure 4] Screenshot of the user interface at the bottom of the Zoom window when a Zoom meeting is running. It contains text and icons for the following options: “Invite”, “Manage Participants”, “Share Screen”, “Chat”, “Record”, “Closed Caption”, “Breakout Rooms”, and “Reactions”. There is a red arrow pointing at the “Share Screen” icon to point it out as the option that should be clicked in this step.

Step 9. Select the Screen option. If you have audio or video in your program or the presentation you plan to share, make sure you select the two options at the bottom: Share Computer Sound and Optimize Screen Sharing for Video Clip.


Step 10. Click on the Share button.


Step 11. Zoom will now enter share mode, which is full screen.


Step 12. Navigate to the program or presentation you would like to share.


Step 13. In the Zoom toolbar along the top of the screen, click on the More drop-down and select the Record on this Computer option.

[Figure 5] Screenshot of the menu that pops up on the screen when a user clicks on the “More” option on the share screen interface in Zoom. There are four options shown on the share screen interface: “New Share”, “Pause Share”, “Annotate”, and “More”. The menu that is displayed as a result of clicking on “More” has the following items on it: “Chat”, “Breakout Rooms”, “Invite”, “Record on this Computer”, “Record to the cloud”, “Closed Caption”, “Disable participants annotation”, “Show Names of Annotators”, “Hide Floating Meeting Controls Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H”, “Share computer sound”, “Optimize Share for Full-screen Video Clip”, and “End Meeting”. The option for “Record on this Computer” has a yellow box around it showing users where it is on the menu.
[Figure 5] Screenshot of the menu that pops up on the screen when a user clicks on the “More” option on the share screen interface in Zoom. There are four options shown on the share screen interface: “New Share”, “Pause Share”, “Annotate”, and “More”. The menu that is displayed as a result of clicking on “More” has the following items on it: “Chat”, “Breakout Rooms”, “Invite”, “Record on this Computer”, “Record to the cloud”, “Closed Caption”, “Disable participants annotation”, “Show Names of Annotators”, “Hide Floating Meeting Controls Ctrl+Alt+Shift+H”, “Share computer sound”, “Optimize Share for Full-screen Video Clip”, and “End Meeting”. The option for “Record on this Computer” has a yellow box around it showing users where it is on the menu.

Step 14. Begin your lecture or presentation. Proceed through your content as you normally would.

PRO TIP: Use a script when recording to make sure you don’t leave anything out – it will also help you stay concise and clear.


Step 15. When you are done, click on the More drop-down in the top Zoom toolbar and select the stop recording option.


Step 16. You can now stop the share by clicking on the red Stop Share button in the top Zoom toolbar.

[Figure 6] Screenshot of the user interface at the bottom of the Zoom window when a Zoom meeting is running. It contains the text and icons for the following options: “Mute”, “Start Video”, “Manage Participants”, “New Share”, “Pause Share”, “Annotate”, and “More”. Just below the interface is a callout flag that is part of the interface that contains the meeting ID, and a red button that says “Stop Share” with a stop icon.
[Figure 6] Screenshot of the user interface at the bottom of the Zoom window when a Zoom meeting is running. It contains the text and icons for the following options: “Mute”, “Start Video”, “Manage Participants”, “New Share”, “Pause Share”, “Annotate”, and “More”. Just below the interface is a callout flag that is part of the interface that contains the meeting ID, and a red button that says “Stop Share” with a stop icon.

Step 17. You will be taken back to the main meeting interface.


Step 18. Click on End Meeting and then End Meeting for All when prompted.


Step 19. Your recording will be located in C:\Users\COMPUTER USER\Documents\Zoom\YOUR FILE.mp4 .


Step 20. Upload your file to MyMedia (Kaltura) in WebCampus and publish to your courses as needed.

PRO TIP: You only need to upload a file once to your MyMedia, and you can use it across multiple courses, across multiple semesters.


Step 21. To request captions, please email captions@unr.edu.