Pre-record a Lecture with Zoom

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  • Zoom can be used to pre-record lectures
  • Recordings can include screen sharing and/or a view of the speaker
  • If you need to share the audio from your computer make sure to test it ahead of time
    • Sharing computer audio on macOS requires an driver installation the first time it is used
  • You can have Zoom automatically make an audio transcript of the recording. This can later be manually attached to the video

Getting Started

  1. Open Zoom and sign into your account
  2. Click the New Meeting button
  3. Turn on the camera, set the virtual background if needed and check your lighting.
  4. Unmute your mic and test the audio

Screen Sharing

If you need to share the screen there a a few steps to follow. You can read Zoom's Screen Share article for more information.

  1. Click the Screen Share button
  2. Select what you are going to share
  3. If you need to share the audio from your computer check the Share Computer Sound box
  4. Check the box next to Optimize Screen Share for Video Clip


For more detail read Zoom's Cloud Recording article.

  1. Click the Record button at the bottom of the Zoom window and select Record to the Cloud
    • If you have already started screen sharing go to the top of the screen and click the More button and select Record to the Cloud
  2. If your microphone is muted you will get a waring reminding you to unmute
  3. Click the Stop Recording button when you are done.
  4. Zoom will send you an email when the cloud recording is available.