Zoom Recording Guide

In order to control storage costs in Zoom, a 180 day retention period will be applied to Zoom Cloud recordings starting May 30th. 180 days after a recording is made in Zoom, it will be sent to Zoom’s recording trash for 30 days and then deleted permanently. Here are important things to note about this change:

  • Any recording made before December 30, 2019 (180 days prior to May 30) will immediately go to the recording trash in Zoom and be retained for 30 days.
  • During those 30 days, Zoom users can go to their recording trash and recover any files they would like to keep. (Log into cwru.zoom.us, click “Recordings”, “Trash”, “Recover” for the file in question, then “My Recordings”, “More” for that file, and “Disable auto-delete”.
  • As an extra precaution and to allow more time for file recovery, UTech has backed up any video recordings made before March 1, 2020. If you need a video recovered from earlier than March 1st, contact the UTech Service Desk. These videos will be retained for an additional year (until March 1, 2021).
  • Recordings saved to local hard drives are unaffected by this change
  • If you are faculty, you can use the Echo360 Zoom integration to automatically save Zoom recordings in Echo360, which has a 4 year retention policy.  Documentation is available for manually and automatically saving recordings in Echo 360
  • You can manually download your recording files from Zoom and store them in various cloud services such as Google Drive or Box.
    1. To download your recording, go to https://cwru.zoom.us and click the Sign In button. You will be directed to CWRU’s Single Sign-On page where you should log in with your Case ID and password.
    2. Once you’ve logged in, click on the Recordings link on the left side of the page. You will see a list of all your recordings.
    3. Find the recording you want to download. Click the More button on the right side of the item, and select Download from the list. Your files will be downloaded.
      zoom screenshot download files
    4. Once you’ve downloaded your file, upload it to the CWRU-approved storage platform of your choice.
  • Turn off auto-delete for a particular file in Zoom
    1. Go to https://cwru.zoom.us and click the Sign In button. You will be directed to CWRU’s Single Sign On page where you should log in with your Case ID and password.
    2. Once you’ve logged in, click on the Recordings link on the left side of the page. You will see a list of all your recordings.

Find the recording you want to save. Click the More button on the right side of the item, and select Disable auto-delete from the list. Your files will not be deleted automatically after 120 days.

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  • You can require that a user be logged into CWRU’s Single Sign-On for any recording in Zoom. This setting is now turned on by default.
    1. To enable the Single Sign-On requirement for any recording, first browse to https://cwru.zoom.us and click the Sign In button. You will be directed to CWRU’s Single Sign-On page where you should log in with your Case ID and password.
    2. Once you’ve logged in, click on the Recordings link on the left side of the page. You will see a list of all your recordings. Find the recording to which you would like to limit access and click on the name of the recording.
    3. On the following screen, click the Share button on the right. A new panel of settings will appear. 

Ensure that the toggle is on for Share this recording, and Only authenticated users can view is selected. This will require that users log into CWRU’s Single Sign-On to view a recording. Users outside of CWRU will not be allowed to view your recording.

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  • Set a password for your recording
    1. To enable a password for any recording, first, browse to https://cwru.zoom.us and click the Sign In button. You will be directed to CWRU’s Single Sign-On page where you should log in with your Case ID and password.
    2. Once you’ve logged in, click on the Recordings link on the left side of the page. You will see a list of all your recordings. Find the recording to which you would like to limit access and click on the name of the recording.
    3. On the following screen, click the Share button on the right. A new panel of settings will appear. 
    4. Enable the toggle for Password protection.
    5. Type in a password that meets the password requirements.

Click the Save button.

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  • Set an expiration date for a Zoom share link
    1. To enable an expiration date for any recording, first browse to https://cwru.zoom.us and click the Sign In button. You will be directed to CWRU’s Single Sign On page where you should log in with your Case ID and password.
    2. Once you’ve logged in, click on the Recordings link on the left side of the page. You will see a list of all your recordings. Find the recording to which you would like to change the share settings and click on the name of the recording.
    3. On the following screen, click the Share button on the right. A new panel of settings will appear. 

Click the toggle next to Add expiry date to the link. Set the expiration time frame you’d like.

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