Zoom: Record a Group Presentation and Post it to Blackboard (Students)
This document provides an overview of how to record a presentation and post it to Blackboard. The screenshots in this article may not look exactly like the version of Zoom you are running; if not, try updating Zoom on your computer.
This is a fairly simple process of recording, uploading and sharing the file, and posting it to Blackboard. As always, remember to do a short test before recording the actual presentation.
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- Step 1 - Start a Zoom Meeting
- Navigate to https://siue.zoom.us/signin/
- Click Sign In button in the upper right-hand corner.
- Sign in with your SIUE username and password.
- Click Host A Meeting in the upper right-hand corner and then select With Video On (enables web cam) or With Video Off (disables web cam).
- If you have not downloaded Zoom before, you will be prompted to install Zoom on your computer. Follow the prompts through the installation. Your meeting will appear after the installation has completed.
- Once the Zoom meeting has opened, you will be prompted to join your audio. Click Join Audio Conference by Computer to use a computer headset or internal microphone and speakers. Or click the Phone Call option to call in with your telephone.
- Step 2 - Invite Others to the Join Meeting
- In an open Zoom meeting, click the info icon (lowercase "i") at the top left corner of the screen.
- Click Copy URL to copy a link to the meeting that you can share with others.
- If you would rather schedule a meeting in advance and send a pre-formatted invitation, follow these steps.
- Step 3 - Share Screen and Record Video
- Once you have started a Zoom meeting, locate the menu at the bottom the Zoom window.
- If you want to show your video, make sure your camera is enabled. Click the Start Video button to enable your camera.
- If you want to record a PowerPoint presentation or actions on your computer, click the Share button.
- This will bring up a new window prompting you to select a window or application to share. Choose what you want to share (i.e. Screen) and click the Share button at the bottom-right corner of the window.
- Note the menu moves to the top of the Zoom window when you share your screen.
- To begin recording, click the More button at the top of the Zoom window.
- Choose Record on this computer from the drop-down menu.
- A blinking red dot will appear near the top of the screen indicating the recording has started.
- To stop the recording, click the More button at the top of the Zoom window.
- Choose Stop Recording from the drop-down menu.
(NOTE: If you have not shared your screen, the Record/Stop Recording options will be at the bottom of the Zoom window.)
- To make more videos, simply Record and Stop Recording again. Each time you Stop Recording, Zoom produces another video file. To take a break in the recording without creating a new video file, use the Pause Recording option instead.
- When you are finished recording, click the More button and then choose End Meeting from the drop-down menu. (NOTE: If you have not shared your screen, the End Meeting button will be at the bottom of the Zoom window.)
- Click End Meeting for All.
- Your recording(s) will automatically begin converting to .mp4(s).
- Zoom will automatically organize your recording files in your computer's Documents area in a folder called Zoom. This location should open when the recording is done processing. To get back to it later, go to Documents, then click the Zoom folder, and browse the sub-folders labeled by recording date.
- Your video file(s) will be labeled Zoom_#.mp4. Tip: As soon as your video is processed, rename the file from the generic "zoom_#" to something more meaningful, such as "Presentation on Mitochondria Fall 2020." This will make searching for your file easier if you need to upload/share it later.
- Step 4 - Upload the Video to TechSmith Knowmia
- Login to TechSmith Knowmia at https://siue.techsmithrelay.com/
- Click on the Create button in the upper left corner.
- Select Upload Media from the drop-down menu.
- A window will open. Drag and drop the media file into the dashed lines of the window or click Select Files to Upload.
- Wait for the video to upload. DO NOT close your browser until the video has completely uploaded. If you wish to cancel the upload, click on the X to the right of the file.
- Once your video is uploaded, click Choose Files to upload another one or click Close to return to the folder.
- See the Supported Files guide for the type of Audio and Videos files TechSmith Knowmia accepts.
- Use this workflow when adding videos in Knowmia .
- Step 5 - Get a Shareable Link to the Video
- Click on the video in TechSmith Knowmia.
- Click the Share button located beneath the video.
- Choose Get a Link from the drop-down menu.
- A window with the video's URL will pop up. Click the Copy button at the bottom of this window.
- Paste the link in an email, Blackboard discussion post, or other text area. If pasting in a text area in Blackboard, see the instructions for how to hyperlink text to make it easier for others to access your video.