Zoom: Record a 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.

Click the plus sign below to expand the menus for directions.

  • Step 1 - Open Zoom/Start a Meeting
    • Start a Meeting from the Zoom Application

      1. Open the Zoom application on your computer.
      2. Click Start with video (enables web cam) or Start without video (disables web cam).

      3. Click Join Audio Conference by Computer to use a computer headset or internal microphone. Or click the Phone Call option to call in with your telephone. 

        Start a Meeting from an Internet Browser

      1. In an Internet browser navigate to www.siue.edu/zoom.
      2. Click Sign In button in the upper right-hand corner.

        sign in

      3. Sign in with your SIUE username and password.
      4. 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).

      5. 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.

      6. 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 - Record the Meeting/Presentation
      1. Start Zoom and locate the menu at the bottom the window.

        zoom menu

      2. If you want to record a PowerPoint presentation or actions on your computer, click the Share Screen button.

        share screen button

      3. This will bring up a new window asking to select a window or application to share. Select the one that represents what you want in the background on your recording. If you want the sound from your computer to be shared (ex: audio from a YouTube video), select Share computer sound. Click the blue Share Screen button.
        (NOTE: The Zoom menu moves to the top of the screen when you click Share Screen.)

        select window or application

      4. To begin recording, click the More command and then click Record. A blinking red dot will appear near the Stop Share button indicating you are being recorded. Continue with the meeting or presentation. 

        record button

      5. To end recording, click the More command and then click Stop Recording. (NOTE: If you have not shared your screen, the Stop Recording button will be at the bottom of the Zoom window.)

      6. To end recording, click the More command and then click End Meeting. (NOTE: If you have not shared your screen, the End Meeting button will be at the bottom of the Zoom window.)

        end meeting

      7. In the popup window, click the End Meeting for All button.

        end meeting for all

      8. Another popup window will appear. Your recording will automatically begin converting into an mp4 file.

      9. The folder that contains your recording will automatically open when converting is finished. If you need to get back to it later, your recording file will be stored under Documents or My Documents in a folder labeled Zoom. Zoom further organizes your recordings into folders labeled by date, Zoom version, meeting name and ID.
      10. Zoom folder

      11. Your recording will be labeled Zoom_0.mp4. It is recommended that you rename the file to something related to the presentation topic (Ex: Biology Presentation).

  • Step 3 - Upload the Recording File to OneDrive
    • Upload the File

      1. Navigate to office365.siue.edu using an Internet browser.
      2. Sign in with your SIUE email address and password.
      3. Click the Apps Button in the upper left-hand corner.

        apps button

      4. Click OneDrive.
      5. Click Upload.


      6. In the Browse popup window, locate the file on your computer. 
      7. Click Open. Your file will begin to upload.
      8. The progress bar at the top will show during the upload. It will disappear when finished.

  • Step 4 - Get the File Link to Share
    • Share the File

      Note: Only people with siue.edu or Microsoft email accounts can access files shared from OneDrive.

      1. Place a check mark in front of the file or folder you wish to share.
      2. Click the Share icon.


      3. Decide how you want to share your material. 
        1. Invite People: This option lets you type in specific email addresses of individuals you want to invite to edit or view your material. It also allows you to send an email message to invitees. Or, rather than inviting specific people, you could choose to invite "everyone" by typing Everyone in the Invite People area. Inviting Everyone allows anyone with a link (and a Microsoft email address) to see the content, but it does not send an email invitation. If you invite Everyone, you must copy the link and share with others in an email, in Blackboard, etc. Inviting Everyone makes your content accessible to anyone with a Microsoft/SIUE email address, whereas inviting specific people restricts access to those individuals. 

        2. Get a link: This option lets you copy a link to share with other people. You do not have to invite anyone; you can simply copy the Edit link (this is the option you would choose if you want to set up a collaborative space/if you want people to make changes to your material) or View link (this is the option you would choose if you only wanted people to see your content, but not make changes to it). You would then paste the Edit or View link into an email, Blackboard course, or other area where people can access and click the link. Anyone with the link would have access to your material.

      4. Click Share/Close.

      5. If you need to get back to your material to get the share link again, open OneDrive and navigate to your file. 

      6. Click the ●●● icon next to the file or folder name and copy the hyperlink from this screen. Make sure you have the appropriate permissions selected (ex: Edit link or View link)

      7. Paste the hyperlink into an email message, Blackboard announcement, etc. to share with invitees.

  • Step 5 - Paste the Link into a Discussion and Add the Hyperlink
    • When you paste a link into Blackboard, it does not become clickable until you apply this formatting:

      1.  Highlight the text you want to make into a hyperlink

      2.  Click the Insert/Edit Link button (it looks like a chain link)

      click on the hyperlink button

      3. On the next screen, paste the link text into the “Link Path” box

      4. Choose the Open in New Window (_blank) option from the “Target” menu

      5. Type a descriptive title for the link in the "Title" box

      5.  Click the Insert button at the bottom of the window

      Paste Hyperlink into the Link Path box. Set Target as Open in New Window. Click Insert

      6: Click the Submit button on the text editor box (ex: on a Discussion Board post)

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Keywords:blackboard, black board, bb, record presentation, group presentation, zoom, post presentation, post link, blackboard link   Doc ID:62565
Owner:Jennifer A.Group:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Created:2016-04-07 09:10 CSTUpdated:2017-09-06 07:53 CST
Sites:Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
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