Zoom: Record a Lecture and Post it to Blackboard (Faculty)
This document provides an overview of how to lecture 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 below to expand the menus for directions.
- Step 1 - Open Zoom/Start a Meeting
- Step 2 - Record a Meeting/Lecture
Start Zoom and locate the menu at the bottom the window.
- If you want to record a PowerPoint presentation or actions on your computer, click the Share Screen button.
- 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.)
- 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.
- 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.)
- 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.)
- In the popup window, click the End Meeting for All button.
- Another popup window will appear. Your recording
will automatically begin converting into an mp4 file.
- 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.
- Your video file(s) will be labeled Zoom_#.mp4. Rename the file to make it easier to locate later (Ex: Biology Presentation).
Note: Zoom also gives you an "audio only" output (M4U). Be sure to use the MP4 output if you want to share your video.
- Step 3 - Upload the Recording File to OneDrive
Upload the File
- Navigate to office365.siue.edu using an Internet browser.
- Sign in with your SIUE email address and password.
- Click the Apps Button in the upper left-hand corner.
- Click OneDrive.
* Organization Tip - Do this before uploading files: Click New
. Choose Folder
. Click the title of the new folder and follow the rest of the steps to upload files there.
- Click Upload.
- In the Browse popup window, locate the file on your computer.
- Click Open. Your file will begin to upload.
- 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
- In OneDrive, click the ellipsis icon (●●●) to the right of the file name.
- Click the Share button from the pop-up window.
- Decide how you want to share your material.
Option 1 - Get a Link: From the left side of the Share menu, click Get a link.
The Get a Link option lets you quickly grab a link to share with others.
- Chose View link from the drop-down menu if you want people to see your content, but not make changes to it. Choose Edit link if you want people to make changes to your material, or if you want to set up a collaborative work space.
- Click the text box beneath the View/Edit link drop-down menu to highlight and copy the link.
- Paste the copied link into an email, Blackboard course, or other area where people can access it.
Option 2 - Invite People: From the left side of the Share menu, click Invite people.
The Invite People option lets you invite specific people to edit or view your material. It also allows you to send a personal email message to invitees.
- Remember to choose the appropriate permissions settings on the right side of the share window before sharing: either Can edit (if you want invitees to make changes to your files) or Can view (if you do not want invitees to make changes).
- Click Share to send the link to invitees.
If you need to get back to your material later to share the link again:
- Open OneDrive and navigate to your file.
- Click the ellipsis icon (●●●) to the right of the file or folder name.
- From the pop-up window, make sure you have the appropriate permissions selected (Edit link or View link).
- Click the text box to highlight and copy the link.
- Paste the link into an email message, Blackboard page, or other area to share with others.
- Step 5 - Add the Link to Your Blackboard Course
- Go to the content area in your Blackboard course where you want your link to appear (ex: Coursework, About this Course, Week 1 folder)
- Click Build Content on the toolbar.
- Select Web Link from the drop-down menu.
- Paste your link into the URL area. (Tip: it is best to copy the link by going directly to the website and copying it from your browser's address bar; or by going to the "Share" window of a web resource, like a YouTube video, and copying it from there.)
- Give the link a name.
- Add any additional information, such as instructions or supplemental resources, in the description area.
- Click the Submit button at the top or bottom of the page.