Add Zoom Meeting Recordings to Canvas

Zoom meetings at WSE which are cloud-recorded may be added to your Canvas course using Panopto. This article will show you how to enable this for your meetings and add the recordings to your course site. 

Before recording Zoom meetings in your classes, please see the article Zoom Recording Best Practices for Privacy.

Synchronizing Your Zoom Recordings

The synchronization is enabled on a per-meeting basis. Only Zoom meetings to which you've added the Panopto feature will display in your Canvas account. We recommend adding this synchronization to your Virtual Live meetings and other important sessions before the first session. The steps to add your Zoom cloud recordings to Panopto are as follows:

  1. Locate your unique Canvas Course ID.  The Course ID is a set of numbers that can be found at the end of the URL for your course's home page. Please note that the Canvas Course ID is not the same as your Course ID in SIS.
  2. Create or Edit an existing recurring meeting in either the desktop application or from your WSE Zoom profile.  The recurring meeting can be set to "No Fixed Time". 
    Please note the following:
    1. You should not use your Personal Meeting ID if you want to automatically upload your recordings from Zoom to Panopto.
    2. We highly recommend that you name the Zoom meeting with course name, section and term. For example, "Office Hours EN.605.203.81.SP24" or "System Test & Evaluation EN.645.769.8VL.SP24".
    3. If editing an existing recurring meeting, be sure to select Edit All Occurrences to synchronize each iteration of the meeting.
  3. On the meeting schedule/edit page locate the panopto_folder_context field at the bottom of the page. Enter the Canvas Course ID number you located in Step 1 above.

  4. Click Save at the bottom of the page. 
  5. When recording your Zoom meetings, make sure to select record to the cloud.  

Now that you have the synchronization set up, all recordings for this meeting will appear under Panopto Video located in your Canvas course menu.

Adding Zoom Recordings to Content Areas

The simplest way to add a video to Canvas is to use the tool in the Rich Content Editor (RCE). The process will be the same in most areas of the course which use the content editor, such as Pages, Announcements, and Discussions.

  1. From the content editor, select the Panopto Video icon.

    • If the icon does not appear:
      • It may be hidden due to page scaling. Select the vertical three-dot More item to expand the menu.
      • If the Panopto icon is not present in the menu bar select the Apps item and then Panopto Video from the list.
  2. This will open the Panopto media interface within the page (it may take a moment to load).

  3. To add a video which has already been uploaded, such as a video synchronized from a Zoom recording, click Choose.
    • If you do not see the video you wish to embed you may need to navigate to the folder it is contained within. Click on the text box above Choose/Upload/Record and either navigate the folder structure or begin typing the name of the folder, clicking on the appropriate folder when it appears in the list.

  4. Once you have located the appropriate video, select it by clicking on it.
  5. Add any other content to the RCE as needed, and then click Save & Publish to make viewable to students.
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