Recording and Sharing Lectures for WSE Courses

This guide will outline the options available, and the appropriate steps to take, for recording live or pre-recorded lectures used in WSE courses. Some options depend on your program or division affiliation. Review the guidance below to determine which recording method will work best for you.

Step 1: Choose a Recording Platform


Start an instant meeting, or previously scheduled meeting, and ensure recording to the cloud is enabled.

Cloud recording can be enabled via the Zoom toolbar for instant meetings.


If using a scheduled meeting, check that automatic cloud recording is set within the meeting options.


To confirm that the meeting is being recorded, look for the "Recording..." label on the Zoom screen.


You will receive an email notification once the recording has finished processing.


Camtasia allows you to share PowerPoint slideshows, annotate content, and include engaging transitions and interactive elements while recording lectures.

Our Camtasia Quick Start Guide will help you record your first session. For the latest Camtasia license key, contact the Help Desk.

Panopto Capture Tool

Panopto offers a video capture tool, available in Canvas as well as through dedicated software.

WSE faculty can refer to Panopto's guidance for using Panopto Capture.

Step 2: Choose Your Space and Equipment

Many existing classroom spaces are well-suited for lecture recording. The equipment available will vary by location. 


Use the Classroom Search to filter by in-room equipment and find the right fit for your recording needs. Teaching in a space not listed in the Classroom Search? Reach out to us at and we can help. 

Applied Physics Lab (APL)

The Applied Physics Lab has multiple classrooms in the following buildings: MP4, MP7, and the KCenter. If you have questions about using one of these spaces, please reach out to

Other JHU Campuses

Teaching or working on a different campus? Email and we can help you find a space well-equipped for lecture recording.

Use Your Own Equipment

If you prefer to bring in your own equipment, you'll need a webcam and microphone. There are a lot of options on the market, but we recommend the following:



Borrow Equipment

The CLDT offers mobile lecture recording kits that can be checked out by faculty. These kits include: a USB PTZ camera with remote, Saramonic Blink500 or Jabra Speak 710, a tripod, and power/charging cables.

The kits are easy to transport to and from classrooms and feature all the equipment you need to record.




Step 3: Share Your Recording

Once you've created your recording, you can share it with students in your Canvas course site. 

Zoom Sharing Link

After your recording has processed, you will receive an email notification from Zoom that includes a sharing link. Copy this link and paste it in an announcement in your Canvas course or an email to students to give them access.

You can also find your recordings, and links to share them, by logging into the WSE Zoom website and clicking Recordings in the navigation menu.

Add Recordings to Canvas

Recordings can easily be added to Canvas courses by embedding them in a page. 

Log into Canvas and follow this Uploading Videos to Canvas guide to add your videos to your courses. 

If you'd like to create an automatic sync between your Zoom meeting recordings, Panopto, and your Canvas course, this guidance takes you through the setup process.

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