After recording a meeting to the cloud, Zoom processes the file and sends you an email with a link to access the file. You can also access, manage, and download your recordings from Zoom’s website. Cloud recording is not available in Zoom Meetings for HIPAA.

Downloading Recordings

  1. Log in to Zoom Meetings using your BU Login.
  2. Click the “Recordings” link, located on the sidebar to the left of the page.
    Zoom web interface personal section, recordings highlighted
  3. Locate the recording you wish to download from the list. You can use the search at the top of the page to find recordings by title, ID number, creation date, or transcript text.
  4. Click the recording name to see all of its included files. Alternatively, you can quickly download all recording files by clicking the “…” button on the right.
    Screenshot of the Zoom cloud recordings list with one recording displayed. The recording title is highlighted and an arrow points to the elipses button on the right.
  5. Hover over the recording file you wish to download and click the download button that appears. “Shared screen with speaker view” is typically the main recording file.
    Screenshot of Zoom's cloud recording details page. The primary file, Shared screen with speaker view (CC), is highlighted. An arrow points to the download button for the file.

Files download in the following formats:

  • Video and audio: MP4
  • Transcripts and Captions: VTT
  • Chat: TXT

Sharing and Archiving Downloaded Recordings

A downloaded Zoom cloud recording can be published, shared, and archived in a variety of ways. Below are some options that may fit your specific need. You can always contact us if you have questions about how to archive your recordings.

Platform Common Uses Additional Information
Options for Publishing Videos
BU MyMedia
  • Sharing instructional videos in a Blackboard or QuestromTools course
  • Embedding videos on a web page
  • Captioning
  • Capturing engagement metrics
  • Basic video editing

BU MyMedia allows you to upload and share videos in many ways, both internally and externally, with support for machine generated or human produced captions.

You can also use the Course Media Library to add Zoom recordings or other videos directly to your a Blackboard or QuestromTools course.

  • Sharing instructional videos in a Blackboard course
  • Linking a recurring or scheduled meeting to a course
  • Capturing engagement metrics
  • Basic video editing

Echo360 features an integration with Zoom, allowing you to automatically import future Zoom cloud recordings and transcripts as they are created. Transcripts are imported as captions.

Looking to further automate your workflow? You can also associate scheduled Meeting IDs with Echo360 courses to make publishing easier.

Options for Archiving Videos
Cloud File Storage
  • Long term storage of important videos
  • Sharing directly with other individuals, a team, or a department
  • Archiving videos in bulk

Cloud recordings can be archived and shared by uploading them to our supported Cloud File Storage providers. Looking to share recordings with a team? Microsoft Teams offers large capacity storage within your group.

When archiving recordings in bulk, using the provider’s file sync client is recommended. Sync clients will be faster and more reliable than uploading files through your browser. For more information, please see: