Record Your Lecture: A Step-by-Step Guide

Recording Your Lecture with Zoom: A Step-by-Step Guide

1. Set up a meeting in Zoom

Creating a Meeting in Zoom
The simplest way to set up Zoom meetings is with your Google Calendar. Installing the Zoom Browser Extension will allow you to do this.

Installing the Zoom Browser Extension for Chrome & Firefox

  1. Log into Zoom, either at or through the MyCampus portal. Your account settings will be displayed.
  2. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the Download link for the browser you’re using, either Chrome or Firefox A download page for the extension or plug-in will open in a new tab.
  3. Add Zoom to your browser:
    1. For Firefox, click the + Add to Firefox button. A dialog box may open that asks you to confirm whether you want to add Zoom; click Yes if it does. Once Zoom has been added to your browser, a confirmation dialog box will appear.
    2. For Chrome, click the + Add to Chrome button. A dialog box asking you to confirm that you want to add “Zoom Scheduler” will open; click the Add extension button. The dialog box will close, and once Zoom has been added to your browser, a confirm dialog box will appear.
  4. Other boxes may appear that you have to accept depending on your browser version.
  5. Click the Allow button if you are asked to accept a connection between your account and Zoom.
If for some reason these instructions do not work, see Zoom’s official instructions for installing their browser extensions at the Zoom Help Center.
There is no addon for Safari or Edge. You will need to create meetings via or from the Zoom desktop App, Zoom for iOS, or Zoom for Android.
Screenshot showing the location of the download links for Zoom browser extensions
Steps 1 & 2: Locating the download options for Zoom browser extensions
Screenshot showing the page for the Zoom add on for Firefox
Step 3b: Enabling the Zoom add on for Firefox
Screenshot showing the download page for the Zoom extension for Chrome
Step 3b: Adding the Zoom extension for Chrome
Screenshot showing how to confirm Zoom access to your Google calendar
Step 6: Confirming that Zoom can access your Google Calendar

2. Open your presentation on your desktop.

3. Join the Zoom meeting you just created. You will be the only participant. Make sure you’re the host and signed in to Zoom.

Make Sure You're the Host and Sign In

Click the  Participants icon in Zoom.

A window will open that lists all meeting attendees.

Next to your name, it will say “Host”

If it does not say host, go to the bottom of the participants window where can click the “Claim Host”.

A new pop up window will appear. Here, you can click “login to claim host”.


On the next pop-up window, choose to sign in with Google which is connected to your ID.

Once that’s done, you should see that (Host) appears next to your name in the Zoom participants window.


4. Click Share Screen. Be sure to click “Optimize for Video” and “Share Computer Sound”

Sharing Your Screen

Click the green Share Screen button at the bottom of your Zoom window.

When the window appears, you have the option of sharing your entire desktop, a whiteboard, and the different windows you have open on your desktop. First, check “Share computer sound” and “Optimize Screen Share for Video Clip”


Then choose what you want to share by clicking on the icon of the screen. Be sure to choose the window rather than the entire desktop, unless you want your students to see the entire desktop.


Then click the blue share button.  Once you’ve begun sharing, you should see a green outline of the window you are sharing.

Also, notice that the menu that was at the bottom of the Zoom screen is now at the top. Underneath that menu you will see a green bar that says “You are Screen Sharing.” Right next to it, you see a red button that says, Stop Share.

On this menu, you can see that you can also pause your screen share, start a new share, or annotate the share. Your students can also annotate your screen share, but this is something you can prevent in your settings. See

5. Begin Recording.

Record Your Lecture

Click the record button on the Zoom menu bar.

When the option appears to record to this computer or record to the cloud, record to the cloud.

6. Now that you’re recording, begin your presentation. For optimal results, try to break your lecture into 5-10 minute chunks by topic.

7. When you are finished, stop the recording.

8. When Zoom has completed the processing of your video, you will receive an email.

9. Find your video in Kaltura under my media.

Accessing Kaltura

From Within a Course

  1. Click the Tools link in the Navbar.
  2. Select My Media.

From the Campus or UMS Landing Page

  1. Click the My Media link in the Navbar.

From the UMS Video Website.

  1. Go to the UMS Video Website.
  2. If you see the word Guest in the upper-right corner of the screen, click it and select Login, and log in with you username and password.
  3. If you see your name in the upper-right corner of the screen, click it and select My Media.
Click the Tools link in the navbar and select My Media.
Click the Tools link in the Navbar and select My Media
Click the My Media link in the Navbar.
Click the My Media link in the Navbar
Click the My Media link in the Navbar.
Click the My Media link in the Navbar

10. Embed your lecture in your Brightspace course.