Zoom recordings

Install Zoom

Zoom is available free from the Zoom download center and the University Software Centre. It can be used to record a vignette/presentation for which you will need a web-cam enabled laptop or PC.

Zoom Pro licences are enabled for all University of Auckland staff and doctoral students with @auckland.ac.nz email address. Everyone else with an @aucklanduni.ac.nz address (i.e. all other students) only have access to the basic version of Zoom to create their own meetings. Zoom Pro includes up to 300 participants and meeting duration limit of 24 hours (instead of 3 participants and 40 mins on the basic version).

Please make sure you are logged in to Zoom before you start your presentation, otherwise the recording will end automatically after 40 minutes.

Logging in to Zoom:

  1. Go to https://auckland.zoom.us/
  2. Sign in using your University username and password.

 

Using Zoom (or WeChat or other software) for live streaming lectures is not recommended due to bandwidth and connectivity issues. The student experience is likely to be compromised if lecturers are expecting students to participate in a streaming session.

Zoom security

Refer: meetings Waiting Room and Passcode requirements

Zoom’s security enhancements are designed to prevent ‘Zoombombing’ (people who crash your meeting by guessing the URL).

  • When you schedule a Zoom meeting, it will include a password (now called a Passcode). The passcode will be embedded into the Zoom link.
  • If someone joins your meeting without the passcode, Zoom will put them into a Waiting Room. You may then ‘admit’ them to your meeting manually, if you know who they are, or deny them access if you don’t.
  • Please instruct students to log into Zoom using their University credentials, and ask them to enter their full name into their Zoom profile so that they don’t appear in your meeting with a random nickname.
Guides to using Zoom
Schedule a Zoom meeting from Canvas

Please see the article from the Canvas guides on how to schedule a Zoom meeting within Canvas.

Please note that the University does not recommend live lecture streaming because of potential issues with bandwidth and connectivity. However, if you have a small cohort, and your students are not disadvantaged by their timezone, and they all have a good internet connection – live streaming may be appropriate. Always provide a recording of the session to mitigate technical issues and for accessibility.

Tips for assigning groups in Zoom
  • Using the Zoom Pro LTI in Canvas to schedule meetings for groups can result in multiple notifications for each session sent to all groups and is therefore not recommended.
  • Please remind your students use their university credentials to log in to Zoom. This ensures that they will be included if you set up groups before the session.
Uploading Zoom recordings to Mediastore

The Zoom Cloud recording links are only available for 60 days. Downloading your recordings from the Cloud, then uploading them to the Mediastore will ensure that they remain stored for longer.

See instructions on how to:

Adding Zoom recording transcript into Canvas

Audio transcripts are available for Zoom recordings that are saved to the cloud. See the FAQs section on downloading a transcript from Zoom.

Some students may also benefit from Google’s Live Caption feature, whereby captions are provided in Google Chrome browser, whenever they play a video.

Password access for Zoom recordings URL
The Zoom Cloud recording links are only available for 60 days. Downloading your recordings from the Cloud, then uploading them to the Mediastore will ensure that they remain stored for longer.
In addition to the automatically generated URL to your Zoom Cloud recording, password access to view these are now defaulted to ON. To turn this off:
  1. Go to auckland.zoom.us
  2. Click SIGN IN at the top right
  3. If prompted, sign in with your UPI (e.g., jbon007) and password
  4. Go to Settings (on the left hand side)
  5. Click Recording at the top
  6. Scroll down until you see: Require password to access shared Cloud recordings
  7. This will be switched on (showing blue), so click to turn it off
Tips to prevent Zoombombing

Zoombombing is where an uninvited guest enters a Zoom session, potentially disrupting the session by typing inappropriate chat messages, taking over screen sharing, or making inappropriate comments into the microphone.

The University recommends using Zoom recording feature instead of live streaming, however, Zoom can be useful for office hours or small group meetings. We also recommend setting scheduling meetings (which generates new meeting link) instead of using personal meeting rooms.

To minimise the risk of Zoombombing, there are options when setting up meeting you should consider:

  • Mute participants on entry.
  • Disable join before host. Participants will be put in the waiting room until admitted to the meeting room.

Soom meeting option to avoid Zoombombing

The University has enabled the following meeting settings as default to protect against uninvited participants. Host can change the default settings in their Zoom meeting settings before meeting starts.

  • Waiting room (guests must be admitted to a meeting) is enabled by default.
    The host can change this setting before the meeting starts by going to the Meeting ‘Settings‘ and scroll down to ‘In Meeting (Advanced)’.

Zoom waiting room option

  • Screen sharing is enabled by default to host only. Two ways to change this settings:
    • The host can change this setting before the meeting starts by going to the Meeting ‘Settings‘ and scroll down to ‘In Meeting(Basics)’.
      Zoom screen sharing option
    • Or during each meeting, in the Zoom meeting window, you can change this setting under ‘Share Screen’ and ‘Advanced Sharing Options’.
  • File transfer in meetings is disabled by default.
    The host can change this setting before the meeting starts by going to the Meeting ‘Settings‘ and scroll down to ‘In Meeting(Basics)’.

Zoom file transfer option

  • Allow host to put attendee on hold is enabled by default.
    The host can change this setting before the meeting starts by going to the Meeting ‘Settings‘ and scroll down to ‘In Meeting(Basics)’.

Zoom allow host ot put attendee on hold option

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