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How Do I Teach Remotely with Zoom?

A guide intended for helping users learn how to schedule and start a Zoom meeting, invite participants, and save and upload recorded sessions

Setting up the Zoom Session

  1. Sign in to your zoom account by going to
  2. Click on "Host a Meeting" in the upper right corner and choose from starting with your video on or off. You can change this after.
    Picture of menu options under "Host a Meeting". Options are with video on, with video off, and screen share only.
  3. Test your microphone and then click "Join using computer audio"
  4. Click on the Share button Share button in Zoom. Bright green rectangle with arrow pointed upward at the bottom of the screen and select "Desktop"
  5. Bring up the window you want to share. TIP: Close out of your email or anything with personal information before you record!

Recording the Session

If you are using Zoom to record your screen for the first time, do a small test recording to see how everything will look before recording you're real presentation!

  1. Click on the record button.
    • If you aren't sharing your screen, the button will be at the bottom
    • If you are sharing your screen, then the button has moved to the top. Hover over the green bar and then click on "More". Finally click "record"
  2. Your pause and and stop options should be in the same place as when you started the recording.
  3. Once you are done, click "stop recording" and then click "End Meeting" The recording will only save, after you end the meeting.
  4. Zoom will save the recording to your Documents folder under a Zoom subfolder.
  5. Once the recording is done being saved, you can get the mp4 file from that subfolder (should be named zoom_0 or some other number)
  6. Upload that mp4 to any place your audience will watch it. This could be Canvas, Kaltura, or even a Box folder.