How to Move Your Zoom Recordings to Panopto

Any Zoom recordings you make are saved to the Zoom cloud for only a limited amount of time. You should transfer any recordings you hope to save long term to Panopto, Emerson's video hosting platform. You can do this by downloading your recordings from Zoom and uploading them to Panopto, following the steps outlined here. 

A note on consent

If you are saving recordings that include students, please consult the Guidance for Faculty Interested in Recording Classes. Be sure that all your students have signed consent forms that state how you will use the recordings, how long you will keep the recordings, and when you will delete them.

  1. To download your recordings, go to and click Recordings on the left menu.
  2. Click on the recording you would like to download. You will see up to three files. The first file is the video file, the second is audio-only, and the third is the closed captions file. Download the files you're interested in transferring to Panopto.
    Zoom recording page with download icon circled
  3. Once your file is downloaded, check to see if it plays alright. This is also a good time to make any desired edits to the video, as the editing capabilities within Panopto are limited.
  4. To upload your file to Panopto, go to and upload it following the instructions in our guide on how to Upload Videos to Panopto.
  5. You may also choose to upload the closed captions file from Zoom if you prefer them to the Panopto-generated captions.
  6. Once the video is uploaded, you can do minor edits in Panopto.

Note: Editing a video in Panopto might offset the auto-generated captions. To fix this, download the edited Panopto video and re-upload it. Panopto will auto-generate new captions for the newly uploaded version of the video. 

Now that your video is hosted on Panopto, you can embed it in Canvas! See our guide on how to Embed a Panopto Video in Canvas.

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