Tools for Recording Lectures, Presentations, and Other Content

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There are a number of options for recording materials that you are looking to share with students online; we recommend Zoom. Based on the technology available to you, and your level of comfort with some programs, you may have multiple options that will work for your particular scenario.

Webcam and Computer Screen


  1. Close all unnecessary applications and open any desired file(s).
  2. Login to  If needed, choose Settings > Advanced Settings > In Meeting (Basic) > toggle off "Always show meeting control toolbar".
  3. Start a new meeting and Share the screen.
  4. Click Record.
  5. Choose Record to the cloud.
  6. When finished recording, click the icon in the upper right in the shape of a square (it is next to 'Recording...').
  7. Click Stop Recording.

You can access your recording in the cloud using these instructions.

iPad/iPhone Recording


  1. Open the Zoom app.
  2. In the top right corner, tap Share content.
  3. Select the content that you wish to share (we recommend using the whiteboard, or sharing things like PowerPoint by using Box).
  4. Under the More icon, tap Record to the cloud.
  5. When finished recording, tap the icon in the upper right in the shape of a square (it is next to 'Recording...').
  6. Click Stop Recording.

You can access your recording in the cloud using these instructions.

Captioning and Accessibility

We recommend using Zoom for auto-captioning your videos.  Documentation from Zoom regarding their audio transcription feature is available to assist with enabling or disabling this feature. You must leave videos that are captioned by Zoom in Zoom cloud storage to take advantage of the captioning feature. 

Class meetings may be recorded and made available in a restricted manner to students currently registered for the class; if faculty choose to record a class meeting, they should communicate this to students. Students may not record lectures or classes without permission from the faculty leading the class (and guest speakers, when applicable); students who require recordings to support learning needs should contact the Disability Services Coordinator at the Center for Teaching and Learning for individualized accommodations. When permission is granted, students may keep recordings only for personal use only. Recordings may not be reproduced, shared with those not in the class, or uploaded to other online platforms.  In the event that faculty would like to share recordings beyond the class, they must request consent of students identifiable in the recordings prior to dissemination.


Need additional help? Contact the HWS IT Services Digital Learning Team.

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