How do I share Zoom Recordings from OneDrive?


Zoom cloud recordings are automatically saved in your OneDrive "ZoomRecordings" folder available at These files can be quickly shared to Canvas Groups or individual users.


Folder and File Naming

Browse to and click on the ZoomRecordings folder. Each file is named after the Zoom meeting date and description. There are typically three files for a single meeting:

File Extension File Icon File Type Example
MP4 Video File 2022-07-01.08-30-00 - Introduction to Zoom.7804917742.MP4
M4A Audio File 2022-07-01.08-30-00 - Introduction to Zoom.7804917742.M4A
TXT Chat Transcript 2022-07-01.08-30-00 - Introduction to Zoom.7804917742.TXT



Option 1 - Share Individual Files

Look for the meeting MP4 video file, select it and click on the Share toolbar button.

Click on the pencil icon and select Can view from the drop down menu to share the file read-only.

Search for your Canvas Group or the individual user and click Send to share the file.

If you need to share a recording to people outside of the university, first you must consider whether there are FERPA violations. Sharing class recordings with those who are not class members may not be compliant with FERPA. See for information on FERPA. If it does not violate FERPA, click People with existing access can use the link   

Use the Specific people option to share with someone outside of the university. The Anyone with the link option should only be used for videos that can be made public.

Option 2 - Share a Folder

Note: if your Zoom meeting topic matches a folder name, new recordings will be automatically uploaded to that shared folder.

This is identical to the individual file sharing but requires initially creating a folder based on the Zoom meeting topic and then sharing the folder. The sharing can be done once.

Go to the "ZoomRecordings" folder and click on the New button in the toolbar to create a new folder. Use the same name as your Zoom meeting topic.

Select the folder and follow the instructions above to share the folder with the Canvas Group.

Move Zoom Recording files into the newly shared folder.


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