Zoom: Record and Share a Presentation

This service is for faculty, staff, and students. 

Zoom allows you to create a presentation for your course using the webcam on your computer or mobile device.

Keep your video on for presentations that include:

  1. Yourself talking directly to camera
  2. If you want to include both you and your screen on the recording

Turn your video off for presentations when you want:

  1. Audio-only recordings for projects like podcasts
  2. Content on your screen to be the primary focus with audio voiceover. 

How to Start a Zoom recording

  1. Login to your Zoom account at https://stthomas.zoom.us and start a meeting
  2. When you are ready to begin, press the Record button at the bottom of the screen and select Record to the Cloud. 
    Record to the cloud settings in Zoom

  3. Begin speaking into the camera.
  4. Press Pause or Stop to pause or end the recording.
    Record, pause, stop buttons in Zoom


  1. You can deliver your presentation by speaking directly into the webcam or by sharing your screen (including your PowerPoint slides, websites, and more) 
  2. You can also move back and forth between a webcam recording and showing a document or PowerPoint presentation using the Share button. 
  3. Click on New Share when you want to share your screen and Stop Share to return to webcam only.stop share
  4. When you are entirely done, click on Stop Recording.
  5. Click on End meeting to exit zoom.

Sharing Your Presentation

  1. You will receive an email when your presentation has processed and is available for sharing.
  2. Copy the Share your recording link and paste this as text entry in your assignment submission or in the body of a discussion post in Canvas
  3. The email and link will look like this:
    Cloud recording confirmation email

Practice your presentation with Speaker Coach:

PowerPoint has a built in feature to allow you to practice your presentation before delivering it. Speaker Coach evaluates your pacing, pitch, your use of filler words, informal speech, euphemisms, and culturally sensitive terms, and it detects when you're being overly wordy or are simply reading the text on a slide. After each rehearsal, you get a report that includes statistics and suggestions for improvements.

This feature is available in all versions of PowerPoint (Mac, iOS, Windows, Web, Android). Click here to view Microsoft instructions for using it. 

Additional Training

Zoom created a Recording tutorial series of articles for various in-depth instructions for recording options. 

To report a problem or receive additional troubleshooting, please contact the Tech Desk
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St. Thomas offers Zoom and Microsoft Teams that allow you to host virtual audio/video meetings.