Record a meeting or lecture

If you want students or others to be able to view your presentation when it suits them, then you can record it and later upload it to the UiO web site and the Semester page. For uploading, use the integrated course upload tool.

For instructions on installation of Zoom and sign-in, please see our installation and sign in guide.

Please note that the time it takes to complete and convert the recording after it is stopped, depends on the processor speed and screen resolution of the computer you are using. The faster the machine, the faster it is possible to complete the recording. Very high resolution means that completion takes a long time. A resolution of 1920x1080 is recommended if available.

Recording lectures and other events at UiO

Please ensure that you have read the regulations for recording and considered privacy issues before you record/upload the lecture.

How to record your presentation with Zoom:

1. Select storage location for your recordings

The first time you want to record a presentation in Zoom, it is recommend that you select a location where the recordings are saved that is familiar to yourself, so you easily find it when it's time to upload it again. 

1. To change this location, click on the "gear-symbol" in the top right corner to open the settings menu.  

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2. Navigate to "recording" in the left menu and click on "change" under Local recording.

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NOTE If you don't see the "change" button, click on the location dropdown menu. Here you will be able to click "Choose a new location..."

3. Select the desired location and click "OK".

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2. Prepare

  • Make sure you have sent invitations to the meeting or placed the meeting URL on the correct page for students to see. 
  • Double check that the meeting has good settings. It is important that the security settings are adapted to the type of meeting and that the sound for the participants is muted (Advanced options> Mute participants upon entry).
  • Test audio and video.
  • If it is a large meeting or event, you should have helpers who are co-hosts who can assist by letting participants in from the waiting room, keeping track of who is asking to speak and what comes up on the chat. 

3. Start your meeting/lecture

  • Go to the invitation you sent to the participants, and click the meeting URL to open the meeting.
  • Select the "Speaker view" display setting. This is very important, especially for lectures and larger meetings. This prevents students and others who may not want to be in the recording, from showing up in the main window which is being recorded.
  • When the participants are in place, make it known that the meeting/event will be recorded and that those who say something during the meeting will be innthe recording. If they do not want to be in the recording, they can ask questions in chat or by e-mail (which will be answered afterwards).
    NOTE: Zoom has multiple views, and it is what is displayed on your screen that is recorded. You must select the "Speaker view" display setting.

 

 

4. Start recording

When the meeting is open and you want to start recording, click the Record button at the bottom of the Zoom window. Zoom plays the message "This meeting is being recorded" to all participants, so that everyone knows that the recording is in progress.

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5. Share content

Conduct the meeting like you would in a physical meeting. To share content, press the "Share" button in the bottom menu. 

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A popup window will show you what content you are able to share. Select the window with the content you wish to share, and click "Share"

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6. Stop sharing

To stop the sharing click on "Stop share" in the menu bar at the top of the screen. 

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7. Stop recording

To stop the recording press the "Stop recording" button in the bottom bar. 

 

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9. End meeting

Now that you have stopped the recording, you can end the meeting by clicking on "End meeting". A popup window will ask you if you want to end the meeting for all.

Select "End meeting for all".

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After you do this the recording will convert and store itself in the folder you selected in part 1.

During this prosess there will be a progress-window before the selected folder will be opened

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If this is interrupted the files will need to be re-converted. And there is a risk that the file will be corrupted. Restarting or shutting down your computer, putting the hard disk to sleep, or closing your laptop will interrupt the process.

Please note that the time it takes to complete and convert the recording after it is stopped, depends on the processor speed and screen resolution of the computer you are using. The faster the machine, the faster it is possible to complete the recording. Very high resolution means that completion takes a long time. A resolution of 1920x1080 is recommended if available.

 

 

Editing the video

If you have the video on your computer, you can edit it before you upload it.

Editing and compressing video with HandBrake

Video files created by recording on Zoom may be unexpectedly large. The files should be created with the following configuration:

  • Video: MPEG4 (.mp4) using h.264 format (main profile)
  • Sound: AAC format
  • Bitrate for video: 600Kbps
  • Bitrate for sound (mono): 160Kbps
  • Resolution: Same as input
  • Framerate: 25fps

Presets for this recommended configuration can be found on in our documentation for Vortex video presets (Norwegian only).

Uploading your lecture to the timetable on the semester page

Lecture videoes can be uploaded to Vortex and connected to the lecture in the timetable. The recording will thus be automatically linked under "Resources/curriculum" in the timetable and in Mine studier. For uploading, use the integrated course upload tool.

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Published Mar. 14, 2020 5:09 PM - Last modified Feb. 17, 2021 1:25 PM