Uploading Zoom Recordings to Panopto

Zoom and Panopto can both be used to capture lectures or other content, but to avoid being split between two systems, we’ve outlined steps below for those who want to migrate Zoom recordings into Panopto so they all live in one place.

First, we’ll need to get the recording files from Zoom…

  1. Head to http://ncsu.zoom.us and log in
  2. Click on Recordings on the left-hand side of the page
  3. At the top, select Cloud Recordings or Local Recordings depending on which option you chose when you started the recording in Zoom
  4. For Cloud Recordings, click the More… link out to the right of the recording, and select Download
  5. For Local Recordings, copy down the Location listed – you’ll need it to find the recording later

NOTE: In either case, the only file you need is the file that ends in “.mp4” – the other files can be safely deleted once you’re done.

Once you’ve got the recording files, it’s time to get it into Panopto…

  1. Head to http://go.ncsu.edu/panopto and click Log in to Panopto
  2. At the top of the page, click the red Create button
  3. Select Upload media from the list of options
  4. At the top of the window, use the drop-down menu to select which folder you wish to upload your video to. The default (“My Folder”) is shared only to you, you should also see any course folders you have access to listed to choose from.
  5. Click the space inside the dashed lines to bring up a file browser
  6. Head to where you downloaded (or located) the recording files earlier
  7. Double-click the file that ends with “.mp4” to upload it

NOTE: It will take time for Panopto to process your video file – typically about as long as the runtime of the file itself (so a 50-minute lecture would take about 50 minutes to finish processing). After that, it will be available for viewing.

If you need any assistance with the steps above, or with sharing the link to your video once it’s processed, contact TCTS using the Get Help feature on our website, we’d be happy to assist.