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Zoom is a tool for video conferencing and online meetings. It can be used for academic activities such as online synchronous class sessions, remote office hours, and online presentations. KU faculty, staff and GTAs/GRAs can host and schedule Zoom meetings. To host or attend an online Zoom session, download the Zoom app. For more information about using Zoom and to download the app, visit: Zoom Video Conferencing ».

Below are instructions for some options for using Zoom with Blackboard. Once a Zoom meeting is created, the meeting link can be provided in a Blackboard course. After recording a Zoom meeting, you can post the recording in a Blackboard course.


Add a link to a Zoom meeting in a Blackboard course

Once you have created a Zoom meeting, share the URL with students by adding it to a Blackboard course. For example, create a Web Link in any content area:

  1. Go to a content area (for example: Course Documents or Assignments) in your Blackboard course.
  2. Make sure Edit Mode in the upper right is set to ON.
  3. Put your cursor on Build Content and select Web Link.
  4. Enter a name, this becomes the link students will click.
  5. Paste the Zoom meeting URL into the URL textbox.
  6. Add instructions for students in the Description textbox. We recommend including the https://kansas.zoom.us/ link for students here.
  7. Click Submit. The Web Link appears at the bottom of the content area page.

Share a Zoom meeting recording in a Blackboard course

Local Recording - File Saved to Your Device

When you record a Zoom meeting and choose 'Local recording' the file will be saved to your computer. You can find additional information on how to record a meeting in Zoom at Record Meetings with Zoom at KU. To share it in Blackboard you must upload it to MediaHub, then post a link in a Blackboard course. These are the same steps you can currently use to post audio or video in your Blackboard course.

  1. Go to a content area (for example: Course Documents or Assignments) in your Blackboard course.
  2. Make sure Edit Mode in the upper right is set to ON.
  3. Put your cursor on Build Content and select Kaltura Media (next to last option under "Mashups").
  4. Click on Add New (upper right) and select Media Upload.
  5. Click the Choose a File to Upload button and select the video file from your computer.
  6. Select Open. Your video will begin uploading. You must remain on this page until the upload is complete.
  7. Edit the Title, Description or Tags if desired.
  8. Select Save.
  9. Click Back to Browse and Embed.
  10. Find the recording that you've uploaded. You can search by Title, Description or Tag. Click the Select button for the correct recording.
  11. Choose your display options (metadata and player skin) and click the Embed button.
  12. Give the content area item entry a Title and Description, and select your access options.
  13. Click Submit.
  14. Your recording file will begin transcoding/processing on the server. Depending on its length and size, it might take 2-20 minutes to be available for playback.

 

Cloud Recording - File Saved to Zoom Cloud

When you record a Zoom meeting and choose 'Cloud recording' the file will be saved to the Zoom Cloud. You can find additional information on how to record a meeting in Zoom at Record Meetings with Zoom at KU. You will receive an email when the recording is ready, this message will also include the date that the recording will expire and be deleted from the cloud. If you customize the Kaltura User Id in your Zoom Profile to be your KU Online ID your cloud recordings will be automatically uploaded to MediaHub and your My Media collection in Blackboard. Post the recording in a Blackboard course with the steps below:

  1. Go to a content area (for example: Course Documents or Assignments) in your Blackboard course.
  2. Make sure Edit Mode in the upper right is set to ON.
  3. Put your cursor on Build Content and select Kaltura Media (next to last option under "Mashups").
  4. Find the Zoom Meeting recording. You can search by Title, Description or Tag. Click the Select button for the correct recording.
  5. Choose your display options (metadata and player skin) and click the Embed button.
  6. Give the content area item entry a Title and Description, and select your access options.
  7. Click Submit.
  8. Your recording file will begin transcoding/processing on the server. Depending on its length and size, it might take 2-20 minutes to be available for playback.

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