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The optimal solution for sharing Zoom meetings with students is through Kaltura because it is integrated into Canvas and has unlimited storage and other educational features. If Kaltura is having issues that prevent you from sharing your videos with students there are other alternative solutions. One alternative solution is to Record your video using Zoom, download the video, upload it to UAB Box, create a shared link, then place that link in Canvas.

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After you record your Zoom meeting to the cloud, you will need to download that file before it is deleted (30 days). If you recorded your meeting locally you can skip to Step 2.

  1. Navigate to uab.zoom.us and sign in with your BlazerID and Password.
  2. Click Recordings on the left and click the title of the desired Meeting.Downloading Zoom meeting from the cloud
  3. Click the Download button to download all files or hover over the desired file and click the download icon to just download that specific file.Download button to download Zoom files
  4. This will download an mp4 file starting with GMT to your ‘downloads’ folder of your computer. Other files such as m4a and txt files are audio and text files only.
Please Note: Videos cannot be downloaded until they have completed processing on Zoom’s server. If the video has not processed within 24 hours, check Zoom’s Status page and contact Zoom support.
Upload Zoom file to UAB Box
    1. Navigate to UAB Box at uab.app.box.com, and log in with BlazerID and Password. 
    2. Click Upload at the top right and choose File.
    3. Locate and select the video file on your computer.
    4. A progress bar will show the upload status and a green banner will appear at the top when it has completed uploading to Box.
    5. The file will show at the top of your All Files list when completed. The name of the file can be changed by hovering over the title and clicking the Pencil.

Changing the file name by clicking the pencil icon
Please Note: Users can also organize files into a single folder so that when sharing in the next step you are sharing one link for all files instead of links for each individual file.
  1. Hover your mouse over the file or folder of files in UAB Box and click the Chain Link icon.Creating a shared link by clicking the chain link
  2. Click the blue text ‘Invited people only’, and change the selection to ‘people with the link’ so that it becomes a public link that can be accessed without you having to type everyone’s email addresses in.Change selection to public link
  3. Choose if you want viewers to have the ability to view and download or just view.
  4. Finally Copy the provided link to your clipboard by clicking Copy beside the URL.Click copy to copy link to the clipboard

See more information on the Box support webpage

Once you have the link used for sharing, you can place that link in Canvas in various ways. Click through the options below to see the different ways you can provide the link to your students.

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