The following information details how to download an existing Zoom recording and upload it to your Panopto instance for a separate course or new semester. Currently, making use of Panopto is the best way to provide Zoom recordings across multiple courses or semesters.

Please review University guidelines regarding educational records before copying or transferring material between discrete courses or semesters.

Downloading Your Zoom Recording

Due to restrictions in place to prevent students from directly downloading class recordings, Zoom cloud recordings must be downloaded from the Zoom web portal at

To do so:

  1. Log in at using your UT EID and password by clicking "Sign In"
    1. You may also be prompted to complete multi-factor authentication 
  2. From the left-hand options, click "Recordings"
  3. From the listed recordings, select your desired class session

    If you have very many Cloud Recordings, you can use the Search feature to more easily locate the desired recordings.
    You can search by:

    • ID:  the meeting ID
      • This ID is the same for all occurrences of a recurring meeting, which may help you locate a specific class session
    • Topic: the name of the meeting
    • Keyword: searches for the submitted text
  4. From the recording information page, you have the option to download the recorded video, along with separate files for the audio and audio transcript, if you desire
  5. To download the recorded video, hover over the "Shared screen with speaker view" item, then click the download icon to begin downloading the recording

    1. The time to download your recording will vary depending upon the length of the recording and the speed of your internet connection
  6. Once the download has completed, you'll be able to use the video file as you see fit.

Uploading Your Zoom Recording to Panopto

Once you have a local copy of your Zoom recordings, you can easily upload them to Panopto. Once in Panopto, they can easily be copied or moved to new courses, in the same or different semesters, as you need.

Uploading Video Files to Panopto

  1. To begin uploading video files to Panopto for your chosen course, click the "Create" button, then click "Upload Media"
  2. A new window will appear, prompting you to select or drag-and-drop your media

    You can drag-and-drop or select multiple media files at once, allowing you to upload them in bulk
  3. The media files will be uploaded, displaying their current status - whether they're still uploading or have completed

    You may continue to drag-and-drop or select additional media files, as necessary

  4. When you are finished uploading media files, click outside the pop-up window, or click the "X" icon to close the window
  5. You'll be returned to your Panopto Video Dashboard, with the newly uploaded media listed, as shown

Renaming Panopto Media

If your uploaded media does not have the desired name when uploaded to Panopto, changing the name is straightforward.
To rename a piece of media, you'll first need to navigate to your Panopto video dashboard, then perform the following steps:

  1. Hover over the media you wish to rename, then click the "Settings" button
  2. Under the "Session Information" heading, click on the "Edit" button to the right of the media name
  3. In the field that appears, enter in your desired name for the media and click "Save" when you are finished
  4. The pop-up window will refresh, reflecting the new media name
  5. Click the "X" icon in the upper-right or click outside of the pop-up window to close it
  6. The media has been successfully renamed