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If you’ve ever used Zoom’s “Cloud Recording” option, you know you can have your recorded Zoom meetings stored and hosted on the Zoom server for a limited time. What you may not know is that all Zoom recordings are automatically backed up to VCU’s Kaltura video server for long-term storage and sharing.

Anyone with a VCU eID has access to their own personal Kaltura account. To access it, go to and enter your eID and VCU password.

Once you’ve logged in, you can use the instructions on this page to set viewing privileges. By default, all videos load as “private,” meaning only you, as the owner, can see them. You can change this to allow viewing by those persons you choose to share the link with, or to anyone who finds your videos with a keyword search.

If you know you’ve recorded Zoom meetings to the Cloud before, but you don’t see any videos in your Kaltura gallery, it’s possible your videos are being held in a special folder because they arrived at the server before you activated your Kaltura account. Contact us at and we’ll help track them down.

To take advantage of Kaltura backups for your Zoom Cloud Recordings, you’ll need to log in to Kaltura at least once to activate the Zoom/Kaltura connection, so if you haven’t visited your Kaltura account before, please do so soon.

Also, please note that if there are any recordings you want deleted from the web, you’ll need to remove them not only from the Zoom Cloud server location, but also your Kaltura back-up location.

Kaltura is a great resource in general, and free to you as a VCU user. You can use it to host any videos you create, not just those you make with Zoom. There are editing tools built in to the platform, as well as options to add accessibility with automated or human-generated captions. You can also the embed code needed to insert your videos into any webpage you control.

For more information, be sure to visit the VCU Kaltura webpage.

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