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Zoom Recording Storage Options

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Zoom Recording files are automatically deleted 6 months after recording.  This grid displays the common ways that course and meeting recordings are stored and for how long.  If you have concerns or would like guidance on best practices, email

Course Recording Storage Options  




Instructors using Canvas

Recordings are stored automatically in your Canvas Media Library

6 Years

Instructors using Panopto only

Recordings are stored automatically in your Panopto folder

6 Years

Instructors not using Canvas or Panopto


6 months only

Zoom Meeting Storage Recommendations for non-course recordings

Zoom meetings and event recordings can be stored in your Google Drive to save them for longer than 6 months.  Here are the instructions.  

* Zoom storage should not be used for your course recordings.  The standard recording retention requirement is 6 years.   For assistance with storing your course recordings on Canvas or Panopto, contact

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