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Zoom is available to all faculty through UTEP’s Learning Management System, Blackboard. Zoom is an easy-to-use video communication platform that includes video conferencing, recording, phone, chat, and screen sharing.

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Install the Zoom Client

Installing Zoom
The web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting.

Install Zoom Client on your Device


Zoom Recording Auto-transfer to YuJa  New

By default, all recordings made in Zoom are automatically transferred to UTEP's video management system, YuJa. The video will be available in YuJa within an hour after it is transferred, along with it's closed-captions.

How it works:

  1. Record your meeting in Zoom
  2. Log into
  3. Notice the My Zoom Recordings folder

Video Tutorials

How to find, share and Download your Zoom recordings in YuJa
How to find, save and embed your Zoom recordings in Blackboard

Click here for more information on using YuJa at UTEP.


Zoom in Blackboard Original

Enabling Zoom in your Blackboard Course

Provide yourself (and your students) with a quick access link in the Lefthand navigational Menu.

1. Open the Blackboard course where you would like to add Zoom.
2. Hover over + in the navigation menu and choose Tool Link.
3. Complete the Tool Link options:
4. Name: Enter the title you would like displayed for the Zoom link in your course navigation.
5. Type: Select Zoom LTI 1.3.
6. Available to users: Check this option so that students can see the link to the Zoom meetings as well.

Sharing your Local Recording - File Save to your Device

When you record a Zoom meeting and choose 'Local recording' the file will be saved to your computer. By default, all recordings will be placed in a Zoom folder found in the following file path on these devices.

• PC: C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Zoom
• Mac: Mac: /Users/User Name/Documents/Zoom

To share it in Blackboard you must upload it to Yuja, 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 Yuja.
4. Click on the Upload Media tab, then click Browse and choose the video file to upload from your computer.
5. Select Start Upload. You must remain on this page until the upload is complete.
6. Once uploaded, select video and click on Insert Videos.
7. Edit the Title, Description, or Tags if desired.
8. Click Submit.
9. 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.


Zoom in Blackboard Ultra

Enabling Zoom in your Blackboard Ultra Course

1. Open the Blackboard Ultra course where you would like to add Zoom.
2. In the left menu, click View course & Institution tools under Books & Tools.
3. In the Books & Courses Tools panel on the right, click the + icon next to Zoom LTI 1.3.


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When scheduling a Zoom meeting through Blackboard, how will my students access the session?
: Once you add a tool link to your course menu (see instructions on Getting started), your students will be able to access that and be able to view and join all your scheduled meetings for that course.

Q: What features are available through the UTEP zoom license?
: The features available in UTEP’s license can be found in Zoom’s Business plan.

Q: How many participants can I have hosted in a Zoom meeting?
: Up to 300 people.

Q: Is UTEP’s license available to a student who has the role of the instructor or TA in a Blackboard course?
: Yes, if a student has an instructor or TA role in a course, they will be able to schedule meetings.

Q: How do I opt-out of the Zoom to YuJa recording auto-transfer?
: To opt-out, contact Technology Support at If you choose to opt-out, your Zoom recordings will NOT be transferred to YuJa and will remain in the Zoom cloud storage for 120 days before they are automatically removed.

Q: How do I save my recordings on a local device?
: To save your Zoom recordings on your local device, follow the Zoom instructions here . **By saving your Zoom recordings on your local device, they will NOT automatically transfer to YuJa, nor will they be available in the Zoom cloud storage.


Zoom Retention Schedule

Zoom cloud recordings older than 7 days that have been automatically transferred to YuJa will be deleted from Zoom's cloud storage, after which, they will remain in YuJa where you can continue to download and manage them. Zoom cloud recordings that have NOT been automatically transferred to YuJa will be deleted from Zoom’s cloud storage after 121 days.

Zoom stores deleted recordings in the trash for 30 days. After 30 days in the trash, the recording is permanently deleted and it cannot be recovered. Seven days before the recording is deleted permanently, Zoom will email a warning message to the Zoom meeting host.

How to recover cloud recordings from the trash



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