Storing Your Zoom Meeting Recordings in Panopto

You can auto-import your Zoom cloud recordings to Panopto by enabling the Zoom integration in your Panopto account settings following the instructions below. This feature only applies to future meetings (not past). 

Panopto’s feature-rich viewer groups active speaker, gallery video, and shared content within the same window, and allows you to navigate throughout the presentation using clickable thumbnails, a searchable transcript, and optical character recognition performed on text embedded in slides. Additionally, meeting organizers can easily share meetings with attendees as well as external users, and track viewing of recordings using Panopto's analytics tools.

Once you turn this feature on, all the meetings you record to Zoom cloud will be automatically imported to Panopto. They will appear in the default folder you specify in your Panopto account settings, or if you prefer to route certain Zoom meeting series to different folders, you can configure that using the information below under Mapping Specific Meetings to Panopto Folders.

Important Pre-requisites and Notes

  1. To use this feature, you will need to ensure that your Zoom account settings are configured as directed here.
  2. When recording a meeting, select Record to Cloud.
  3. When Panopto successfully imports a Zoom cloud recording, it moves the original to your Zoom trash. After 30 days, the recording is deleted from Zoom. The recording is governed by Panopto's retention policy, which can be found here.
  4. If you would like to receive email notifications from Panopto when your recording is published there, see Enabling Email Notifications in Panopto below.

Importing Future Meetings Into Panopto

To auto-import your Zoom recordings to Panopto:  

  1. Visit Panopto Cloud at and log in. Use the NetID option in the drop-down menu.
  2. In the upper right, click your name and select User Settings. The User Settings window opens.
  3. In the Automatic Import section, click "(Zoom)", then Update. 
  4. Under Meeting Import Settings, beside Default Folder, click Edit.
  5. From the Choose a folder list, select My Folder. Note: If you would like to specify a different folder for your Zoom cloud recordings and need help creating one, contact your Site Administrator.
  6. Click Save.

Mapping Specific Meetings to Panopto Folders 

You may wish to organize Zoom meeting recordings into Panopto folders. For example, you can create a Panopto folder for a recurring Zoom meeting for a course.

Note: First create the desired folders in Panopto. If you need assistance creating folders, contact your Site Administrator

To map a specific Zoom meeting to a Panopto folder, do the following: 

  1. Under Meeting Import Settings, click Add New. 

  2. In the space provided under Meeting ID, enter the desired Zoom meeting ID. 
  3. From the Folder Name list, select the desired folder. 
  4. Click Save. 

Manually Transferring Zoom Recordings to Panopto

Moving Zoom Recordings to Panopto requires downloading the recordings from Zoom and then uploading them to Panopto. Be aware that you may have multiple recordings associated with a meeting. These will all be separate recordings or files in Panopto. To save time, you may want to download only one recording for each meeting and transfer that to Panopto. 
  1. Go to and click Recordings.
  2. Click the " ... " icon and select Download
  3. Go to and click My Folder.
  4. Locate the recording file you want in your Downloads folder and drag it to the Panopto window. 
  5. Repeat for each file.


Enabling Email Notifications in Panopto

There are two settings in Panopto that need to be enabled for you to receive email notifications that you have a new (Zoom or other) recording available in Panopto--on your individual User Account page, and on the Folder Settings page for each folder you'd like to receive alerts for.
  1. First, log in to
  2. Click on your name in the upper right.
  3. Click User Settings
  4. Click Notifications in the left menu
  5. Tick the box that says "Notify me via email and Microsoft Teams (if connected) when sessions finish processing."
  6. Next, visit the folder into which your Zoom recordings are going and for which you would like to enable notifications.
  7. Press the small gray gear icon in the upper right
  8. Click Settings from the left menu
  9. Tick the box that says "Notify me via email and Microsoft Teams (if connected) when sessions finish processing."
  10. Repeat steps 6-9 for any additional folders for which you need notifications enabled.

You should now receive an email notification for any new content that is published within the particular folders you have configured.


Article number: KB0034493

Valid to: April 25, 2025