Zoom Cloud Retention Change 2/5

We previously announced that the Zoom cloud retention rate would change from 270 days to 120 days beginning December 18. However, we have managed to extend the date of that change to February 5, 2021.

Beginning February 5:

  • Any existing meetings or webinars recorded on or before October 8 will be removed on February 5, as they will be outside the 120-day retention window.
    • Remember that any links to these recordings will no longer be valid.
  • After February 5, your remaining recordings will be removed once they pass the 120-day mark. For example, a meeting recorded on November 1, 2020, will be removed from the Zoom cloud on March 1, 2021.
  • All new meetings and webinars recorded to the Zoom cloud will remain for 120 days.

Keep in mind, the Zoom cloud has always been a temporary storage solution. If you are recording your class sessions to share with students during the current semester, the new retention schedule of 120 days will continue to meet that need. If you plan to share content semester-over-semester, you will need to select a permanent storage location that works best for you.

The Office of Distance Education and eLearning (ODEE) supports Mediasite, a tool that is ideal for sharing videos with students. You can upload your recordings and other media directly to mediasite.osu.edu and then embed your recordings in CarmenCanvas. Mediasite also allows for oganization of content through folders, catalogs and channels, to meet a variety of sharing needs. Any class lectures or other academic recordings should use Mediasite for long-term storage.

Visit the Teaching and Learning Resource Center to learn more about saving and sharing Zoom cloud recordings using Mediasite and Carmen.