The Echo360-Zoom Connection

Filed in Announcements, Featured Tools by on February 27, 2021

The Echo360 – Zoom Connection

For Echo360 users, or those who might become Echo360 users, here’s good news: your Zoom cloud recordings can be ingested by Echo360 and placed in your personal libraries and course sites. Why is this good? For starters, it allows you to keep all your video content in one place.

You don’t have to deal with multiple video storage platforms. And you don’t have to take that step – if your current practice is to record the Zoom meeting to your own computer – of manually uploading the video file to Echo360. Echo360 now just gobbles them up – as long as you’ve recorded to the cloud, that is.


What is the Zoom cloud? It’s a place to store your recordings that’s on the internet. People like to store video there so they don’t have to store the video files on their own machines. But recordings don’t live on the Zoom cloud forever. That’s why making arrangements for your Zoom videos to move to other servers, like Echo360, is important.


Step 1: Enable Zoom Recordings on Echo360

From your Canvas site, click the Echo360 button on the left. Click the gear wheel on the right and then click Account Settings.


Make sure the switch to “Automatically copy Zoom recordings to Echo360” is on.

Once this switch is on, Echo360 basically takes a look into your Zoom account. It sees your upcoming meetings – singular and recurring. In the drop down on the right, it gives you options of where you might like these meeting recordings to go. All recordings – once you’ve chosen to record to the cloud – are copied to your Echo360 personal library. But you can also choose to have them populate in a course section – which is kind of like a folder. It’s this course section which is connected to your Canvas site via the Echo360 button.

You can see below that I’ve decided to route my “Echo360 – Community of Practice” Zoom meetings to my EdM section for the testing term. For you, it might be that you want your upcoming FP520 Zoom meetings routed to your FP520 Echo360 section for the Spring 2021 term, for example.




Record Your Zoom Meeting


Now that you’ve mapped your Zoom recordings to their specific location on Echo360, remember that you’ve got to email to request the cloud recording option in Zoom. Once enabled, the next time you start a recording in Zoom, you can choose to record to the cloud.



Record your meeting in Zoom. When you end the meeting, the video will upload to the Zoom cloud. Once Echo360 “hears” that it’s there, it’s going to make a copy of it and bring it over to live in the Echo360 cloud. There it will reside in your Echo360 library AND your specific course section, if you’ve enabled that.

For a video version of directions on using the Echo360/Zoom integration, click here. For more information on sharing a video with your students via Echo360, please click here.

Any questions about the Echo360-Zoom integration? Let us know by emailing

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Sophie Jagannathan is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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