Zoom: Enable Recording Disclaimer

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records and personally identifying information. Learn more by reviewing Zoom's FERPA guide.

Privacy options within your Zoom settings include the ability to require students to acknowledge that recording will take place and they have been notified. Students can then opt-out of the meeting, take extra privacy measures, and/or proceed.

As a host, you can send a Zoom recording acknowledgment to participants in your session. Make sure to discuss privacy options available to students prior to sending the FERPA acknowledgment and starting a recording.

To enable the Recording Disclaimer:

  1. Go to umn.zoom.us and Log in.
  2. Select Settings
  3. Select the Recording tab at the top of the Settings page.
  4. Find Recording notifications - Zoom clients to modify your recording disclaimer options.
    Zoom Recording disclaimer options with Default UMN settings Guest only selected.
    • To show a recording disclaimer in all recorded meetings, select All participants.
      Zoom recording disclaimer, All participants selected.
    • To play a voice prompt recording disclaimer in all recorded meetings, select All participants.
      "Play voice prompt for" setting with options All participants, Guest only, No one. All participants selected.
      • To turn off voice prompt, choose No one.
  5. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​To display a confirmation prompt for the host prior to any recording select the checkbox Ask host to confirm before starting a recording.

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