Zoom is the university's video conferencing system which is supported by ITS. For Zoom technical support, contact help@its.uq.edu.au

Check Zoom Settings

  1. Launch Zoom on your computer. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the Installing Zoom guide.
  2. Click on the Settings button.


  1. Click on the Audio tab in the menu.

audio tab

  1. Click on the Test Speaker and Test Mic buttons to test your audio.

test speaker and mic

  1. Click on the Video tab in the menu.

video tab

  1. Click on the Camera dropdown menu to select your desired video source.
  2. Once you have finished checking the audio and video settings, close the Settings window.

video settings

Launch a Zoom Session

  1. Click on the Start with video button to launch a Zoom meeting.

start with video button

  1. A pop-up window will appear with audio conference options.
  2. Click on the Join with Computer Audio button. 

join with computer audio

Share your screen

  1. Click on the Share button. 

share in menu

  1. Select Screen to share your entire computer screen and any apps (i.e. PointPoint) you access during the recording.
  2. Click on the Share button to share your screen.

share screen

  1. Your screen will then be shared within the Zoom session and your webcam view will be minimised.

Record your screen

  1. Ensure your PowerPoint is in presentation mode (i.e. not editing mode) before recording.
  2. At the top of the screen, hover your cursor over the Meeting ID to view the menu options.

hover over menu

  1. Select More > Record on this Computer from the menu (or Alt + R on your keyboard) to begin the recording.


Pause and resume the recording

  1. Select More > Pause Recording from the menu (or Alt + P on your keyboard) to pause the recording throughout the session.

pause recording

  1. Select More > Resume Recording from the menu (or Alt + P on your keyboard) to resume the recording.

resume recording

Save the recording

  1. Select More > Stop Recording from the menu (or Alt + R on your keyboard) to stop and save the recording.

stop recording

  1. Select More > End Meeting from the menu (or Alt + Q on your keyboard) to end the session.

end meeting

  1. Once the video file has finished converting, it will be saved automatically as a MP4 file on your computer within C:\Users\uqabcde\Documents\zoom in an individual folder. 
  2. You can then edit the video file in your preferred video editing software if needed. 

Note: It is recommended that you upload the MP4 file to My Media within Learn.UQ for distribution and storage. For step-by-step instructions, refer to the My Media guide.