How To Edit Zoom Recording In Canvas

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As a frequent user of Zoom for online meetings and classes, I’ve found the ability to record sessions to be incredibly valuable. It allows me to revisit important discussions, take detailed notes, and share the content with others who may have missed the live session. However, sometimes these recordings may require some editing before sharing them on Canvas, the learning management system I use for my online courses.

In this article, I’ll guide you through the process of editing Zoom recordings in Canvas, step by step. Whether you need to trim a lengthy video, remove any unnecessary sections, or enhance the overall quality, I’ll cover it all.

Step 1: Downloading the Zoom Recording

The first step is to download the Zoom recording from the Zoom web portal. After logging in to your Zoom account, navigate to the “Recordings” tab. Select the recording you wish to edit and click on the “Download” button. The recording will be saved to your local device in MP4 format.

Step 2: Uploading the Recording to Canvas

Once you have downloaded the Zoom recording, log in to your Canvas account and access the course where you want to upload the edited video. Go to the desired location within the course, such as a module or assignment, and click on the “Upload” button. Select the Zoom recording file from your device, and Canvas will upload it to the course.

Step 3: Editing the Recording in Canvas

Canvas provides a basic video editor that allows you to trim the beginning and end of your recording. To access the video editor, click on the uploaded recording in Canvas. On the video playback page, you’ll see an “Edit” button below the video player. Click on it, and the video editor interface will open.

In the video editor, you can drag the timeline markers to select the desired start and end points of your video. Use the player controls to preview the trimmed section and make any necessary adjustments. Once you’re satisfied with the edits, click on the “Save” button to apply them.

Step 4: Enhancing the Video Quality

If you’re not happy with the overall quality of your Zoom recording, Canvas also offers options to enhance the video. In the video editor, click on the “Enhancements” tab. Here, you can adjust the brightness, contrast, saturation, and other visual settings to improve the video’s appearance. Experiment with different settings until you achieve the desired result, and remember to save your changes before exiting the video editor.


Editing Zoom recordings in Canvas is a straightforward process that allows you to tailor your videos to your specific needs. By following the steps outlined in this article, you’ll be able to trim, remove, and enhance your recordings to create a more engaging learning experience for yourself and your peers.

Remember, editing Zoom recordings is not just about removing mistakes or irrelevant content, but also about adding personal touches and commentary to make the content more relatable and meaningful. So don’t be afraid to inject your own personality and insights into the videos before sharing them on Canvas.