At a Glance

Have a question? Explore a list of frequently asked questions about using Zoom below.


Are all my Zoom meetings automatically recorded?

No, but when scheduling a Zoom meeting through your Canvas course, on the Zoom website, or the Zoom desktop app, you can choose to record your meeting to the Zoom Cloud.

As a Meeting Host or Co-host, you can also choose to record the meeting “on-the-fly” by clicking the Record button in the Meeting Controls.

Should I record my Zoom meetings to the cloud or locally?

We recommend recording your Zoom meetings to the Zoom Cloud, not locally. Not only are these recordings easier to share, they also ensure your meeting recording is backed up. There are also many additional recording features available with cloud recordings, such as Smart Recording and recording separate video files for Active Speaker, Gallery View, and Shared Screen. Visit your settings page and click on Recording on the top. This will show all of the things you can record with cloud recordings.

Concurrent Meetings

Can I host concurrent meetings?

Yes, you can host two meetings at the same time.

Can I join multiple meetings simultaneously on my Desktop app?

While we recommend sticking with one meeting, you can go into your Profile Settings via and enable “Join different meetings simultaneously on your desktop.” This will allow you to click multiple meeting links.

Can I use Zoom on multiple devices?

You can be signed in to Zoom on one computer, one tablet, and one phone at a time. If you sign in to an additional device while logged into another device of the same type, you will be logged out automatically on the first device.

Zoom does not permit sharing accounts with multiple individuals in their Terms of Service.

Share Recordings

How do I share a Zoom meeting recording outside of the university or on a public website?

Refer to How to Add or Remove Passcode Protection for a Zoom Meeting Recording.

Can I share a Zoom meeting recording with a non-MIT participant?

Refer to How to Add or Remove Passcode Protection for a Zoom Meeting Recording.