As SMU shifted to an online and hybrid environment in the Spring of 2020, Zoom and Panopto became two of the most important technical resources for students, faculty, and staff across our campus. With the sudden increase in usage, our Zoom and Panopto cloud storage tools for recorded Meetings and Class Meetings have reached an inflection point as SMU must renew our licensing agreement with Panopto. To relieve Panopto storage, which should only be utilized for regularly-used asynchronous course materials for active courses, SMU introduced a retention policy for Panopto and Zoom recordings.
Starting January 1, 2023, any recordings saved to Zoom Cloud storage will be retained in the Zoom Cloud for 30 days, after which the recordings will be deleted from the Zoom Cloud. Any recordings already on the Zoom Cloud for 30 days or more when the schedule takes effect will also be deleted. Once the recordings are deleted, you will have 30 days to retrieve any recordings from your trash can and return the video to your Zoom cloud. Links to any deleted recordings will no longer be valid.
Only Zoom cloud recordings scheduled via Zoom 2.0 in Canvas or mapped to Panopto will be saved to Panopto automatically.