From June 22, 2021 LSE will be implementing a 90 day Zoom cloud recordings retention policy. This has previously been announced in the March Eden Centre Curriculum Shift newsletter.
This means that all Zoom sessions recorded to “the cloud” will be retained for a period of 90 days, after which they will be automatically deleted.
This will apply retrospectively from June 22 so that all recordings made before March 24th, 2021 will be deleted.
Where a teacher also has an Echo 360 account linked to their LSE email address, all of their Zoom session recordings are automatically copied to their Echo 360 personal library. These "Echo 360" copies will not be deleted after 90 days.
All links made directly from Moodle courses to Zoom cloud recordings should be removed and replaced with links to their Echo 360 counterparts. This needs to be completed before the LSE Moodle Archive is created for this academic year on June 21. See our Echo 360 guide for help on how to publish and link to Echo 360 recordings that originated from Zoom.
If you are not an LSE teacher or your Zoom cloud recordings have not been automatically copied to Echo 360 then you need to transfer them to your LSE Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage if you wish to retain your recordings.
The new policy is required as LSE does not have unlimited Zoom cloud recording storage and after a year of online lectures we have now reached our full capacity. Echo 360 provides storage of recordings for up to 4 years and keeping long-term copies of these recordings on Zoom would mean unnecessary duplication and a waste of LSE resource.
The most up-to-date update version of this policy is always available on the Eden Centre Help wiki.
Please contact the Eden Centre digital education team if you have any questions regarding this policy.