In order to make an audio transcript with Zoom, you must have a Zoom Licensed (Pro) account. If you are a U of R employee and have set up a free Basic Zoom account at www.zoom.us using a uregina.ca email account, you can request a Licensed Pro account to allow for unlimited meetings over 40 min. in length. For more information on using Zoom, go to
The key thing to remember when changing settings is to not be confused by the closed captioning options and the audio transcripts options.
If you enable closed captioning options, you are creating the option for someone in a Zoom meeting to do live captioning.
If you enable audio transcript features, you are enabling an auto-generated audio transcript.
With the above distinction in mind, this article will provide step by step instruction for enabling Audio Transcript recording.
You must save to the cloud to generate and audio transcript
Cloud recordings will only stay in the cloud for 30 days
Your audio transcript can be edited in notepad or in Zoom Pro, but download your transcript either way.
Having a script will make editing the audio transcript easier.
Your audio transcript will be a .vtt file, which is compatible with YouTube