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Large Zoom Meetings with over 200



We have a large meeting with over 200 attendees and need to record the faces of all attendees while the event is going.  How do we do that for attendance tracking?  Help!



Community Champion | Zoom Employee
Community Champion | Zoom Employee

Why do you need to record all their faces for attendance tracking? The attendee reports that Zoom provides would tell you exactly when each participant joined and left the session:


If you must record all their faces, this will be a very difficult task. Recording the gallery view of participants will allow you capture up to 49 participants per gallery view page, but recordings will by default only record the first page of gallery view. It might be possible with this method: 

  1. Start the meeting and create a custom gallery view order. It doesn't have to be very complex, just move at least one person to create a custom order. 
  2. Once a custom order is in place, choose the Follow Host's Video Order option in view settings, which will force this view for everyone. 
  3. The host will also need to give a few other participants the option to record locally. 
  4. These participants will each go to a specific page of the gallery view order and begin recording locally. This *should* capture that page and just that page of the gallery view, while the others recording are capturing the other gallery view pages. 

I have not tested this to confirm it would work, but I am 85% sure it should work. The main downsides would be that: 

  • It will be difficult to ensure everyone has their videos on, as the host cannot force that. 
  • There will be a few participants that will be recording pages of the gallery view and unable to view the presenters on the first page. 

Hope that helps and please make sure to mark the solution as accepted if this information is what you needed.