Adding Watermarks to Your Zoom Meetings- Faculty and Staff

Zoom allows for watermarking both the video and audio within your meetings. This can help to identify who has recorded a meeting if you otherwise would not like the content of the meeting shared. Please Note: doing so will limit your Zoom meeting to only members of Davidson College.

Audio Watermarks: The Audio Watermark, or Audio Signature, feature embeds a user’s personal information into the audio as an inaudible watermark if they record during a meeting. If the audio file is shared without permission, Zoom can help identify which participant recorded the meeting. 

Video watermarks: Video watermarks embeds a watermark of the user who is recording the meeting across the screen. and video. For instance, the user John Doe, with email, would have "jodoe" watermarked on any recordings he made of any zoom meeting with watermarks enabled. 

Enabling Watermarks

To enable watermarks for a meeting, you will need to schedule the meeting through the web portal. Additionally, meetings will be restricted to members of the Davidson College Community. Please reach out to T&I at with any questions on this. 
  1. Sign in to the Zoom web Portal, 
  2. Click "Meetings", and then select "Schedule a New Meeting
  3. Scroll down to "Meeting Options", and select "Only authenticated users can join"
  4. Select "Add watermark that identifies the viewing participant" for video watermarks, and "Add audio watermark that identifies the participants" for audio watermarks. 
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