Using Zoom Meetings in Canvas

Zoom is a web conferencing tool available in Canvas. To be enabled, it has to be added to the course navigation menu. Zoom can be used to schedule lectures, group meetings or appointments. Students can join any virtual meeting directly through Canvas and can review any recorded sessions through the Zoom Meetings link.

The videos below explain how to use Zoom to schedule meetings and office hours in Canvas.

Using Zoom to schedule meetings in Canvas (7.31)

Using Zoom to schedule office hours in Canvas (4.05)

How students can join a Zoom session in Canvas

Once in Canvas students can simply click the Join button, either from the Zoom Meetings link, or through the Canvas course calendar.

Screenshot taken in student view, showing how students can join virtual sessions through the Zoom Meetings link in the course navigation menu and access recordings.

Screenshot taken in student view, showing how students can join Zoom meetings from the Canvas course calendar.

Other advantages of using Zoom are:

Now that Zoom is available in Canvas it is time to try it out. Webex (MEETS) is only available in Canvas until Spring 2022.

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