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Displaying & Joining Zoom Meetings from Canvas

When clicking on the Zoom tool in Canvas, instructors (hosts) have a slightly different view than students in the course.

Displaying meetings in Canvas as host

As the host of the meeting you will see tabs for your upcoming meetings, previous meetings, personal meeting room and cloud recordings. Please note that your upcoming meetings will list only meetings associated with this course. The personal meeting room and cloud recording tabs are not visible to students. Additionally, if another instructor or TA schedules a meeting in the class it will appear in the list of upcoming meetings.

Zoom tool page for Host

Joining Meetings as the host

When you are ready to start your meeting, log into Canvas and do the following:

  1. Go to your course site.
  2. Click on the Zoom tool [1] in your course navigation menu.  
  3. Once in the Zoom tool, find the scheduled session and click the Start button [2].
Host joins by going to Zoom and clicking the Start button
  1. A new tab will open in your browser and you will be prompted to open Zoom - click the Open Zoom Meetings button [3].
Click Open Zoom Meetings to open Zoom and join

Check the Zoom help guides for information about Audio Settings and Video Settings.

Displaying meetings in Canvas as student

Students will only see tabs for upcoming meetings and previous meetings and do not have the ability to schedule meetings in the class. Currently, the recordings column will not display session recordings if you have recorded your meeting. If you wish to make a recording available to your students, you can download the recording from Zoom and upload in the Media Library.

Zoom tool page for Participant

Joining Meetings as a student

When you are ready to join a meeting, you will need to log into Canvas and do the following:

  1. Click on the Zoom tool [1] in the course navigation menu.  
  2. Once in the Zoom tool, find the scheduled session and click the Join button [2].
Participant goes to Zoom and clicks Join
  1. A new tab will open in your browser and you will be prompted to open Zoom - click the Open Zoom Meetings button [3].
Click Open Zoom Meetings to open Zoom and join

Check the Zoom help guides for information about Audio Settings and Video Settings.

For more information, please refer to these helpful links: