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Scheduling a Zoom Meeting from within Canvas

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Creating Zoom meetings from within Canvas has some major advantages.

  • Your entire class list is automatically invited to the meeting.
  • Your meeting is automatically added to the Canvas class calendar.

Unhiding Zoom

By default, Zoom is "hidden" in the navigation column of your course. Before you can start using it, you'll need to unhide it in your settings.

  1. Login to
  2. Navigate to your class.
  3. Click Settings in the navigation pane on the left of the page
  4. Click the Navigation tab at the top of the page
  5. In the list of hidden items at the bottom of the page, find Zoom and click the options icon (...) and select Enable, or drag the item into the course navigation list above.

  6. Click Save at the bottom of the page.
    Result: A link to Zoom will now be visible in the navigation pane to the left of the page and will appear in the toolbar of the rich text editor.

Creating a Meeting

  1. Login to
  2. Navigate to your course.
  3. Click on Zoom in the navigation tab.
    You may need to authorize the app the first time you use Zoom from within Canvas.
    Result: The Zoom screen opens.

  4. Click Schedule a New Meeting
  5. Enter your meeting settings. You do not need to list attendees. All the members of your class, instructors, and TAs will be automatically invited to the meeting.
    Remember, your meeting must use at least one of the waiting room feature or a passcode. This is for the security of your meeting and to reduce disruptive behavior in Zoom.

  6. Click Save.
    Result: Your meeting will be scheduled and all the members of your class list invited. It will automatically appear in the course's calendar.
  7. When it's time to start the meeting, simply return to the zoom screen in Canvas and click the Start button.
    Result: Zoom opens and your meeting begins.

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Last Modified:

April 05, 2022

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