External App: Zoom

Zoom within Canvas allow you to schedule and display meetings directly in your Canvas course page. Students can view upcoming Zoom sessions and join them from the Zoom section within your course. 

NEW TO ZOOM?  Click for information on how to log into Zoom for the first time

To log into Zoom for the first time, please follow these steps to create your account:

  1. Navigate to the Yale Zoom website.
  2. Select the “Sign In” button.
  3. Enter your Yale NetID and NetID Password.
  4. Download and install the Zoom Client for virtual classroom software.
  5. When the application launches, select the “Sign in with SSO” button (pictured below).
  6. After you’ve logged in for the first time, test your internet connection by joining a sample meeting.

GUEST ACCOUNT WARNING

Guest accounts (non-Yale NetID accounts) cannot schedule Zoom meetings through Canvas.  

Guest accounts with a student-level role (Student, Guest Student, Auditor, Shopper, etc...) can attend Zoom meetings.

The new Zoom Pro LTI was installed July 22, 2019.  Updates and features of the new LTI include:

  • Scheduled meetings will automatically appear on the course Calendar & Syllabus Course Summary section.
  • Deleted meeting will automatically be removed from the course Calendar & Syllabus Course Summary section.
  • Instructor view will only show meetings scheduled for the course they are currently in.
  • Instructor view will display all meetings scheduled for the course regardless of who created the meeting.

Enabling Zoom within a Canvas course

Zoom is hidden by default within Canvas courses. If you wish to use Zoom in Canvas, you will first need enable it in your course navigation menu.

Scheduling meetings within Canvas

Zoom within Canvas allow you to schedule and display meetings directly in your Canvas course page. Students can view upcoming Zoom sessions and join them from the Zoom section within your course. 

Adding a Co-Host / Alternative Host

Calendar Notifications

Displaying & joining meetings

How to access and download cloud recordings

How to upload recording files into Media Library

For more information, please refer to these helpful links: