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Enabling Zoom within a Canvas Course

Zoom is hidden by default within Canvas courses. This article describes how to add the Zoom tool to your navigation menu.

Users affiliated with Yale School of Medicine or Yale School of Nursing (or any other Yale user with a HIPAA compliant Zoom account) should add the "Zoom HIPAA" tool in the navigation menu. Using the "Zoom" entry may result in an error when selected in the course navigation.

The instructions to enable Zoom HIPAA are the same as the instructions to enable standard Zoom.

  1. In your Canvas course, click "Settings" in the navigation menu.
  2. Click the "Navigation" tab across the top.


  1. Drag the "Zoom" (or Zoom HIPAA) tool from the lower list to the upper, enabled list of course items.
  2. Click "Save" when done. The Zoom tool will now be in your course navigation menu.

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