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Displaying and 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 a Host

As the host of the meeting, you will see a tab in the Zoom section of your course for your "Upcoming Meetings," "Previous Meetings," "Personal Meeting Room," and "Cloud Recordings."

All of your scheduled meetings will appear under the "Upcoming Meetings" tab with their "Start Time," "Topic," "Meeting ID," and options to "Start" and Delete" that meeting displayed.

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.

Joining Meetings as a Host

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

  1. Go to your course site and click on the "Zoom" tool in your course navigation menu.
  2. Once in the Zoom tool, find the scheduled session under the "Upcoming Meetings" tab and click 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.

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

Displaying Meetings in Canvas as a Student

In the Zoom section of your course, students will only see tabs for "Upcoming Meetings" and "Previous Meetings," and do not have the ability to schedule meetings in the class.

The "Cloud Recordings" tab will not display session recordings to students if you have recorded your meeting to the cloud. If you wish to make a recording available to your students, you can use the Zoom / Media Library integration, or manually upload your Zoom session to the Media Library from local or cloud recordings.

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. Once in your course, click on the "Zoom" tool in the course navigation menu.  
  2. Once in the Zoom tool, find the scheduled session under the "Upcoming Meetings" tab and click the "Join" button.
  1. A new tab will open in your browser and you will be prompted to open Zoom. Click the "Open Zoom Meetings" button.

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

For more information, please refer to these helpful links:

For more help, please contact canvas@yale.edu.