Use Zoom in Canvas

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Before you begin

Standard Zoom meetings support up to 300 simultaneous participants. Licenses for large meetings (up to 500 participants) and webinars in two sizes (up to 1,000 or 3,000 participants) are available to faculty and staff; to request a license, email UITS Videoconferencing Support.

For more, see Use Zoom for large video meetings or webinars at IU.

Using this feature in Canvas to add Zoom will not ensure students are authenticated or identified. Students will still need to log into the Zoom Client prior to selecting the link in Canvas. This also will be necessary to bypass a user's waiting room, if a user has configured to only allow certain users to bypass.

Add Zoom to a Canvas course

To add Zoom as an external tool to a Canvas course:

  1. In Zoom, create a meeting, and then copy the meeting's join URL.
    • If you don't know your meeting's join URL, go to and select your meeting topic. Next to "Join URL", copy the meeting URL.
    • You cannot use a Personal Link (that is, a vanity room name) for this URL.
  2. Open your course in Canvas, access the Modules tool, and then either create a new module or edit an existing module.
  3. Add a content item to the module, and select External Tool.
  4. Select Zoom.
  5. In the "URL" field, enter the meeting's join URL that you copied in step 1.
  6. If you wish, change the "Page Name" to something descriptive.
  7. If desired, check Load this tool in a new tab.
  8. Select Add item to save.
  9. To the right of the LTI tool link, select the Publish icon.
  10. If the module is not yet published, select the Publish icon to the right of the module title.
  11. Select the link for the app to test the integration.

If you want to add a link to your meeting in the course navigation, right-click the module element you created using the instructions above, and copy the URL. Then follow the instructions in Add web resources to your course navigation in Canvas to create a redirect to that module element.

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Last modified on 2024-06-13 09:59:18.