Use Zoom in Canvas

You can add Zoom as an external tool to a Canvas course, ensuring that students can authenticate and be identified when they access a Zoom meeting from a Canvas course. To do so:

  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 click 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. Click Add item to save.
  9. To the right of the LTI tool link, click the Publish icon.
  10. If the module is not yet published, click the Publish icon to the right of the module title.
  11. Click 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 2020-02-21 12:32:57.

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