Zoom + Canvas Quickstart

Zoom + Canvas Quick Start

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IMPORTANT: Information about securing your lectures from Zoom Bombing

Overview

UCI Zoom (uci.zoom.us) is now connected to Canvas using the Zoom Pro LTI. This tool will allow you to schedule appointments with your students directly within your course space. Below is a step by step guide for getting zoom up and running in your course space, and scheduling your first session.

The guide also covers using the Cloud Recording function that comes along with all UCI Zoom accounts, allowing you to record the session and provide the recording to your students to review after the session completes.

Getting Started

Before you can start scheduling sessions, you will need to add the Zoom integration to your Canvas course space navigation menu.

  1. Inside your Canvas course space, click on "Settings" in the course navigation menu.
  2. Click on the "Navigation Tab".
  3. Scroll until you see the "Zoom" navigation item.
  4. Click on the "three dots" menu to the right of "Zoom" and choose "+Enable".
  5. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click the blue "Save" button to confirm your changes.

IMPORTANT: Information about securing your lectures from Zoom Bombing

Using the Zoom Pro LTI

The Zoom Pro LTI will allow instructors to schedule & manage meetings, see upcoming and previously scheduled meetings, and view any Cloud Recordings that you have created.

For the students, it will allow them to see upcoming and previously scheduled meetings, and view any Cloud Recordings that you have made available to them if you use the Canvas Zoom integration to schedule those meetings.

The two sections below cover creating a brand new meeting using the Canvas Zoom integration, as well as importing an existing Zoom meeting (that was schedule outside of Zoom) into your Canvas course.

Scheduling a New Zoom Meeting

  1. Click on "Zoom" in your course Navigation Menu.
    *If you have not already connected your Zoom account, you will receive a message to sign into UCI Zoom. Do so, then come back to Canvas.
  2. Next, click on the blue "Schedule a New Meeting" button in the upper right.
  3. Set a topic and description for your session.
  4. Set the date, time and duration of your meeting.
  5. If you are meeting every week at the same time, you can make it a recurring meeting.
  6. Consider setting a password for the meeting as well. This will help secure your Zoom session. Passwords are automatically included in the meeting URL when launching the meeting from Canvas, but can also be shared by sharing the meeting URL from the meeting details.
  7. If you would like to have your session automatically recorded, make sure to set the Meeting Option for "Record the meeting automatically" and choose the "In the cloud" option. This will make the recording available to your students in the "Cloud Recording" tab.
  8. The Zoom session will automatically be added to yours and your students Canvas Calendar with the meeting info and a URL for joining the meeting. It will also show up under their "Upcoming Meetings" tab inside your Canvas course space.
Zoom LTI Interfaec inside Canvas

Importing an existing Zoom meeting into your Canvas course
*Use this option if you have scheduled your Zoom sessions on the uci.zoom.us website, or through the desktop app)

  1. Click on "Zoom" in your course Navigation Menu.
    (If you have not already connected your Zoom account, you will receive a message to sign into UCI Zoom. Do so, then come back to Canvas.)
  2. Next, click on the "three dots" menu button next to the blue "Schedule a New Meeting" button in the upper right.
  3. Choose "Import Meeting"
  4. Copy/paste in the meeting ID that you want to import.
  5. The session should now be listed under upcoming meetings. If the meeting was a recurring meeting, all future instances of that meeting should show up as well.

*Meetings that are imported will not have their Cloud Recordings automatically available to students. You will receive an email notification after your Cloud Recording processes with a share link. You can email that to your students, or share it as a URL in Canvas if you would like them to access that recording.

Import Meeting dropdown menu