Alamo Colleges District

How to create a Zoom account in Canvas

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As a student or instructor of the Alamo Colleges, it would be useful and efficient to create a Zoom account directly through Canvas. In order to do so, you must first enable Zoom in Canvas Course settings. If you have not done so, you can learn how to do that here.

Follow this guide to setup your Zoom account in Canvas.

Create a Zoom account in Canvas

Now that Zoom has been enabled in Canvas, if you already have an account through the Alamo Colleges you will be immediately directed to schedule your first meeting. Otherwise, Canvas will automatically direct you to create an account.

  1. Confirm your First Name and your Last Name
  2. Change your Time Zone
  3. Add your Password
  4. Select Activate my account

Success! Your account has now been created and you will be able to use Zoom inside Canvas.

You will receive a confirmation email with a link to sign in to Zoom if you wish to use it outside of Canvas.

NOTE: Some advanced settings in Zoom need to be configured directly through your Zoom Account page. You can do that by logging in here:

Additional Support

Need help with something else? Contact Zoom support or your local or district IT help desk.


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