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How to enable Zoom in Canvas (Instructors)

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By default, Zoom is hidden and not visible in your Canvas navigation. For instructors to schedule and launch Zoom meetings and for students to access sessions and recordings, instructors must first enable Zoom in Canvas.

1. To enable Zoom, first select the Course in which you are using Zoom for in your Dashboard.

canvas course dashboard

2. Go to course Settings.

canvas course settings

3. Next, select the Navigation tab at the top of the page.

canvas course navigation

3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to find Zoom.

finding zoom in canvas course navigation

4. Once you have found Zoom, click on the three dots located to the right of Zoom, then press on Enable.

enable zoom in canvas

5. Zoom will now be visible in your navigation items.

You can see it's location in navigation if you scroll up.

6. Move the Zoom tab to appear where you would like in the navigation bar.

move zoom in navigation bar canvas

Success! Zoom is now activated in your Course Navigation and can be viewed.

You can start scheduling meetings now directly through Canvas.

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Students can now see the Zoom link as well. To check, simply click Student View and see the link displayed.

click student view in canvas

Student View:

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Additional Support

Learn more about all the things you can do with Zoom in Canvas.

Need help with something else? Contact Canvas Support, or your local or district IT help desk.


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