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Using Zoom in Canvas Courses

Zoom is the recommended web-conferencing tool for UMKC Canvas courses. If you teach or take classes in Canvas, refer to the links below for specific instructions.

Zoom is a web-conferencing software that allows users to schedule and attend online meetings with computers or mobile devices. You can share audio, video, desktop and more with other participants.

There are two types of Zoom accounts, Basic and Pro.

Getting Started

Before joining a Zoom meeting for the first time:

  1. Watch the video below for instructions.
  2. Access the Test Link to download the Zoom launcher and join a test meeting. See the Zoom Launcher Plugin page for instructions on different browsers.

Join a Zoom Meeting in Canvas

1. Log into your Canvas course, and click on Zoom in the navigation.

Zoom link in Canvas

2. Under the Upcoming Meetings tab, click the “Join” button of the meeting.

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Participate in a Meeting

Watch the Meeting Control Overview below for your options in a meeting as a student.

You may need to configuring Audio & Video after joining in the meeting for the first time.

Depends on the instructor’s settings, you might be able to use your microphone, webcam and the Chat feature to communicate with others, or share desktop and annotate.

If the icon of a feature is mission or grayed out, it is probably disabled by the instructor. Review the Attendee Control guide for explanations of each icon and get familiar with your options.

Accessing Recordings

If your instructor had recorded a meeting, the recordings will be accessible via the Zoom link in the course.

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Each recording will be available online for 30 days. After the recording is removed from the Zoom Link, your instructor might publish a copy in the Media Gallery link. Contact the instructor if you have problem accessing a recording.

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