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.
- All UMKC users can have a basic account free of charge.
- Pro accounts are currently only available to instructors who use Zoom for teaching in Canvas. To request for a Pro account for teaching, complete the UMKC Zoom Pro Account Request form.
Host up to 100 participants All Basic features + 40 minutes limit on group meetings Up to 100 participants Unlimited time for 1 to 1 meetings Unlimited time for any meeting Unlimited number of meetings Local + Cloud recordings Local recording to computer only Teleconference (toll number)
If you are not a teaching faculty, and the basic features are not adequate for your needs, request for a WebEx account here.
WebEx is a web-conferencing tool that works similarly as Zoom.
Activating a Basic Zoom Account
To activate your Basic account and start using Zoom immediately, go to https://umkc.zoom.us, click Sign In, and enter your UMKC username and password. You will be able to start using Zoom as a basic user immediately.
Watch the Getting Started Videos
Download the Zoom desktop client
How to schedule meetings
How to host a meeting
How to create and share recordings
Find more instructions and tips in the Zoom Help Center
Before joining a Zoom meeting for the first time:
- Watch the video below for instructions.
- 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.
2. Under the Upcoming Meetings tab, click the “Join” button of the meeting.
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.
If your instructor had recorded a meeting, the recordings will be accessible via the Zoom link in the course.
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.
Zoom 24/7 support: 888-799-9666