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Scheduling a Zoom Meeting for a Canvas Course – Instructor

Scheduling the Meeting

  1. Sign in to with your UMKC username and password.
  2. Click My Meetings, then Schedule a New Meeting.
    new zoom meeting
  3. Typing the meeting topic and choose meeting options. Watch the video below for details.
    NOTE: If you would like to schedule a persistent meeting with no time limit, check the Recurring meeting box and choose No Fixed Time.
    meeting time
  4. Click Save.

Retrieving Meeting Info

  1. Go to My Meetings and click on the meeting name.
    meeting info
  2. You will find the meeting link as below.
    meeting link
    Click Copy the Invitation to reveal more meeting details, including call-in numbers.
  3. Copy the information that you need.

Sharing the Meeting with Students

You can post the link and call-in numbers in a Canvas course so students can join the meeting. Students and guests do not need a Zoom account to join.

There are multiple ways to share a meeting in Canvas. See below as an example of how to post the meeting link in a module. Other methods including the announcement and course calendar.

Posting a Zoom Meeting link in a Course Module

  1. Enter the course in Canvas and click Modules in the navigation.
  2. Click +Module, and type in a name such as Zoom Meetings.
  3. Click the + button of the new module to add the link.
    add meeting
  4. Choose External URL from the dropdown menu.
    ext url
  5. Paste the meeting link in to the URL field, type in the page name, and check Load in a new tab.
    url 2
  6. Click Add Item.
  7. Make sure both the module and the link are published.
    publish meeting

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