To hold Canvas course meetings using Zoom, you will want to do these things:

  1. Add Zoom to your Canvas course navigation
  2. Schedule the meeting through the Zoom link in your Canvas course navigation
  3. Direct your students to the Zoom link in your Canvas course navigation

1. Add Zoom to your Canvas course navigation

Follow these steps to add Zoom to your Canvas course navigation 

2. Schedule the meeting through the Zoom link in your Canvas course navigation

Click on the Zoom link in your course
Click the 'Schedule a New Meeting' button


Screenshot highlighting 'Schedule a New Meeting' button in upper right corner


Type your course section, the meeting pattern and time or something similar into the "Topic' field
Type a description with the course section, meeting pattern and time in the 'Description' field

Screenshot highlighting Topic and Description


Do NOT fill in the 'When' and 'Duration' fields
Next click the box next to 'Recurring meeting' and choose 'No Fixed Time' from the 'Recurrence' drop down menu

Screenshot highlighting location of Recurring meeting and No Fixed Time location

Do not require require 'Registration'
We recommend only checking the 'Passcode' box in the 'Security section

Screenshot showing location of Passcode setting

We recommend setting the following meeting configurations:

Screenshot showing additional settings

We recommend adding an alternate host email in case you need someone else to start your course meeting for you as a backup

Screenshot showing alternate host email example and save button

Review your settings and click 'Save'
You will see your meeting details, including a link you can share with your students


Screenshot with meeting details and Zoom  link


You can also direct your students to click on the Zoom link when they are in your course and they can easily join the meeting

Screenshot with Student view and Join button


Following these steps will allow you to use a single link and meeting ID for each of your courses.