The Zoom integration for Canvas allows faculty to schedule Zoom meetings right within Canvas, for class meetings and for office hours. If you are planning to use Zoom for class meetings, we highly recommend scheduling those Zoom meetings within your Canvas course, rather than using the Zoom desktop app. The benefits to scheduling Zoom class meetings within your Canvas course are:
- Your students will have access and reminders to join class meetings right from Canvas.
- You don’t have to email or otherwise send meeting invitations, links, or passwords to students, which they might then lose.
- Students don’t have to keep track of meeting links or passwords.
- If you cloud record your Zoom meetings that you’ve scheduled within Canvas, you and your students will have direct access to those recordings right from Canvas.