Instructors can create scheduled or recurring Zoom meetings for their class and post the link within Canvas. Students will simply click the link to join the session, download the software and start participating.
Download the Zoom client to your computer and install it. Once installed, all Zoom events can be initiated by launching the Zoom client, similar to using Skype or FaceTime.
When you launch the Zoom client for the first time, select the Sign In and make sure you choose the option to “Sign in with SSO” (SSO stands for “Single Sign On” and relates to our email@example.com accounts at DU).
When prompted for company domain, type udenver.
You will then be prompted to sign in with your firstname.lastname@example.org username and password. This is the same password as you use for Pioneerweb, email and Canvas.
The Zoom client will launch and display a window similar to the one below.
From this screen, click on the Schedule icon.
Topic: Choose a topic/name for your meeting.
When: Select a date and time for your meeting.
Timezone: By default, Zoom will use your computer’s time zone setting. To change the time zone, click on the highlighted link.
Recurring meeting: Choose if you would like a recurring meeting for which the meeting URL does not change. (Recommended for Canvas)
Video (when joining meeting): default video to on or off for host and/or participants
Audio Options: choose whether to allow users to call in via Telephone, VOIP, or both. (Recommend leaving as Both)
Password (optional): You can enter a password here. Participants will be required to enter this password before joining your scheduled meeting, so be certain to tell them the password along with the meeting URL.
Enable join before host: Allow participants to join your meeting before you. (Recommended)
Calendar: Add to any selected calendar and send out invitations to participants. (Recommend ‘Other Calendars’ to copy and paste the information into Canvas)
Schedule: Click here to finish and open up the calendar you have selected.
We recommend that instructors place this meeting URL into an Announcement, a Page, a Module item (if you are using modules), or a Canvas Inbox message. There’s no ‘wrong’ place to put the URL in Canvas, but these choices are the most common.
Example: URL pasted into an Announcement in the course.
Student will simply need to click the URL to join the scheduled Zoom meeting. If this is the first time they have used Zoom, they will be prompted to download the software automatically. They will not need to login to Zoom to join the meeting.
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