Zoom: Canvas Integration


In our UT Zoom environment, instructors may schedule and start their Zoom sessions via the Zoom desktop application or the UT Zoom web interface at tennessee.zoom.us. There is a third option available for instructors, though, and that is to integrate Zoom within the Canvas course.

An example of the Zoom item appearing in a Canvas course menu.

Before engaging this option, please consider the information below.

After integrating Zoom into the Canvas course,

  • Students will automatically receive a notification when Zoom classes are scheduled and when a Zoom Cloud recording is available.
  • Zoom class sessions will appear on the course calendar.
  • Instead, schedule the session via our site at tennessee.zoom us or via the Zoom desktop application, and then paste the meeting and/or recording link into the Online@UT (Canvas) course site at your convenience. Or, upload the recording to Canvas Studio and share it from that service. Panopto is another storage and streaming service that is available in an Online@UT (Canvas) course.

If you have a merged course and engage the Canvas-Zoom integration, students in all sections will have access to each Zoom class session. This may be confusing for classes that meet at different dates and times. We recommend communicating with students in a merged class regarding their class meeting times, and we recommend adding the day, time, and section number to the title or description of the Zoom session. In this case, the Canvas-Zoom integration may not be the preferred option for scheduling sessions.

For more information on how to get started with integrating Zoom within your Canvas course, visit our Canvas-Zoom instructions page.

Also, please note that the Canvas-Zoom integration is not available for Zoom accounts in the UT Zoom HIPAA environment.


Accessing Zoom Cloud Recordings

The Canvas-Zoom integration includes a list of the Zoom Cloud recordings completed within that course site. Instructors and students may select the Zoom course menu item, and then the Cloud Recordings tab, to view recordings.

An example of the Zoom tabs within a Canvas course.

The latest version of the Canvas-Zoom integration includes an option to view All My Zoom Meetings/Recordings. This option is for instructors only.

A list of Zoom Cloud recordings is available via the UT Zoom website, too. To access a list of recording files, including chat files and transcripts (if applicable):

  1. Go to tennessee.zoom.us.
  2. Select Create or Edit Account and sign in with your UT NetID and password. 
  3. Select Recordings in the left-side menu. 





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Wed 1/20/21 1:04 PM
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