I'm an instructor and I'm interested in the Canvas/Zoom integration for my class. What are some considerations with the integration?

As a review, all accounts on our UT Zoom license may schedule and lead sessions from the Zoom Desktop application and/or our UT Zoom site at tennessee.zoom.us. The Canvas/Zoom integration is another option available for instructors in an Online@UT (Canvas) course. Please review the instructions on this page to get started with the integration, as well as the items below.

Why engage the Canvas/Zoom integration?

  • Zoom class meetings are automatically added to the course calendar.
  • A notification is sent to every student automatically when a new Zoom session is scheduled or a new Zoom cloud recording is posted in the course site.

There are some considerations, however, to keep in mind before choosing this option.

Review Session Recording and Attendance Preferences:

  • A Zoom session may be setup to record automatically to the Zoom Cloud. If this option is selected, and the option to allow participants to attend anytime is also selected, superfluous cloud recordings will append to the Canvas/Zoom integration Cloud Recording area. For example, a student may select a link to test it and check that class launches on their device, and a Cloud Recording of this event will be posted in the Canvas course.
  • Solution: Do not apply the following settings to the same session (choose one option):
    • Record automatically to the Zoom cloud.
    • Allow participants to attend anytime
  • All students enrolled in the course site will have access to the Zoom Cloud Recordings (if applicable) immediately after the recording posts.This may not be the best option if an instructor would like to edit or review a recording before it becomes available for students to playback.

 Considerations for a Merged Course:

  • In the Canvas/Zoom integration, all sections have access to the Zoom sessions and cloud recordings.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.


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