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How do I start a Zoom meeting in my course in Canvas?

As the meeting host, and depending on how you create your meeting, you can start the meeting from the Zoom desktop client, Zoom mobile app, web browser, or room system. Once Zoom is added to a Canvas course, you can access Zoom from the Course Navigation menu, however.  To do so, use this method.

Zoom link is selected

2. Click the Upcoming Meetings button.

Upcoming Meetings tab selected

3. Locate the Time, Topic or ID of the meeting that you want to begin.

Current course meeting is listed

4. Click the Start Button.

Clicking the Start button will initiate the Zoom meeting launcher, which connects your Zoom Client to the meeting.  

Start button selected

5. Your Zoom Meeting Launcher will Initiate the Meeting

Your Zoom Client launcher start the meeting by prompting you to to download and save the meeting launcher file.  Follow the steps outlined by the launch prompts to commence your meeting.

Save File button selected.
The meeting did not start.

For the Zoom meeting in Canvas to begin, you must already have the Zoom Client for Meetings app installed on your computer or mobile device.

If you experience technical difficulties, please contact:

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Article Summary

You have learned how to start a Zoom meeting in your Canvas course.