What is the Online Meetings tool?

Online Meetings, powered by Zoom, allows you to schedule, host, record, and join Zoom meetings in your Canvas courses.

Note: Instructors may find steps to add Online Meetings and other tools to their course in How do I manage Course Navigation links? (opens new window).

Online Meetings Features

Instructors can:

  • Schedule individual or recurring meetings for their courses or for specific sections within their courses.
  • Assign additional meeting hosts, for example, co-instructors, TAs, or guest speakers who have UVA Zoom accounts.
  • Control meeting access with dates/times. Class meetings will also display on the Canvas Calendar.
  • Control participants' ability to use features such as screen sharing.
  • Send participants to breakout rooms for group collaboration.
  • Create polls.
  • Record meetings to the cloud or on their computer.
  • View attendance reports for meetings.
  • Create schedules for online office hours where students can book appointments for one-on-one meetings. Note: Office hours appointments do not currently display on the Canvas Calendar tool.

Meeting participants can:

  • Join meetings via computer, mobile device, or telephone dial-in.
  • Communicate with video, audio, and text chat.
  • Screen share documents, photos, and video clips (if allowed by the meeting host).
  • Use a whiteboard and annotate shared screens (if allowed by the meeting host).

Go to Online Meetings.

Select Online Meetings from the Course Navigation Menu.

Get additional help.

Questions about scheduling or joining meetings or accessing Zoom cloud recordings through Online Meetings in UVACanvas can be addressed to the Learning Technology Services (LTS) Team.

For online tutorials and help with features in Zoom, visit the Zoom Help Center (opens new window)