How do I join a scheduled online meeting?

You can join or start a Zoom meeting via Online Meetings in your UVACanvas course site.

For the best experience hosting or joining online meetings, install the Zoom client (opens new window) on your PC or Mac or add the Zoom app to your mobile device. 

Alternatively, a Zoom web client (opens new window) is available for those who are unable to install the full client.

Go to Online Meetings.

Select Online Meetings from the Course Navigation Menu.

Verify timezone and select the Join/Start button.

Screenshot example of upcoming meetings highlighting the Join and Start buttons.

On the Upcoming Meetings tab:

  1. Verify that your current time zone is correct. Use the Pencil icon to the right of the displayed time zone to edit and select the correct time zone, as needed.
  2. The button you select to join the meeting depends on whether you are attending or hosting the meeting. If you are an attendee, select the Join button. If you are a meeting host, select the Start button.

Use the Zoom client or browser app to launch the meeting.

When you begin to join a meeting, you will be taken to a new browser tab or window prompting you to open the meeting.

  1. If you have the Zoom client installed (opens new window; recommended), select Open Zoom Meetings in the browser dialog window that pops up. If a dialog asking you to Open Zoom Meetings does not appear, select the Launch Meeting button as instructed on the page.
  2. Alternatively, you may select the link to Join from Your Browser. The browser version of the Zoom client has limitations, e.g., no breakout room option.

Get additional help.

Questions about scheduling or joining meetings, or accessing 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)