Setting Up Zoom in Canvas


This document provides instructions for enabling U-M Zoom in your Canvas course(s). (The Zoom integration in Canvas works the same regardless of whether it is used through Ann Arbor, Dearborn, or Flint.)

Enabling Zoom via Course Navigation

You may also refer to the U-M video walkthrough of enabling Zoom in the course navigation.

To enable Zoom via Canvas course navigation:

  1. Click Settings in the left-hand navigation of your Canvas course.

Course view in Canvas, red box around Settings in left navigation

  1. Click the Navigation tab.

Canvas course settings, red box around Navigation tab

  1. Find Zoom in the list of hidden apps. (It is usually toward the bottom.) Click and drag the Zoom app from the list and drop it in the order you'd like it to be in the course navigation list (under "Drag and drop items to reorder them in the course navigation.") You can also click the three-dots icon beside the Zoom app and select Enable.

User dragging the Zoom app up into the course navigation

  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save

Tip: To remove Zoom from the course navigation, follow steps 1 and 2 above, click the three-dots icon beside Zoom, and click Disable.

Additional Information

Zoom in Canvas warning message

If you click on "Zoom" in the course navigation and a warning message appears, it is because you have not yet activated your U-M Zoom account. Anyone with a Teacher, TA, Designer, or Admin role in the Canvas course must first activate their Zoom account to use Zoom through Canvas.

  1. Go to, which will automatically create your account.
  2. Return to Canvas and refresh the page.

 If you continue to see this warning message after creating your account, refer to Can't Use Zoom through Canvas - Warning Message Displays for more information.

Using Zoom in Canvas for the first time as an Instructor

The first time you use the Zoom app in Canvas, you may see a message that states, "Zoom LTI Pro is requesting access to your account." If you do, click Authorize. Zoom LTI Pro is the tool that connects U-M Canvas to U-M Zoom.​
Zoom LTI Pro is requesting access to your account

Last Updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2022