Setting Up Zoom in Canvas

Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Nexus Canvas have Zoom set up that you can use in your course if you choose.

Enabling Zoom in Course Navigation

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

Note for Ann Arbor and Michigan Medicine users: there are two different Zoom options for your Canvas course--"Zoom" and "Zoom Health." If you are a member of Zoom for Health at U-M, select "Zoom Health." If you are a member of regular U-M Zoom (i.e. not Zoom for Health at U-M), select "Zoom." This only impacts people with a Teacher, TA, Designer, or Admin role in the course--people with a Student role (or any other role) will be able to see meetings in Zoom or Zoom Health regardless of their Zoom account membership.
  1. Click Settings in the left-hand navigation of your Canvas course.
    Picture showing location of Settings link at bottom of course navigation
     
  2. Click the Navigation tab.
    Picture showing location of Navigation tab in Settings--third tab
     
  3. Find Zoom or Zoom Health (see note above about which to select) in the list of disabled apps. It is usually at the bottom.
  4. Click on Zoom or Zoom Health and drag it up to the place you'd like it to be in the navigation (under "Drag and drop items to reorder them in the course  navigation.") You can also click the 3 dots on the side and select Enable. Either action will enable it.
    Dragging the Zoom app up into the course navigation
  5. You can rearrange where Zoom appears in the left navigation by clicking and dragging it or by clicking the 3 dots on the side and clicking Move.
  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save
To disable Zoom or Zoom Health in the course navigation, follow steps 1-2 to Settings>Navigation and click the 3 dots on the Zoom option you want to disable, then click "Disable."

Pictures used above are from Zoom Support article Configuring LTI with Canvas.

Zoom in Canvas Warning Message

Error message instructing teacher to go to zoom.umich.edu/meeting to create Zoom account

If you click on "Zoom" or "Zoom Health" in the Course Navigation and see a Warning message, this is for one of three reasons:

  1. You have not yet activated your U-M Zoom or Zoom for Health at U-M 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. See Activating Your Zoom Account.
  2. You are a member of Zoom for Health at U-M, but you are trying to use the "Zoom" option, which is only for members of regular U-M Zoom (i.e. not Zoom for Health at U-M users). To fix this, enable the "Zoom Health" option in course navigation and disable the "Zoom" option.
  3. You are a member of regular U-M Zoom, but you are trying to use the "Zoom Health" option, which is only for members of Zoom for Health at U-M. To fix this, enable the "Zoom" option in course navigation and disable the "Zoom Health" option.
If there are multiple people in a course with a Teacher, TA, Designer, or Admin role, but some have regular U-M Zoom accounts while others have Zoom for Health at U-M accounts, there is not a way for the Zoom integration in Canvas to work for all users. Meetings can be made in Canvas and information shared with those users who cannot access it in Canvas, or meetings can be made outside of Canvas altogether directly in Zoom. This only impacts people with a Teacher, TA, Designer, or Admin role in the course--people with a Student role (or any other role) will be able to see meetings in Zoom or Zoom Health regardless of their Zoom account membership.

Activating Your Zoom Account

  1. Go to https://zoom.umich.edu/meeting.
  2. This will automatically create your account. You should see something like this:
    Zoom meetings tab in the web app
  3. Return to the Canvas window and refresh the page.

Using Zoom in Canvas for the First Time as an Instructor: Authorization

The first time you use the Zoom app in Canvas, you may see a message like the picture below ("Zoom LTI Pro is requesting access to your account."). If so, 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. Cancel or authorize.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020