Web Conferencing (e.g., Zoom)

For synchronous online interactions with individuals or with large or small groups of your students, such as for online office hours, all of the following options are available. Please see these recommendations for webcams and headsets.

Zoom Web Conferencing

For synchronous online interactions with large or small groups of your students (up to 300), consider using Zoom, a web-conferencing tool available on campus. 

If you do not have a Zoom license, you can try the following options to get one set up:

Please access the following resources as you get started using Zoom:

Getting started

Before you start, please review this important FAQ on Zoom Privacy and Security.

Zoom in Canvas
Controls and settings during a Zoom session

LiveRoom

For synchronous online interactions with large (up to 500!) or small groups of your students, consider the “LiveRoom” option built into Canvas.

Canvas Conferences

Recommended only for small groups of students or office hours. For synchronous online interactions with individuals or small groups of your students, such as for online office hours, consider using Canvas Conferences, a web-conferencing tool built into Canvas.