Prerequisite: You must have a Zoom Pro account to schedule Zoom meetings in Canvas. Request one here.

Using the Zoom Scheduler (Canvas Course Navigation)

The Zoom link in the Canvas course navigation is a scheduling tool for faculty. Students do not see this. Do not instruct students to click here to access a class Zoom meeting.

Here is the recommended way to schedule a Zoom meeting for ALL students in your Canvas course:

First, if the Zoom scheduler is not already in your Canvas course navigation, you will need to add it:

  1. Log in to your Canvas course.
  2. On the navigation menu, click Settings.
  3. Drag the Zoom item to the top panel, and click Save.

Now, you are ready to use the Zoom Scheduler to set up meetings with your students.

  1. Click the Zoom button in your Canvas course menu:

  2. If prompted to do so, click Authenticate:

  3. Then, click Authorize:

  4. Click Schedule a New Meeting:

  5. Enter the meeting topic, date, time, and meeting duration. (Other parameters are optional.) Once you are done, click Schedule.

Once you have used the Zoom scheduler in Canvas to schedule the meeting, you can then log in through the Zoom web app ( to retrieve phone numbers, meeting ID, etc. Then, you can edit the event on the Canvas calendar to add these details.

Students can access the link:

  • From the course calendar

  • From the “Coming Up” stream on the course home page