Zoom is Now Fully Integrated with Canvas

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Zoom is Now Fully Integrated with Canvas

Penn has purchased a university-wide license to Zoom for all faculty, staff, and students. Zoom is an online meeting platform with voice, video, screen sharing, and chat.

Benefits extended to users under the new Penn Zoom account:

  • All users have fully functional accounts that are not subject to the 40 minute time limit.
  • Meetings can host up to 300 participants.
  • Instructors can integrate their Canvas course sites with Zoom and Panopto.
  • Students can use Zoom to collaborate with peers outside of class sessions.

Log in at upenn.zoom.us/signin to create your account.

Note: PSOM, Dental, SP2 (faculty/staff), and certain organizations/centers have not been integrated into the central Penn Zoom account and may experience account-creation or functionality problems. Users should contact their IT support group for information about the Penn Zoom account and use of the Canvas integration.

Top 5 Things to Know About the Zoom-Canvas Integration

  1. You need to activate the Zoom integration in your Canvas site by adding the Zoom and Class recordings feature to your class menu.
  2. Schedule your class meetings through Canvas so they will be automatically available to your students. 
  3. Already scheduled your class meetings? No worries. You can easily add meetings that you already scheduled
  4. TAs and Co-Hosts are automatically added as Alternative Hosts through Canvas, but you can add or remove Alternative Hosts as needed. 
  5. Recordings are automatically posted to Canvas. When you schedule your Zoom sessions through Canvas, the recordings will be posted in your Class Recordings folder and available only to students enrolled in your class.

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