Zoom Video Conferencing for your FAS Course

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ZOOM FEATURES

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that combines an easy-to-use interface and reliable technology with exceptional video quality, offering a seamless experience for collaboration across mobile devices, desktops, and conference rooms. Harvard's Zoom license enables instructors to utilize this video-conferencing tool in Canvas via LTI (Learning Tools Interoperability), allowing you to teach a class, hold sections, or conduct student meetings remotely. 

Zoom features include screen sharing, recording, breakout rooms, chat, adaptive streaming, and more! To activate your Harvard Zoom account, visit https://harvard.zoom.us.

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ADDING ZOOM TO YOUR CANVAS SITE NAVIGATION

Add Zoom to your canvas site by dragging and dropping in the navigation menu

Zoom is already installed on all FAS Canvas sites. To add Zoom to your Course Site navigation, simply follow these steps:

  1. Click Settings on the left-hand Navigation menu
  2. Select Navigation from the Settings menu at the top of the page
  3. Select Zoom from the list of applications, then click and drag it up to the desired location in the Navigation menu
  4. Click Save at the bottom of the page.
  5. Zoom is now available on the left-hand Navigation menu!
**Click the image at right to view a full-size video demonstrating these steps.

 

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS AND COMMON TASKS IN ZOOM

Integrating Zoom with your Canvas course site

Setting up your Zoom account

Scheduling a Zoom meeting from Outlook or
Outlook Web App (OWA)

Running a smooth meeting with Zoom
(best practices and links to Zoom training)

Scheduling a Zoom meeting from your
Canvas course site
Converting a paid Zoom account to a
Harvard account

Installing the Zoom desktop application

 

 

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See also: LTI, Canvas

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