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I use Blackboard Collaborate for synchronous meetings in my Blackboard course, what options are available in Canvas?

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In Canvas Zoom and Microsoft Teams are both options for synchronous meetings in your course.

Zoom is a web conferencing application that allows instructors to hold synchronous class sessions, record lectures and meet with students in real time online. Zoom meetings can also be recorded, the recordings can be downloaded to your local computer and uploaded to Panopto to share in your Canvas course (if needed). 

Note: To access to Zoom through your Canvas Course. Login to Canvas and click on a course in your dashboard. Click Zoom in the left navigation.




Microsoft Teams is a web conferencing application that allows instructors to hold synchronous class sessions and meet with students in real time online. If Zoom is unavailable for any reason, instructors and students can use the Microsoft Teams Meetings app in Canvas to conduct live online meetings. Instructions are linked highlighting how to create and join an online meeting in Microsoft Teams in a Canvas course.


Video Conferencing Use in Canvas Comparison

Table showing Zoom allows for full function and features like Breakout Rooms, screensharing, Polling, Poll Reporting, Whiteboard, Chat, Scheduling via Canvas, Canvas Calendar Integration, Attendance tracking, Recording to the cloud, and downloading recordings. Microsoft Teams provides identical function and features with the exception of Canvas Calendar integration.

[1] Can be created in Canvas, but they are not automatically scheduled to the Canvas Course Calendar

[2] Available 60 day in Zoom Cloud or Zoom in Canvas

[3] Available in perpetuity in WCU O365 cloud; Available via Teams Chat (limited time availability)

[4] Available by using Microsoft Forms in Teams


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