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If you teach in Canvas we recommend scheduling your course Zoom Meetings from Canvas. This automatically generates meeting links for your students, and links to any meetings you record. The Canvas scheduler has abbreviated settings, however. For full settings, including security preferences and breakout room configuration, edit  your Canvas Zoom meetings in the Zoom Web portal at after scheduling in Canvas. Only Canvas users with instructor- or TA-level roles can schedule Zoom meetings in Canvas.

If you set a scheduled meeting to be recorded, the link to that recording will appear in your Canvas Zoom Cloud Recordings tab shortly after the meeting. These are hosted by Zoom and expire after 90 days. However, your Zoom recordings will also be saved to your My Media account in Media Space if you have activated it by logging in at least once.

  1. In Canvas, select the Zoom from the navigation menu. Authorize Canvas to access your Zoom account if you have not already done so.
  2. Select the blue Schedule a New Meeting button in the upper-right corner
    Schedule new meeting button
  3. Enter meeting details:
    • Title: Enter a descriptive title.
    • Description (optional): Enter an optional meeting description.
    • When: select date and time for the meeting to start.
    • Duration: Enter your planned duration. This will not cut off the meeting if you run over.
    • Time Zone: Confirm or select the correct timezone.
    • Recurring Meeting: Select this option to create a recurring meeting. Once selected, you’ll have the option to choose how often the meeting recurs, and when to stop repeating. Each occurrence will be listed in Canvas, but they will use the same meeting URL.
    • Registration: Deselect unless you need detailed attendee information from external guests.
    • Video: Choose whether the meeting host (you) and participants will join the meeting with video enabled or disabled. Users can enable or disable their video feed at any point during the meeting.
    • Audio: Ensure Both is selected.
  4. Meeting Options: Recommended settings for class sessions:
    • Mute participants on entry (recommended for large classes).
    • Enable waiting room. This can be set to hold only non-PSU guests in your settings at
    • Select Record the meeting automatically in the cloud to share a recording link with students.
    • Restrict to authenticated users signed in with PSU Odin IDs. You can adjust this for specific meetings when you expect external guests.
  5. Following the meeting, the link to the recording will automatically appear in the People > Zoom Meetings area. Students can access this link or you can re-post it elsewhere in Canvas as an external link. The recording file will also automatically appear in your Media Space My Media list following the meeting once you activate your account. You can share this link indefinitely when published as “Unlisted.”

This article was updated on Jan 11, 2022 @ 4:02 pm.