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Zoom meeting links will prompt you to open the Zoom desktop client/application. Be sure to download it prior to your meeting. Links may also allow you to “join from your browser,” but many features only work in the Desktop client. For example, students cannot be preassigned to breakout rooms if they join from a browser instead of the app.

  1. Login to Canvas at
  2. From your Dashboard, open the course in which the Zoom meeting is scheduled.
  3. Select Zoom in the course navigation menu.
  4. Find your meeting from the list of upcoming meetings and click Start or Join.
  5. Confirm the browser dialogue to launch Zoom.
    Note: You may wish to check the box to “Always open these types of links in the associated app.”
    Select your audio conference options. In most cases, you should choose “Join With Computer Audio,” which may be your only option.
    Note: You may wish to check the box to “Automatically join audio by computer when joining a meeting.”
Zoom join meeting dialog box.
Zoom join with computer audio prompt.