While the weather outside doesn’t feel at all like a snow day may be imminent, a recent addition to Canvas may likely prove useful if Old Man Winter shows himself this fall. All faculty who want to use Zoom for webconferencing can now view and schedule meetings right from within a Canvas course. All faculty can get a free Basic Zoom account by logging in with their Etown credentials at http://etown.zoom.us. Once that is completed, Zoom meetings can be viewed, scheduled and started right from within a Canvas course. The Zoom button in Canvas is visible for all faculty and TAs in a course, but it is not available for students to schedule meetings. Students, however, do get a meeting reminder/invite via the Canvas Conversations tool if a Zoom meeting is scheduled from within Canvas. Check out the details here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/115004519146.
Contact Linda Macaulay with any questions or if you would like more information about Zoom.