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Changes often force us to adapt in ways we’ve never experienced, which can be a major driver of personal (and even professional) growth and development.

Zoom in Canvas

WARNING: If you want to create separate ZOOM meetings for your will NOT WORK with cross-listed courses. 

Any one of an array of events can disrupt faculty’s ability to teach courses via on-campus, in-class sessions. Cal Poly’s commitment to students includes making sure that we provide students an opportunity to complete courses despite disruptions, whenever possible.

Zoom is a video communications tool, with an easy, reliable cloud platform for video and audio conferencing, collaboration, chat, and webinars across mobile devices, desktops, telephones, and room systems. 

Faculty who create Zoom content have generous allocations of storage for those files on the Zoom cloud. Zoom will generate a transcript/caption for each file that will greatly enhance accessibility for your students. You can embed Zoom videos in your Canvas course. 

NOTE: Zoom Cookies are not support in Safari browser. Try Chrome or Firefox to create your meetings.

How to: Steaming Live or Recording in Zoom

Tips for Zoom Security Settings

Enabling ZOOM in my Canvas Course

If you cross-listed your sections and want to create a meeting JUST for one section, you will need to create the meeting within zoom ( and then copy the link to send to your students outside of the Zoom plugin. 

  1. Login to Cal Poly Zoom
  2. From the Canvas Course, click on the Settings menu.
  3. Click on the Navigation tab.
  4. Drag Zoom up to the above the HIDE section.
  5. Click on the Save button.

Creating a ZOOM Meeting in Canvas

  1. Click on the Zoom link in the Course menu.
  2. Click on the Schedule a New Meeting button at the top right.
  3. Please see...
    Zoom in Canvas (PDF)
    CP Zoom Support Site

NOTE: You may find it useful to give you students this document prior to your first Zoom class session to guide their participation: "Recommendations for Students in Virtual Learning Environments." You can also blend some of these recommendations into your Diversity and Inclusion syllabus statement. Guidance on how to create one and sample statements can be found here: Syllabus Diversity & Inclusion Statements.

ZOOM Support Resources

Zoom is a video conferencing tool that is supported by Zoom.US. Please see the instructions and support below.

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