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New resource for teaching remotely — Teaching Guide: Zoom app in Canvas

Help students work remotely

While classes are being conducted remotely, you can help students work together using any of these solutions:

  • Canvas Collaborations
  • Canvas Groups: You can set up groups for your students or allow them to set up their own groups. Canvas Groups allow students to have a discussion board, to meet via Big Blue Button conferencing, and to collaborate on files. Learn how to set up Groups.
  • Zoom videoconferencing: The Zoom app in Canvas will be available Wed., March 25. Students and instructors now have access to Zoom for meetings of unlimited duration, with up to 300 participants. Students can use Zoom outside of Canvas to set up study groups.

Online help from UW-IT

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Set up your course, migrate content from Catalyst, Moodle, or Blackboard

Assignments & grading
Create and manage assignments, grade and respond to work

Add people to your course, discussion boards, chat, conferences

Design your Canvas course
Learn about course home page, syllabus, navigation, links,
audio and video content, publishing your course

Get a video tour of the Canvas interface

When is my Canvas course available?

Register for Canvas workshops

Resources for Canvas administrators

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Last reviewed March 9, 2020