March 26, 2020
Dear UO faculty, instructors, and GEs,
As you prepare to teach remotely next week, we’re glad to introduce another step forward in UO’s remote instruction toolkit: the integration of Zoom into Canvas.
We know many of you are already working to familiarize yourselves with Zoom, which is available to all UO faculty and staff and, as of this week, to students as well.
The integration of Zoom into Canvas:
- Allows you to schedule and launch a Zoom meeting from Canvas
- Provides students with an easy way to attend the course Zoom meetings
- Helps Zoom feel like a seamless part of the Canvas course structure
Visit UO Online’s full Instructor Online Workshop in Canvas (Duck ID login required) for more information about using Zoom with Canvas, including instructions for managing Zoom recordings and adding recorded Zoom sessions to Panopto and Canvas.
Zoom meetings that are scheduled and launched from within Canvas use the Zoom application. Therefore, we still recommend installing the Zoom application on your personal computer and orienting yourself to Zoom through this getting started page.
For help using Zoom for teaching and further guidance about academic continuity, please refer to the March 24 message from Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Janet Woodruff-Borden.
We hope this integration helps smooth the way for remote instruction this spring.
Associate Vice Provost for UO Online
Vice Provost for Information Services and Chief Information Officer