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Recommended configuration set-up for instructors using Canvas-Zoom

Although instructors do not have to adjust the default setting to schedule Zoom meetings in Canvas, there are a number of additional settings that may enhance the zoom meeting functionality.

Log into Tufts Zoom

Click Sign in

Log in with your Tufts University credentials

This displays the Zoom configuration page.

If the display is your "Profile", click Profile

This displays the Zoom configuration menu

Click Settings

This displays the Zoom settings page

Turn on "Use Personal Meeting ID (PMI) when scheduling a meeting"

This allows you to obtain a personal URL for your Zoom meetings. Using your personal URL is more convenient, while using a unique generated URL for each meeting is more secure.

Turn on "Upcoming meeting reminder"

This will prompt a desktop notification for your meeting

Turn on "Chat" and "Private Chat

This will add a Chat option to your Zoom meeting

Turn on "File Transfer"

This will allow you to share files with all or individual meeting participants

Turn on "Co-host"

This will allow you to designate other users as meeting hosts

Turn on "Polling"

This will allow you to add polls to your Zoom meeting.

Make sure Screen Sharing is turned on (default), then turn on Annotation

This allows participants to annotate a shared screen

Turn on "Whiteboard"

This will add a whiteboard option to your screen sharing

Turn on "Remote Control"

This allows the host or co-host to control another participant's shared screen

Turn on "Use HTML format email for Outlook plugin"

This activates the Outlook Calendar link in the Canvas Zoom meeting confirmation page to work. On the meeting confirmation page, click on the "Outlook Calendar" button to download an Outlook  .ics file

Example from a Canvas Zoom meeting confirmation page: