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Feature Release: Zoom and Cisco Webex for Canvas


As we prepare for the Fall 2020 semester, we are pleased to announce that the Office of Information Technology has integrated Webex and Zoom within Canvas. Now with the integrations of Webex, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Canvas Conferences, Rutgers instructors are equipped with a multitude of synchronous meeting applications for remote learning.

Having these options will provide flexibility and responsiveness for all Rutgers users. The features of these external apps and your online pedagogy will impact which tool you elect to use.

Webex benefits
Now, instructors can schedule Webex meetings and facilitate collaboration within Rutgers Canvas. This will allow you to:

  • Schedule single-occurrence and recurring meetings.
  • Easily schedule recurring office hours to allow students to claim a meeting time.
  • Automatically award Canvas assignment points for attendance with the Webex Meetings Attendance Grading.
  • Invite non-enrolled guests via a persistent meeting link.
  • View all scheduled Webex Meetings via My Meetings.

As part of the integration, Webex Meetings and Trainings are also included in Rutgers Canvas. Please note Webex Classroom Collaboration is not available at this time.

In order to use the Webex integration within Canvas, instructors will need to have an existing Rutgers Webex account. Users can sign up for an account via the Rutgers Webex website.

Zoom benefits

Canvas instructors can also use Zoom to schedule meetings within their courses. Benefits of this new integration include:

  • Creating, managing, and launching Zoom meetings from within your Canvas course.
  • Hosting recurring office hours across multiple courses.
  • Scheduling recurring meetings for a single course.
  • Viewing, managing, and downloading Zoom recordings directly from your Canvas course.
  • Students can enter Zoom meetings by simply clicking “Join” with the ease of single sign-on.

To use Zoom within Canvas, Rutgers NetID users will need an existing Rutgers Zoom account and set their default Canvas email to netid@rutgers.edu. Users can sign up for an account via the Rutgers Zoom website.

Next steps and additional information

Please review this Synchronous Meetings Comparison Chart, so you may begin training and familiarizing yourself with the synchronous meeting external application of your choice. The Rutgers Canvas website includes additional support documentation for the Webex integration and Zoom integration within Canvas.

Please note students do NOT need Rutgers accounts in order to join a Webex or Zoom meeting within Canvas.if you have questions about the new integrations within Canvas, please email help@canvas.rutgers.edu.

Thank you,

Canvas at Rutgers