Zoom is a web conferencing platform that you and your students can use to host online meetings. It’s integrated with Canvas and fully supported by IT Services.

What can I do with Zoom?

Both you and your students have full access to Zoom, so you can use it for any sort of synchronous online meeting.

Lecture Delivery

Meet with students for live, synchronous, online class sessions.

Peer Collaboration

Have students meet online in groups to work on assignments or projects.

Online Active Learning

Use breakout rooms for small group discussion and problem-solving.

Guest Speakers

Bring experts into your classroom, regardless of their location.

Where do I access Zoom?

Zoom is integrated with Canvas, so you’ll find a link for it in your course navigation menu. You can also log in to your account through our Zoom web portal: miamioh.zoom.us.

In addition, Zoom provides apps for Apple and Android mobile devices, so you and your students can join meetings while you’re on the go.

How do I use Zoom?

Zoom hosts live training webinars on a daily basis. Register for Zoom’s Getting Started webinar if you haven’t used it yet, or join its intermediate-level training webinar if you’d like to learn its advanced features.

How do I enable Zoom in Canvas?

  1. Go to the Settings page of your course in Canvas.
  2. Click the Navigation tab at the top of the page.
  3. Drag Zoom from the lower section of menu options (invisible to students) to the upper section of options (visible to students).
  4. Click the blue Save button at the bottom of the page.
  5. Now, navigate to Zoom in your course menu.
  6. On your first login, you’ll be prompted to Authorize Zoom.

Where can I learn more about Zoom?

Zoom provides a wealth of online information that you can consult if you want to learn more about its features.

Video Tutorials

Visit Zoom’s Video Tutorials page to view a series of short videos on its features.


Visit Zoom’s Accessibility Features page to review features for diverse users.

Text Tutorials

If you prefer reading text tutorials, visit Zoom’s Help Center.

Privacy Policy

Visit Zoom’s Privacy Policy page to learn how it protects your privacy.