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Record and/or Deliver Course Materials


Zoom is a video-conferencing application where many individuals can join the same meeting or class and share audio and video. It also allows for screen sharing and presentation mode. If it works for you to continue to hold class sessions via an online webinar meeting tool, you can use Zoom Web App. There is also the option to record the teaching session on your computer or upload it to the cloud so you can link to it within Canvas for students to view on demand. If you want, you can even set up and manage Zoom meeting sessions within Canvas itself, as long as you have logged into Sacramento State’s version of Zoom at least once before. To learn how to do that, please view the following 3-minute video entitled “Zoom and Canvas Together,” also produced by the Sacramento State Academic Technology Services:

Zoom And Canvas Together Video

More Zoom Resources

Using Zoom recordings is a simple way to record your voice and computer screen and upload your video to a place where students can view it in Canvas. It also has a digital whiteboard feature that can be used by you and your students.

Using Zoom with Canvas

In order for Zoom to work within or outside of Canvas, you first need to create a CSUS-specific Zoom account at It’s very simple to do – just go to the website, log in with your Sac State credentials, and you have established account.

If you want to use Zoom outside of Canvas, you can do so from this website, but the ATS recommends the use of the Zoom and Canvas integration to make things easier for yourself and your students.

After you’ve logged in to for the first time, you can re-login to Canvas and start using Zoom directly within Canvas so as to schedule, launch and record class meetings.