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Canvas How-To: Enabling Conferences for online office hours, recording class sessions, etc.

Continuing our how-to series, this post will cover the topic of Conferences that allow instructors (and students if enabled) to use audio and video web conferencing within a Canvas course. The instance at the University of Oregon uses BigBlueButton.

Conferences are enabled by default whenever a course shell is created in Canvas. If it is not visible in your course shell, it is most likely hidden from the primary course navigation menu: click here for more on that.

Any conferences can be saved and are made available to those in your course for two weeks afterward.

Click on the tutorial video above from Canvas for more information.

For more general information on Canvas and its other features, check out the overview documents from CASIT.