Canvas Web Conferencing Tools

Webex and Microsoft Teams Meetings are the recommended web conferencing tools available in Canvas.

Canvas Conferences

A free version of Canvas Conferences is included with our Canvas license. This version allows hosting of up to 10 concurrent sessions and retains recordings for 10 days. Due to these limitations, we do not recommend use of Canvas Conferences.

Support for Canvas Conferences is provided solely by Canvas 24/7 Help.

Recommendations

Use Teams Meeting Webex Meeting Webex Training
Informal Class Meeting (Not Recorded) Yes Yes -
Informal Class Meeting (Recorded) Yes Yes -
Formal Class Meeting (Not Recorded) - - Yes
Formal Class Meeting (Recorded) - - Yes
Office Hours Yes Yes -

Session Recordings

Microsoft Teams Meeting Recordings

  • Instructors receive an email notification when a recording is ready.
  • The recording must be shared with students manually (e.g. email or posting Canvas course).

Webex Meeting & Training Recordings

  • Instructors receive an email notification when a recording is ready.
  • When ready, recordings are automatically listed in the Canvas course (see Past Meetings tab).
  • Live meeting attendance grading.

Key Features

Feature Teams Meetings Webex Meetings Webex Trainings
Session Management Tools - - Yes
HD Video - - -
Application & Screen Sharing Yes Yes Yes
Presentation/Document/Whiteboard Annotation Yes Yes Yes
Text Chat Yes Yes Yes
Polling - Yes Yes
Attendance/Viewer Statistics - Yes Yes
Web Hosted Recordings Yes Yes Yes
Clinical/Secure Conferencing - Yes -
Live Streaming Yes - Yes