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How do I add a Zoom button to my Course Navigation Bar?

In this tutorial, you will learn how to add a Zoom button to your Course Level Navigation Bar using the Redirect Tool.

Please note: Students who are using mobile devices (phones and tablets) will need to use the Zoom Mobile App.

For these students to access your meetings, you will need to post the Meeting ID somewhere accessible.

1. Login to Canvas

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Within your Canvas course, click on Settings in the Course Navigation Bar.

Canvas Course Settings button

In the Settings top menu, click on Apps.

Canvas Course Settings Apps tab

4. Select the Redirect Tool

Either locate the Redirect Tool from the list of apps, or type "Redirect Tool" into the search bar and select it.

5. Add the Redirect Tool App to your course

Click on the + Add App button.

Redirect Tool Add App button

1. Type "Zoom" into the Name field. (Or an alternate name you'd like to appear in the Course Navigation Bar)

2. In the URL Redirect field paste the link to your recurring Zoom Meeting. (If you need assistance locating this link, please follow this tutorial.)

      - For Windows users: right-click in the text area and select paste or use keyboard shortcut <ctrl>+v

      - For Mac users: right-click (<ctrl>-click) the text area and select paste or use keyboard shortcut <cmd>+v

3. Uncheck the Force open in new tab (For External Links Only) option.

4. Check the Show in Course Navigation option.

5. Click Add App.

Add App dialog popup

6. Go to your Course Home Page

Click on Home in the Course Navigaton Bar.

You should see that an item has been added to the Course Navigation Bar titled Zoom (or the alternate title you chose).

This Zoom button will act as a link to join your recurring meeting.

Canvas Course Navigation Bar with Zoom button

Remember! Students who are using mobile devices (phones and tablets) will need to use the Zoom Mobile App.

For these students to access your meetings, you will need to post the Meeting ID somewhere accessible.