Host a MS Teams Meeting Directly Within Canvas

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MS Team Meeting links can be embedded directly to a Canvas Rich Text Editor box via External Tools.  Teachers create an assignment or announcement and add a meeting link.  Students in the class click the link to open the online Teams interface in a supported browser or Teams Desktop Version.

  1. Open Canvas and go to the Course where the meeting should be held.
  2. Open the tool where you want the Meeting link to be included, i.e. Announcements, Assignments, Discussions.  It must be a tool that allows you to type in a Rich Text Editor box.  These are usually the details boxes in Canvas.
  3. Look for the "V", More External Tools icon in the toolbar.  Select it and scroll down to choose Microsoft Teams Meetings.  

    Open the tool where you want the Meeting link to be included, i.e. Announcements, Assignments, Discussions.  It must be a tool that allows you to type in a Rich Text Editor box.  These are usually the details boxes in Canvas. Look for the "V", More External Tools icon in the toolbar.  Select it and scroll down to choose Microsoft Teams Meetings.  
     
  4. Click the Sign In button.
    Sign in if asked to do so.
     
  5. Select the Create meeting link button.

    Select the Create meeting link button.
     
  6. Type a title for the meeting.
  7. Select the date and time the meeting should occur.  This is for your reference. The meeting can be started and/or stopped outside of the selected times.  This does not restrict you to just this date/time frame.
  8. Click the Create button.

    Type a title for the meeting. Select the date and time the meeting should occur.  This is for your reference. The meeting can be started and/or stopped outside of the selected times.  This does not restrict you to just this date/time frame. Click the Create button.
     
  9. Click the Meeting Options link.

    Click the Meeting Options link.
     
  10. Change the Presenter to Only Me.  Students can still be made into Presenters while the meeting is taking place.

    Change the Presenter to Only Me.  Students can still be made into Presenters while the meeting is taking place.
     
  11. Click Save.
  12. Close the Meeting Options tab.
  13. Click the Copy button.
  14. The link will appear in the details box.  Complete the other options for the tool you are in.

    The link will appear in the details box.  Complete the other options for the tool you are in.
     
  15. Click Save and Publish to make the link available to students.  
  16. On the day of the meeting, while using a supported browser, faculty and students click the link to join the meeting.  If you have Teams Desktop Version installed, you will be prompted to allow it to open.  Be sure to ALLOW the mic and camera when prompted.
  17. Choose allow to open the MS Teams Desktop Version or select an option to download the software or open Teams in the browser.

    Choose allow to open the MS Teams Desktop Version or select an option to download the software or open Teams in the browser.
     
  18. Mute/Unmute the mic and turn your camera on/off.  Click the Join Now button.

    Mute/Unmute the mic and turn your camera on/off.  Click the Join Now button.
     
  19. Click the Participants icon to turn on the Participants Panel.  Here, you can open the Meeting Options to adjust settings as in step 9. 
  20. Click the more button next to a specific student's name to make them a presenter.

    Click the Participants icon to turn on the Participants Panel.  Here, you can open the Meeting Options to adjust settings as in step 9.   Click the more button next to a specific student's name to make them a presenter.
     
  21. To Share the Screen, click the Share screen icon and then select either, A) the thumbnail icon of your Desktop to share your entire monitor, or B) the Browse button to share a specific application.

    To Share the Screen, click the Share screen icon and then select either, A) the thumbnail icon of your Desktop to share your entire monitor, or B) the Browse button to share a specific application.
     
  22. Click the Chat icon to type a message to students.  If you type at least one message, the conversation will be saved in your Teams Chat tool.

    Click the Chat icon to type a message to students.  If you type at least one message, the conversation will be saved in your Teams Chat tool.
     
  23. Click the More button in the Teams toolbar to view additional options like the record button.

This is an example of a conversation saved to the Teams Chat tool.

This is an example of a conversation saved to the Teams Chat tool.

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Article ID: 107887
Created
Sun 5/17/20 4:51 PM
Modified
Thu 7/9/20 8:51 PM