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Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning: Canvas Web Conferencing

Providing services that encourage, empower, and support faculty, staff, and students in innovative academic endeavors throughout the entire Marian University system.

Webcasting in Canvas (BigBlueButton)

Conducting a Web Conference from Within Canvas


People use the web conferencing tool in Canvas to conduct a webinar or a synchronous class meeting or use it for online office hours. Doing so starts by clicking on the Conferences tab on the left side of any Canvas course.




Doing so opens a page where the time and duration of the conference or presentation can be set and attendees can be invited.









Presentations or documents can be uploaded and shared with the attendees with the ability to annotate on the screen during the presentation. The computer screen of the presenter can also be shared. If desirable, the presenter can turn over control to one of the attendees to share their material. If being used for office hours, a chat can be taken private so that only the instructor and an individual student can participate.


Check out the Video to the right for the "nuts and bolts" of running a session.

Introduction to Webcasting with BigBlueButton