How do I use Conferences in a course as a student?

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The Conferences page allows you to view all the conferences within a course. As a student, you can join conferences where you have been invited to participate.

In student groups, you can create new conferences, start conferences, and manage concluded conferences.

Note: Creating a conference is a course permission. If you cannot create a conference, your institution has restricted this feature.

Open Conferences

Open Conferences

In Course Navigation, click the Conferences link.

View Conferences

View Conferences

You can view conferences where you have been invited to participate.

Conferences are grouped in two parts: New Conferences [1] and Concluded Conferences [2]. Both always display the conference name [3] and description [4].

View In Progress Conference

View In Progress Conference

New conferences will be listed in the index, but they cannot be accessed until the host has started the conference. When the conference is available, click the Join button [1]. Once the conference has started, the conference status shows as in progress [2].

You can join the conference for as long as the Join button is available. Some conferences only allow you to join the conference for a specific amount of time.

View Concluded Conferences

View Concluded Conferences

Concluded conferences display in the Concluded Conferences section. Each concluded conference shows the title, date, and description of the conference.

View Recorded Conference

View Recorded Conference

When your conference has concluded, click the name of the recorded conference [1]. To replay the conference, click the recording format link [2]. The recording format displays as either a presentation or a video.

The recording format link does not appear until the conference has been rendered for playback. The rendering process may take some time to complete. The length of the conference is indicated in hours:minutes (e.g. 0:18 is 18 minutes).

If your conference included closed captioning, the playback bar for the video displays a CC button to view the available captions.

Note: For all basic Conference accounts, recordings are automatically deleted 14 days after the conference ends.

View Statistics and Notes

Web Conferences: Study Group 1

If you created a conference in a group, you may be able to view statistics and notes for your conference.

If your institution has upgraded to the Canvas Conferences premium tier, you can view conference statistics by clicking the Statistics link [1].

If your conference included shared notes, you can view the notes by clicking the Notes link [2]. The shared notes will display in a new browser tab, where they can be viewed and copied.

Note: Notes are only available for recorded conferences.

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