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How do I use the Conferences Index Page?

The Conferences Index Page allows you to view all the conferences within a course. As an instructor, 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

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

If a student has been invited to a conference, the student can view the conference in the Conferences page.

View New Conferences

View New Conferences

As a moderator, you can start new conferences [1]. Once the conference has started, the conference status shows as in progress [2]. Participants invited to the conference can join as long as the Join button is visible [3].

View Concluded Conferences

View Concluded Conferences

Once a conference has ended, it will be displayed in Concluded conferences. Concluded conferences show the title, date, and description of the conference [1]. You can delete concluded conferences by clicking the Settings icon [2].

View Recorded Conference

View Recorded Conference

When your conference has concluded, click the name of the recorded conference [1]. When the conference expands, click the View button [2] to replay your conference.

The View button will not appear until the conference has been rendered for playback. Depending on the length of your conference, this process may take several hours. 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: Recordings are automatically deleted 14 days after the conference ends.