Canvas GuidesCanvas Student Guide ConferencesWhat are Conferences for students?

What are Conferences for students?

Conferences makes it easy to conduct synchronous (real-time) discussions within your course. Conferences allows you to broadcast real-time audio, video, share presentation slides, and share any other online resources. Currently, Canvas integrates with BigBlueButton.

Your instructor may invite you to course-wide conferences or set up personal conferences. If you cannot create a conference at the course level, this feature has been disabled. You can set up your own conferences in Student Groups.

Note: BigBlueButton can accommodate up to 50 users in a conference at one time.

When would I use Conferences?

When would I use Conferences?

Use Conferences to:

  • Connect with your instructor for online office hours or special study sessions
  • Connect with fellow students for guest speakers or professional development webinars
  • Practice presenting online in student groups or with your instructor in a class conference
  • Collaborate in student groups for group projects or other coursework