How do I create a Conference?
Canvas recently introduced a new page design called the New Canvas User Interface (UI). Depending on your Canvas view, your page design may vary from the images shown in this lesson. However, the functionality and location of the components remain the same.
You can create a conference in a course to hold virtual office hours and speakers. Although you cannot send out invitations to the conference until it begins, you can create course events on the Calendar to indicate an upcoming conference.
Conferences can accommodate up to 50 people. You can create multiple conferences, which are listed in chronological order by the date they were created. The most recently created conference will appear at the top of the list.
Add Conference Details
To create a new conference, type a name for the conference in the name field .
If you want to set a time limit on how long invited members are able to join the conference, enter the number of minutes in the duration field . The time limit will begin when the presenter starts the conference. Once the duration has expired, new participants will be unable to join and the conference will continue until the last person leaves the conference room or the conference organizer concludes the conference.
If you want to enable recording options for this conference, select the Enable recording for this conference checkbox .
If you don't want to set a time limit for the conference, you can create a long-running conference by selecting the No time limit (for long-running conferences) checkbox .
To create a description of your conference, type a description in the description field .
Invite Course Members
By default, all members in the course will be invited to the conference. If you want to select specific members of your course, deselect the Invite All Course Members checkbox.
Note: Conferences can accommodate up to 50 people. If your course contains more than 50 people, you will have to invite course members individually.
View your created conference.