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. If your institution has upgraded to the Canvas Conferences premium tier, you can view conference statistics.
- Creating a conference is a course permission. If you cannot create a conference, your institution has restricted this feature.
- For more information on web conferencing options in Canvas, view Web Conferencing Resources.
- The Course Navigation link for your web conferencing tool reflects the name of the web conferencing tool. The link may display as BigBlueButton, Adobe Connect, or the name of the web conferencing tool your institution uses.
In Course Navigation, click the link for your web conferencing tool. The link name reflects the conferencing tool used by your institution.
Conferences are grouped in two parts: New Conferences  and Concluded Conferences . Both always display the conference name  and description .
If a student has been invited to a conference, the student can view the conference in the Conferences page.
As a moderator, you can start new conferences . Once the conference has started, the conference status shows as in progress . Participants invited to the conference can join as long as the Join button is visible .
Concluded conferences display in the Concluded Conferences section. Each concluded conference shows the title, date, and description of the conference.
Concluded conferences that enabled recording display the Arrow icon .
To view the recording and additional details, click the name of the conference .
To replay the conference, click the Video or Presentation link . You can also view the duration of your conference recording .
The recording format link does not appear until the conference has been rendered for playback. The rendering process may take some time to complete. If your conference included closed captioning, the playback bar for the video displays a CC button to view the available captions.
To delete your recording, click the Delete button .
Note: For all basic Conference accounts, recordings are automatically deleted 7 days after the conference ends.
If your conference included shared notes, you can view the notes by clicking the Notes link. 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.
If your institution has upgraded to the Canvas Conferences premium tier, you can view conference statistics by clicking the Statistics link.
Statistics include metrics about student participation in the recorded session, such as length of time in the session , number of moderators and participants , and the number of students who spoke, messaged, used emojis, or raised their hands during the conference . Metrics also include each student's response to polls .
To download statistics as a CSV file, click the Download CSV button .