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Canvas - How do I use MS Teams for open group rooms?
For instructors that used Collaborate Ultra sessions for groups to work in, Microsoft Teams meetings (MS Teams) can be added to Canvas pages as another solution. (Zoom only allows two sessions from one user to be run simultaneously). MS Teams does not show up in the left hand navigation of the course, but can be added as a link through the Rich Content Editor in a Page, Announcement, or Assignment.
Add meetings to Canvas course
- Tools > Apps > View All > Microsoft Teams Meetings
- Plug in icon > View All > Microsoft Teams Meetings
- Who can bypass the lobby
- Announce when callers join or leave
- Who can present
- Allow attendees to unmute
- Allow meeting chat
- Allow reactions
- Students will join the meeting from the link provided on the page, announcement, or assignment. Meetings cannot be restricted to the members of the group, make it very clear which link they will use to join their group.
- When the link is clicked, a pop up will open to access the Microsoft Teams app. If students do not wish to use the app, they can continue in the browser for Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
- Students will need to be signed in (UWL email/password) to Microsoft Teams to run a meeting without the instructor.
- Microsoft guide: Recording a meeting in Teams
Reporting for Instructors
- Go to the meeting chat to find the reporting download. If you are currently in the meeting, the reporting download from there will only show who is currently in the synchronous meeting.
- You have to join the meeting through the link in Canvas. Then the link and access/reporting information will show up within your MS Teams chat. You can either join before students have started to use the meeting or during/after for the chat access.