Web Conferencing Tools
There are several options available to have web conferences at La Salle University. Microsoft Teams, Canvas Collaboration (Big Blue Button) and Zoom are available to all faculty, staff and students.
La Salle University offers faculty, staff, and students Zoom accounts for conducting synchronous, online meetings or training sessions.
Zoom is a web-conferencing tool that allows you to:
- Hold real-time, virtual sessions with up to 300 participants
- Incorporate audio, video, and screen sharing of any application or website open on your computer
- Record meetings to the cloud and automatic transfer to Panopto.
- Give your class an online place to meet and collaborate with each other right from your Canvas course
To access your La Salle University Zoom account, click the Zoom button in the Tools menu of the mylasalle portal or go to https://lasalle.zoom.us and click Sign in. (Note: all recorded Zoom meetings that are saved to the cloud, automatically send to the “My Recordings” folder in your Panopto account for editing and sharing.)
If you need more help with Zoom, you can:
Check out Zoom’s Getting Started Articles.
Attend a live training session.
See Zoom’s 24/7 support site
Canvas Conference Button (Big Blue Button)
You can create a conference in a Canvas course to hold virtual office hours and speakers. Conference invitations are sent out when the conference is created. To alert invitees about upcoming conferences, you can create course events in the Calendar.
Conferences can be created with as many users as needed, though the recommended guideline is a limit of 100 users. 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.
Users invited to a conference will not receive a notification in Canvas. However, depending on the user’s notification settings, they may receive a notification via email, text, and/or push notifications. To notify users of a conference in Canvas, consider adding an announcement, assignment, or calendar event.
Go to the Canvas Tutorial for instructions on adding a Canvas Conference.
For more information on web conferencing options in Canvas, view Web Conferencing Resources.
Microsoft Teams is available for use between all La Salle employees, students and staff. Faculty, staff and students can create and join teams, share files, take notes, create tasks and have online meetings. The web conferencing experience is very similar to Zoom with features that include screen sharing, hand raising, participant management, live captioning, cloud recording and chat.