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Virtual Presentations

An overview of virtual presentation tools.

Canvas Conferences

Canvas Conferences are primarily used for virtual lectures, virtual office hours, and student groups. They can also be used to demonstrate technologies or troubleshoot technology issues online. Conferences can accommodate as many users as needed, though the recommended guideline is a limit of 100 users.


Instructor & Student Uses for Canvas Conference

Canvas Conference may be used to conduct synchronous (real-time) lectures for all users in a course. Conferences allows users to broadcast real-time audio and video, demo applications, share presentation slides, or demo online resources.  

Instructor Use of Conferences:

  • Connect with your students for online office hours or study sessions designed to help them prepare for a test.
  • Connect with your colleagues for professional development webinars.
  • Practice presenting online. Students can set up practice presentations in their student Groups.
  • Invite special guests to your classroom by adding them as a student or observer to your course.
  • Broadcast a live event or lecture to the students that can't be onsite.
  • Record your conferences so students can view them at a later date. Note: Recordings are automatically deleted 14 days after the conference ends. Consider recording a video using Canvas Studio for presentations you want to have for future courses.

​Student Use of Conferences:

Students can create conferences to talk about course assignments, host study groups, and collaborate on projects.