How to share a Zoom guest link

This document explains how to share a Zoom guest link.

If you would like to share a guest link with someone for a Zoom meeting created through Canvas, you can do so following these instructions. First, you'll need to setup the actual meeting by clicking Schedule a Meeting from the Zoom tab on any course navigation bar:

This is the main Zoom page in Canvas. The Schedule a Meeting button is in the upper right hand corner in blue.


Once you've setup the meeting using your preferred specifications, be sure to click Save:


Image of a blue "Save" button

Back on the Zoom tab, you'll see your newly created meeting in the Upcoming Meetings section. Click on the blue meeting topic to access the meeting preferences:

Image of the "Upcoming Meetings" page. Clicking on the Topic link will open whichever session you're trying to access.

From that page, you'll see a Join URL. You can also click Copy Meeting Invitation to copy the meeting URL:

The course meeting session will have an "Invite Attendees" option that includes a hyperlink to copy and paste for joining the meeting.

Once you have that meeting link, you're able to invite anyone into your Zoom session, even users without UWP credentials. 

You can also invite users to Zoom sessions that have already started. From your launched Zoom meeting, click on the Participants arrow and there will be an Invite option:

You can also invite users to in-progress meetings through the Participants button.


Or, if you already have the Participants sidebar open, you can click on Invite at the bottom of that side panel to invite users into your session that way:

The collapsable Participants sidebar also has an invite button available.