Add an Existing Zoom Meeting to a Canvas Course


Zoom in Canvas integration


I created a Zoom Meeting outside of Canvas, and it is not showing in my course's Zoom Course Meetings section. How can I add it to Canvas so my students can view it in the course? (Note: This also applies to Zoom cloud recordings.)


You can only add an existing Zoom Meeting if you are the host of the meeting, even if you have scheduling privileges for the host. Refer to Additional Information below for alternative ideas.

Important: If your Canvas course is published, all students in the course will receive an email notification via Canvas Inbox when you follow these steps. It is not possible to turn off the email notification. A possible workaround to take BEFORE the course semester has started: Unpublish the course, follow these steps to import each meeting you need, then re-publish the course. Students do not receive email notifications from unpublished courses.

  1. Navigate to the Zoom integration in your Canvas course (Don't see Zoom in the navigation? Learn how to enable Zoom in your Canvas course)
  2. Click All My Zoom Meetings/Recordings in the upper right

Note: The meetings and recordings seen in All My Zoom Meetings/Recordings are meetings that you are the host of (including meetings for which you have scheduling privileges). These meetings and recordings are only visible to you. No other users can view your meetings and recordings that are not associated with the course. If other users click this option, they will see their own meetings and recordings.

  1. Copy the Meeting ID from the Meeting ID column for the Zoom Meeting you want to add to your course
  2. Navigate back to your course meetings by clicking Course Meetings/Recordings in the upper left, under the Zoom logo
  3. Click the three-dots icon in the upper right corner (beside the Schedule a New Meeting button)
  4. Select Import Meeting from the drop-down menu
  5. Enter the Meeting ID that you copied in step 3
  6. Confirm you now see the meeting in Upcoming Meetings or Previous Meetings in the course

Additional Information

Possible error messages at the Import Meeting step and how to address them

"This meeting could not be found in your Zoom account and can not be imported into this course (2250)."

  • Ensure the meeting ID you entered exactly matches the meeting ID showing in your Zoom Meetings tab.
  • Ensure the meeting is not in Recently Deleted. If it is in Recently Deleted, click Recover to un-delete it, then try again.
  • Ensure the meeting exists in your account, either under Upcoming Meetings or Previous Meetings.
  • If the meeting was previously associated with this course, you will not be able to import it again and may see this error.

"You are not the host of this meeting. Only Zoom Admins can import meetings that they are not the host of (2249)."

Somebody else is the host of this meeting. Even if you have scheduling privileges for the host, you are not able to import meetings of which you are not the host. Two possible solutions are:

  • Have the meeting host import the meeting
  • If you have scheduling privileges for the meeting host, follow this workaround:
    1. Navigate to
    2. Find the meeting that you want to import to the course and click the Topic link for that meeting
    3. Click Edit this Meeting
    4. Change Schedule For to Myself
    5. Click Save at the bottom of the page
    6. Follow the instructions under Resolution above to add the meeting to the course
    7. After successfully importing the course, navigate back to
    8. Find the meeting that you imported to the course and click the Topic link for that meeting
    9. Click Edit this Meeting
    10. Change Schedule For to the original host
    11. Click Save at the bottom of the page

Need additional information or assistance? Contact the ITS Service Center.

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Wed 5/13/20 11:26 AM
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