What is Canvas Conferences?

Canvas Conferences (also known as BigBlueButton) allow users to create, conduct, and manage synchronous (real-time) virtual meetings within a Canvas course. At Penn State, mainly used in Canvas Groups for student collaboration.

Accessibility & Privacy

If using this tool, including the following links in your course help meet Quality Matters (QM) Standards 6.4 and 8.6, respectively:

Additional Information

Recordings are deleted after 7 days.  

At a Glance

person Availability: Students, Faculty, Staff

paid Cost: Free to PSU

smartphone Mobile App: No

web Canvas Integration: Yes

dvr Supported Technologies: Computer, Mobile device, Webcam, Microphone, Internet

alarm Learning Curve: 30 mins

Practical Applications

Pedagogical Goals:

  • Create a Classroom Community
  • Have Synchronous Conversations
  • Increase Student Collaboration Outside of Class
  • Obtain Student Feedback
Associated Teaching Activities:
Polling Polling Background Knowledge Background Knowledge & Misconception Check