Configuring LTI with Canvas Follow

Note: Configuring Canvas with LTI is depreciated and no longer supported by Zoom. This article is provided for customers already using the Canvas LTI and will be archived. Learn how to configure the Canvas App with Zoom.


Canvas is a cloud based LMS. The Zoom LTI integration with Canvas allows students and faculty to start and join Zoom meetings via a join link that is displayed on a Canvas course. 

You can also allow Zoom to auto-provision users when instructors launch the Zoom LTI from Canvas for the first time.If you choose to auto-provision users, you will need to enter a default password when configuring the LTI in Zoom. When the instructor attempts to access Zoom, Zoom checks the Canvas user's primary email address and if no user is found in Zoom with that email address, a Pro user will be created, without sending a confirmation email.  Instructors can login to Zoom with their email address and this default password. 

This article covers:


  • Education, Business, API, or Enterprise plan
  • Zoom Account owner or administrator
  • Administrator permissions in Canvas for initial setup


Administrator Setup

  1. Login to Canvas as an Administrator.
  2. Click Account, then click Settings.
  3. Scroll to Approved Integrations and click New Access Token.
  4. Create a new Access Token.
    • For the purpose, enter Zoom or another name that will easy to identify that this access token is being used for the Zoom integration.
    • For the expiration date, leave it blank.
  5. Click Generate Token.
  6. Copy the generated token.
  7. In a separate browser window, login to your Zoom web portal as the account owner or administrator and navigate to the Integration page.
  8. Scroll to LTI Canvas and click Configure.
  9. This will open the Canvas configuration settings.
    • Canvas External Tool: enter the token generated in step 6.
    • Canvas Zoom App Developer ID and Developer Key: leave these fields blank. They are used for the Canvas Zoom App, not the LTI integration.
    • Enable Auto Provision: Check this option if you want Canvas to be able to create users in your Zoom account automatically. If you check this option, you need to enter a default password for auto-provisioned users.
    • Click Save Changes.
  10. On the Zoom integration page, scroll up to the LTI and click Configure.
  11. Copy the LTI Key and LTI Secret
  12. In Canvas, click Admin and then the name of the account where you would like to add Zoom.
  13. Click Settings.
  14. Click Apps
  15. Click + App.
  16. Manually input the information for the application.
    • Configuration Type: Choose Manual Entry.
    • Name: Enter Zoom or another name to indicate that this app is for Zoom.
    • Consumer Key and Shared Secret: Enter the LTI Key and LTI Secret from Step 11.
    • Launch URL: Enter
    • Privacy: Choose Public.
    • Click Submit.
  17. Now that the Zoom app has been added, it can be used by a teacher as an external tool.

Teacher Usage

  1. Login to Canvas and select a course.
  2. Once in the course, click Modules.
  3. Click + in the Module where you'd like to add Zoom. 
  4. This will open the Module options.
    • Choose Add External Tool.
    • Click Zoom.
    • Click Add Item.
  5. Click to publish the Zoom link. 
  6. When you are ready to launch the meeting, click Zoom.
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