Class for Zoom is an exciting new app that turns regular Zoom video conferences into collaborative and engaging digital spaces that are designed to improve the student and instructor experience in synchronous, live-streamed, or hybrid online courses. It measures engagement and attendance, and offers many other tools, such as analytics, to improve instruction.

This guide is meant to help instructors set up the Class for Zoom app, which is necessary for it to be able to function in Canvas. While instructors must download the Class for Zoom app, students are not required to do so. They can access Class for Zoom through the app or just a web browser. 

To set it up in your Canvas course, you will need to follow these three steps.

  1. Download and install the app
  2. Sign into the app
  3. Enable the Class for Zoom navigational link in your settings
  4. Make sure your students can access Class for Zoom

Download and install the app

Follow these steps to download and install the app.

  1. Navigate to to download the latest version of Class
  2. Install class using the installation wizard (Note: Do not edit the username or organization fields)

Sign into the app

This initial sign in process can be confusing, and some of it does not feel intuitive. But if you follow these instructions precisely then you will be able to sign in.

  1. Launch Class
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Click SSO at the bottom of the screen, underneath the key icon (Note: Do not try to sign in until you click the SSO button)
  4. Type “slcc-edu” in the Company Domain field
  5. Sign into the SSO if prompted, which will probably involve a DUO push
  6. At some point you will be prompted to allow Class for Zoom access. Click “Allow this app to use my shared access permissions,” then click the “Allow” button (Note: This happens only once and allows Class to create Zoom meetings on your behalf)
At this point, the app is set up and you can use Class for Zoom in Canvas.

Enable the Class for Zoom navigational link in your settings

This last step might seem familiar to you. All you need to do at this point is make sure that the Class for Zoom link is displayed on your course navigation. You can do this by clicking Settings, Navigation, and then enabling Class for Zoom. Don't forget to save.

Refer to the following guide for more information:

Make sure your students can access Class for Zoom

We highly recommend doing a trial run with your students before you start any of your regular classes, or start taking attendance. This will allow students to work through any technical issues or barriers that might pop up and that could disrupt their learning.

Students can access Class for Zoom either through the app or just through a web browser. The web browser is the easiest method, and might be the best for students who are having trouble downloading the app.

Accessing Class for Zoom with a web browser

When accessing Class for Zoom, you have the option to access it by Launching Class, which uses the app, or Launching Class for Web, which uses a web browser. The following guide goes over those details, but it is one of the first options that students can choose, and it would be hard to miss.

Note: Some very minor features are not available in the web version of Class for Zoom. The following link shows a comparison between the web version and the app. 

Accessing Class for Zoom with the app

The process that students go through to download, install, and sign into the app follows the same steps that you used. We've created a student version of this guide, and if you want to use the app, we recommend that they download the app as a part of their orientation, and have at least one practice session before starting official instruction.

Support Information

If you have any questions about this process, or need assistance, contact eLearning Canvas Support at

For more information about how to use Class for Zoom in your course, visit the Class Instructor Guides.