Communication Group Work/Collaboration Lectures

Integrate Microsoft Teams in Canvas

Last updated on October 19, 2021

Microsoft Teams is a tool for collaboration and communication. You can use Teams to hold synchronous virtual sessions with your students. Using Teams to hold synchronous sessions can be helpful for delivering lectures and facilitating student collaboration or discussion.

This tutorial describes how to schedule and share a Microsoft Teams meeting from within a Canvas announcement, page, or assignment. Inserting your Teams link into Canvas helps make it easy for students to find.


  1. Go to MSU Denver’s Faculty and Staff Hub.
  2. Click Canvas in the Teaching & Learning section.
  3. Log in to your Canvas Account.
  4. Select the Course you’d like to work in.
  5. Click Announcements or Modules in the course navigation menu to the left.
  6. Click the Name of the Announcement, Assignment, or Page you wish to add a Teams meeting link to.
  7. Click Edit.
  8. Click the Apps Icon (it looks like an electrical plug).
  9. Click Microsoft Teams Meeting.
    • Note: You may be prompted to log in to Microsoft Teams before proceeding.
  10. Click Create Meeting Link.
  11. Type a Name for the meeting in the Add Title box.
  12. Select Starting Time and Date for the meeting.
  13. Select an Ending Time and Date for the meeting.
  14. Click Create.
  15. Click Copy.
    • Note: The meeting information will appear in the Rich Content Editor. Students will be able to join the meeting by clicking the link or calling the provided number.
  16. Click Save.