The Canvas learning management system (LMS) integrates with a desktop conferencing program called BigBlueButton. This feature of Canvas works with the class roster for each course allowing instructors to conduct lectures, office hours, and other collaborative meetings at a distance with the registered students. It also allows the students to start their own meetings with each other for project work, presentations, or study groups.
Conferences can be programmed to begin automatically, or can be started at any time on the fly. Conferences can also be recorded and viewed at a later date, however, the files are automatically deleted 14 days after the conference ends.
For more detailed information, please see the Canvas Help Center pages.