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Zoom - Creating a Meeting Without Canvas

Create a Zoom meeting and invite your students using the Outlook Calendar tool.

Changes are coming to UW-Platteville Zoom effective August 18, 2021. For more details see UW-Platteville Zoom Consolidation Changes

1. To create a Zoom meeting without Canvas, go to, and sign in with NET ID.

2. Select Schedule a New Meeting and fill in the necessary information. Click Save.

3. Once created, click on the Zoom meeting under "Meetings", and then click Copy Invitation.
Copy Invitation
4. Then click Copy Meeting Invitation again. Notice that there is a web link to download the ICS file. You can copy that link and paste it into a new web browser tab. This will download the ICS file. Double-clicking that file will create a meeting invitation in Outlook Desktop client (see image):

 Copy Meeting Invitation

5. Copy the link that is provided to you and paste it into a new tab in your web browser, it will download the .ics for you.

6. Double click the file and it will open it in your Outlook Desktop client.  You can also import this into the Web based Outlook calendar.
Download Meeting

7. Now you can create a new Outlook meeting, make it a recurring meeting, click Add Attendees, and add your students’ email, and then paste the body of the meeting text that you copied into the meeting (see image):
Outlook Zoom

If you have questions, please contact the ITS Help Desk at 608.342.1400 or  You may also visit the Help Desk on the first floor of the Karrmann Library.

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Keywords:start outlook email invitation share link   Doc ID:99110
Owner:Andrew P.Group:UW Platteville
Created:2020-03-19 13:09 CDTUpdated:2021-08-09 16:34 CDT
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