Using BlueJeans in Canvas

BlueJeans is available for all Canvas courses. Faculty may wish to use BlueJeans to: schedule study groups, include remotely located guests, record lectures, co-teach with distant classrooms, connect lab environments to lecture halls, and facilitate engaged teaching.


  • BlueJeans does not replace the Canvas Conferences feature. It is an alternative, audio/video conferencing tool that University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students have access to use and may already be using in their work and/or teaching.
  • Faculty need to enable BlueJeans within their courses prior to using this feature. Instructions to enable BlueJeans can be found on the Canvas Instructor Guide page.
  • If an instructor uses the BlueJeans LTI in Canvas, they don’t have to download it first.  If a student gets an email inviting them to a BlueJeans meeting, they don’t have to download the app.  They can select the "Join meeting via browser” option.

Resources for Faculty

BlueJeans Support Model for Canvas

Both the Network Operations Center (within the ITS Service Center) and our BlueJeans vendor support this service.

  • If you have questions about your U-M account, setup, settings, or other general questions about using BlueJeans, call the Network Operations Center.
  • If you are experiencing connectivity, audio, video, or other time-sensitive issues during a BlueJeans event, call or chat directly with the BlueJeans vendor.

Contact information for both groups is found on the Get Help section of the BlueJeans webpages.