Transitioning from BlueJeans to Zoom in Canvas

Starting January 12, 2021, you will no longer be able to use BlueJeans in Canvas.  This includes access via Canvas to event and meeting videos hosted in BlueJeans. ITS is committed to helping faculty successfully move from BlueJeans to Zoom in Canvas. If you need help, contact the project team at

Zoom is a direct replacement for BlueJeans in Canvas that provides the same options and functionality, including the ability to easily schedule and record meetings, create reports, and set access and security controls for recordings.

Below is a checklist for moving from BlueJeans:

  • If you have recordings currently hosted in BlueJeans (Meetings and Events) that you want to keep, download them within 180 days of the recording date or by April 30, 2021, whichever is earlier. Downloaded videos can be uploaded to your course media gallery using the MiVideo service.  Instructions on how to upload your recording.
    • Make sure to find any references to the BlueJeans recording link and change them to direct students to the course media gallery. Examples include Canvas pages with links to BlueJeans-hosted recordings and documents such as class syllabi with links to BlueJeans-hosted recordings or personal meeting rooms.
  • If you reuse course sites, identify and update links to BlueJeans-hosted recordings or BlueJeans personal rooms.
  • Reschedule recurring BlueJeans meetings that take place after January 12, 2021 using an alternative such as Zoom or Google Meet.

If you are new to the U-M community or new to Zoom, follow the directions on the Zoom Getting Started page. Learn more on the Zoom for Teaching web page.

Direct links to training: