Understanding the InSpace Integration Features

Modified on Fri, 05 Aug 2022 at 01:42 AM

InSpace for Canvas LMS provides your course with 3 places to meet and collaborate. Convenient features built in to the integration make organizing your course easier than ever before!  


The Virtual Office is an InSpace session that can be started only by the instructor (or their co-host, if any). Students cannot enter the instructor's Virtual Office if the instructor is not there. 

From the InSpace portal in Canvas, students can see if the instructor is in the Virtual Office, as well as if other students are present. The instructor's Virtual Office is the same for all of their courses, so they do not need to juggle multiple links or sessions.


The Student Space is accessible 24/7 by students enrolled in the Canvas course. It is available for students to collaborate and connect anytime. If there is an active user in the Student Space, their circle and name will display in the Canvas InSpace portal, so other students can see and join their classmate. 

In the Student Space, students may record the session, but otherwise do not have any host privileges. 


The Classroom Space is the main location where live class sessions are hosted. Students cannot join this session until the instructor (or their co-host) has joined the classroom.


The Chat is connected to the Classroom Space. Instructors can create channels based on different topics or groups. All participants can send messages directly to others in the class as well. 

The Chat is persistent, meaning that the content is saved, making it a great way to track important announcements, questions, or information that students need to reference again and again. 


The InSpace Canvas integration also tracks attendance, which is available by clicking the Analytics link located in the Canvas portal for each space. 



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