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Overview


There are a number of ways to include videos in a Canvas course. Canvas has a feature in the content editor that allows users to film videos or audio clips, as well as to upload pre-existing clips. TechSmith Relay is also integrated with Canvas, so video and audio clips made on that platform can be viewed in a Canvas course. To ensure accessibility for all students, make sure that all videos being used in your Canvas courses have captions.

In Canvas

For more detail on how to create video and audio recordings in Canvas, click here.

Record Video or Audio in Canvas

  1. From the Content Editor in Canvas, select the film roll icon.
    film roll icon in the Canvas Rich content editor
  2. In the 'Record Media' tab, title your recording.
  3. Click anywhere in the black screen to start recording.
    record media by clicking anywhere on the pop-up screen
  4. When you are finished recording, click anywhere to stop.
  5. Press save.

Upload Directly into Canvas

  1. From the Content Editor in Canvas, select the film roll icon.
  2. In the "Upload Media" Tab, select whether you would like to upload an audio or video file.
  3. Find the file you want to upload on your computer and upload it.
    find the file you want to upload on your computer
  4. Your uploaded media file will display as a comment. After you save your work, this will become a thumbnail for the video.
    a temporary comment which will be replaced with a thumbnail when you save your work

TechSmith Relay

  1. From the Content Editor in Canvas, select the "More External Tools" icon and then choose TechSmith Relay.
    Image of a downward facing chevron that has two menu options, one for inserting Office 365 documents or TechSmith Relay videos.
  2. You will be redirected to your TechSmith Relay library.
  3. Select the "Add Media" button for the content you want to bring into Canvas.
  4. Your media file will display as a grey box. After you save your work, this will become a thumbnail for the video.