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How do I upload a Youtube video to My Media?

All Tufts University (faculty/students/staff) accounts can access the Canvas My Media tool and can upload and store video files.

Once uploaded to a user's My Media, a video can be then be shared with course site participants by publishing the video to the site's Media Gallery tool or embedding the video is any Canvas text box (Announcements / Pages / Syllabus / Discussions / Assignments / Quizzes)

Click My Media

This displays the My Media tool. All previously uploaded video is displayed.

Click Add New and select Youtube

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This displays the Video Page Link box.

Paste the Youtube Video URL and Click Preview

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Once you have pasted the URL the Preview box will be selectable.

Ensure it is the correct video

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Enter Name, Description, Tags, then Click Save

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The information will be pulled from the youtube video. Once you have adjusted the information click Save.

Click Go To My Media

This displays your My Media space with all of the videos you have uploaded.

NOTE: Depending on the size of the video, it may take awhile for the video to be "processed". When finished processing, you will receive an email at your Tufts email address indicating that the video is ready to be published to a Media Gallery site or embedded in a Canvas text box.

Example of the video in My Media

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Note: Since mechanical captioning is automatic you will first see a tag that says, autoprocessing. This will then change to autocomplete when CC is available. This will not require any action on your part.

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After the autocomplete tag appears you will be able to edit your captions.

Use this guide to open the Closed Captions Editor: How can I edit captions on my media videos? (New)