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How do I upload a video to My Media in Canvas?

All Tufts users can access the Canvas My Media tool and upload and store course-related video files there.

NOTE: When you upload a video to My Media in Canvas, you are the only person who can view it. If, however, you share the video the the Media Gallery of any given Canvas site, course participants will be able to view it.

Video recordings of prior class sessions in which students, guest lecturers, or others appear should not be shared without their express permission.

Once you've uploaded a video to the My Media tool in your Canvas account (i.e. the private section of your account), It is possible to edit it to remove footage of students and others. For help with this please reach out to [email protected].

Also see: How do I edit a video uploaded or recorded with My Media?

Once you have uploaded a video to the My Media tool in your Canvas account, the video can then be shared with course participants by publishing it to the Media Gallery of a given Canvas course, or by embedding it any Canvas text box in a Canvas course (including text in Announcements, Pages, Syllabus, Discussions, Assignments, or Quizzes).

The instructions below step you through the process of uploading a video into Canvas My Media —

Log into Canvas and click "My Media" in the left-hand menu

You'll see the My Media tool and a list of your previously uploaded videos

Click "Add New" and select "Media Upload"

You'll see the Upload Media page

Click "Choose a file to upload"

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Locate the video file on your computer and click "Open" (or "Select")

This initiates the upload process, and displays the video details

While the upload is running you can enter video details including Name, Description and Tags, then click "Save"

This saves the video and related information to your My Media in Canvas. The display will indicate that the video information has been saved.

When the save is complete click "Go To My Media"

You will see a list of all your recordings in My Media, including the video you just uploaded.

NOTE: Depending on the size of the video, it may take a while to be "processed". When processing is finished you will receive an email notification.

Once processed the video can be published to the Media Gallery in a Canvas course, or embedded in a Canvas text box.

Important captioning note:

Videos uploaded to Canvas My Media will automatically have machine-captions applied, as well as a searchable transcript.

See: How can I get captions on My Media videos?