Canvas Web Cam VideosInstructor - How do I create a webcam video in a Canvas text box?

Instructor - How do I create a webcam video in a Canvas text box?

In Canvas, users can record a webcam video in a number of different tools:

In any Canvas text box (Announcements / Syllabus / Pages / Assignments / Discussions / Quizzes)

In any Canvas message (Inbox/email)

In the Canvas Speed Grader as part of grading Assignments, Discussions, Quizzes -

Go to the Canvas text box in which you want to create a webcam video

  • Announcements / Syllabus / Pages / Assignments / Discussions / Quizzes
  • This example uses Canvas Pages

Place your cursor in the text box where you want the webcam video displayed

Click the Record/Upload Media icon

NOTE: If your display is not expanded, you might see a "More" icon (3 vertical dots). Click on this More icon to see the Record/Upload Media icon

Select "Upload/Record Media"

Select the Record tab

This displays your computer's webcam recorder

Make sure the proper Microphone and Webcam are selected, then click "Start Recording"

When you are finished recording, click "Finish"

This displays a Preview page. You can Preview the video by clicking on the "Go" button or you can redo the recording by clicking on "Start Over"

When you are finished, click "Save"

This embeds the video into the Canvas Text box.

Click "Save and Publish" or "Save" "Post" (depending on the type of text box)

Example: