What types of media files can be uploaded into Canvas?

Canvas can convert specific video and audio files for upload into your course. Canvas converts video and audio files up to 500 MB through the media tool.

Note: Uploaded files are converted to a format supported by your browser. However, not all media files can be played within Canvas.

Supported File Types

Canvas will accept the following video files as an upload:

  • flv – Flash Video
swf – Macromedia flash
asf – Microsoft Media
  • a
qt – Apple Quicktime
mov – Apple Quicktime
mpg – Digital Video Format

  • mpeg – Digital Video Format
avi – Digital Video Format
wav – Digital Video Format
m4v – Digital Video Format

  • wmv – Windows Media

  • mp4 – Digital Video Format

  • 3gp – Multimedia Mobile Format

Canvas will accept the following audio files as an upload:

  • mp3 – Digital Audio Format
  • wma – Windows media audio

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