How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor?

You can use the Rich Content Editor to record a video.

Open the Rich Content Editor

Open the Canvas feature where you want to record your video (Assignments, Quizzes, Discussions, etc.) Open the Rich Content Editor.

Open Media Comment Tool

Click the Video Clip icon to open the Media Comment Tool.

Select Video Recording Option

Select Video Recording Option

Click the Webcam icon to begin recording video.

Allow Adobe Flash Player Access

Allow Adobe Flash Player Access

Click Allow to give the Adobe Flash Player to access your computer's camera and microphone.

Select Settings

Select Settings

You can open the Settings for the Flash Player to select specific options for your video recording.

To open the settings, Right-click (PC users) or Control-click (MAC users) anywhere on the media window.

Modify Settings

Modify Settings

You can select among the Flash Player Setting tabs and select your privacy settings [1] and local storage limit [2] on your local computer. You can also select a specific microphone [3] or camera [4] using the drop-down menu, if your computer contains more than one option.

Start Recording

Start Recording

Click to start recording an video file.

Stop Recording

Stop Recording

The time [1] and the volume level [2] of your recording will continuously update as you record. Click anywhere to stop recording.

Review Recording

Review Recording

Your recording will begin to playback automatically. Click Save to save your video [1]. Click Record [2] to re-record your video message.

View Video

View Video

Your video will be automatically inserted into the Rich Content Editor.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click Save Changes.

View Media

View Media

You can view the video file by clicking on the preview [1].

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