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

You can use the Rich Content Editor to record a video. You can record media for any length of time, but shorter video recordings are recommended. If your video is longer than 15 minutes, you may want to consider recording and uploading using an external provider. Longer media lengths require a longer rendering time and may be interrupted without a stable internet connection.

The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

Canvas videos also support caption files. Once you record and save your video, learn how to add captions to a video.

Open Rich Content Editor

Open Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

Open Media Comment Tool

Open Media Comment Tool

To open the Media Comment Tool, click the Video Clip icon.

Allow Adobe Flash Player Access

Allow Adobe Flash Player Access

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

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.

Select Video Recording Option

Select Video Recording Option

To begin recording video, click the Webcam icon.

Start Recording

Start Recording

Click to start recording a 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. To save your video, click the Save button [1]. To re-record your video message, click the Record button [2].

View Video

View Video

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

Save Changes

Save Changes

To save any changes made in the Rich Content Editor, click the Save button.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as “Update Syllabus” or “Post Reply”.

View Media

View Media

You can view the video file by clicking the preview icon.