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

You can use the Rich Content Editor to upload a video. The following Canvas features use the Rich Content Editor:

  • Announcements
  • Assignments
  • Discussions
  • Pages
  • Quizzes
  • Syllabus

Open the Rich Content Editor

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

Open Media Comment Tool

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

Upload Media

Upload Media

Click the Upload Media tab [1].

Select Video File

Select Video File

Choose the Select Video File button [1]. A popup window will appear in your browser.

Select Video File

Select Video File

Select the video you want to upload [1]. Click the Open button [2].

Upload Video File

Upload Video File

The status bar will show you the progress of your video upload [1]. The speed of your upload will depend on your internet connection and the size of your video. Wait for your media to upload. Once the progress bar is full this window will automatically close.

View Uploaded Video

The uploaded video will be indicated by a link inside the Rich Content Editor [1].

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click Save Changes.

View Media

View Media

Click on the video to view it in Canvas.

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