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  • If you receive an email welcoming you to Arc, you need to verify your account by setting up a password. This password is used to access a specific Arc site separate from Canvas. When you accept the account invitation, the login page shows the URL you should use to manage and access Arc.

    Most commonly, email invitations are only sent to users who are invited to Arc as admins. Currently Arc users can only be managed by admins in the institution's Arc site.

    The password you create for your Arc site currently does not sync with your Canvas login, so for best results, create the same password for Arc that you use for Canvas. If you choose a different password, you can reset your password in your Arc site at any time using the password reset link.

    Except for the Arc site user menu, Arc sites display the same content as found in an Arc account.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Admin, Arc, Arc Guide, Arc Media, Arc Site, Arc Video, Login
  • Updated on: Aug 08, 2017

    How do I access Arc?

    Depending on your institution's goals and preferences, Arc can be accessed in several ways. Most commonly, Arc accounts are integrated with Canvas.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc, Arc Guide, Arc Media, Arc Video
  • Canvas is integrated with a number of third party web services. Most of these services can be configured from the user settings page.

    Tags Canvas, Registered Services, Student, Student Guide, Web Services
  • When you record a new video or upload an existing video in Canvas, you can upload a caption file for your users. If you do not have a caption file, you can use the subtitle creation tool to create the file for your video.

    Once you have created and downloaded your caption file, learn how to add captions to Canvas videos.

    Note: Canvas must render the video and create a URL link before you can create a caption file. If you try to add subtitles and the subtitle creation tool is not yet available, try accessing your video later.

    Tags Canvas, Captions, Rich Content Editor, Student, Student Guide, Video
  • You can easily create and upload caption files when you add video content in the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

    This lesson only applies to creating captions for videos created or uploaded into Canvas. If you've created a video outside of Canvas that you want to share in your course, learn how to create captions for external videos.

    If you have not yet created or uploaded your video, learn how to record a new video or upload an existing video.

    Note: Users can view video captions in the Canvas by Instructure mobile app. However, iOS devices can only display captions in WebVTT format. If you use another format besides WebVTT, users on iOS devices will not be able to display the video captions.

    Tags Canvas, Captions, Rich Content Editor, Student, Student Guide, Video
  • If you are the video owner for a video hosted on a supported third-party media site, or if you already have an online link to a supported video type, you can create caption files for external videos.

    Once you have uploaded your video and created captions, learn how to view video captions.

    Notes:

    • You cannot add a closed-captioning file to an online video if you are not the owner.
    • If you view a video in the Canvas by Instructure app, iOS devices can display captions created with WebVTT files. If you cannot view video captions in an iOS device, the caption type is not supported.
    Tags Canvas, Captions, Rich Content Editor, Student, Student Guide, Video
  • If your course has enabled Google Apps, you can create a document, slide presentation, or spreadsheet using Google Drive and then embed that document anywhere you can use the Rich Content Editor in Canvas. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

    In Google, you can link or embed files. When files are linked in the Rich Content Editor, the link displays the exact name of the file. Please ensure your file names are correct before linking a file. For embedded files, any time you edit the Google document, it will be automatically updated in Canvas.

    Note: If you cannot view the Google Drive icon in the Rich Content Editor, you can still include your file by creating a hyperlink or publishing your Google content to the web and pasting the embed code in the HTML editor.

    Tags Canvas, Google Drive, Hyperlink, Rich Content Editor, Student, Student Guide
  • You can use the Rich Content Editor to upload a video. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

    Canvas allows you to upload supported media types.

    Canvas videos also support caption files. Once you upload a video, learn how to add captions to a video.

    Tags Canvas, Rich Content Editor, Student, Student Guide, Video
  • 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.

    Tags Canvas, Rich Content Editor, Student, Student Guide, Video
  • Updated on: Aug 05, 2017

    How do I view quiz results as a student?

    Quiz results are easy to read in Canvas. As a student, you can see different types of quiz results, depending on your instructor's preference.

    Tags Canvas, Canvas Network, Quizzes, Student, Student Guide, test, tests