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  • You can join a conference that has already been started by the conference host.

    Tags Conferences, Instructor Guide, Observer Guide, Student Guide
  • Updated on: Mar 21, 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 Guide
  • Updated on: Mar 21, 2017

    What is Arc?

    Arc is a communication tool that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video and audio media. Learn more about Arc.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide
  • If you are the owner of a video or audio file, you can view analytics and see how many users have viewed the video or audio file. Analytics can help you see if a user viewed the entire media file or skipped segments.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Analytics, Arc Guide
  • If you are the owner of a video or audio file, you can delete comments in any media that you own. Comments cannot be edited except by the user who created the comment.

    Note: Deleted comments cannot be recovered.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide
  • You can add comments directly to a video or audio file to create commentary or ask questions. You can edit or delete your comments if necessary.

    You can also reply to a comment that has been posted in the timeline. Currently, replies only support one reply level. You cannot reply to another user's reply.

    Note: Users with editing rights can delete any comment at any time.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide
  • Each video and audio file includes an embed code and public link that you can use for showing media in public websites. Located in the Sharing options for a video or audio file, public links and embed codes do not include comments. Additionally, public links and embed codes are not authenticated so they cannot track viewer data in Arc.

    This lesson shows you how to get a link or embed code directly from the My Collection page. However, when you own a medie file or a user has shared a media file with you, the link and code are also available when viewing media.

    Notes:

    • Viewing public links and embed codes is an account permission. If you are not able to view the Links tab, your institution has restricted this feature to all users except Arc admins.
    • If you want to include comments when embedding media, you need to embed through the Arc LTI tool. Learn how to embed media in Canvas.
    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide, Canvas, Embed Video
  • You can share a video or audio file from your collection with any user in your institution's account and allow them view or edit rights. Users can view shared media in the Shared with Me collection drop-down link. You can change or remove sharing permissions for media at any time.

    If you allow a user to view a video or audio file, the user can view the media, have access to the sharing settings embed code and public link, share the media with others, remove themselves from having access to view the media, the details, and comments.

    If you allow a user to edit a video or audio file, the user has all permissions allowed as if that user had originally uploaded the media file, including deleting the media, editing details and options, and viewing analytic insights.

    This lesson shows you how to share a video directly from the My Collection page. However, when you own a video or a user has shared a video with you, sharing options are also available when viewing a video. You can also share an audio file.

    Note: Currently, you cannot share media with a user until Arc verifies the user's account in a course enrollment. Verifications are made when the user views embedded Arc media in a Canvas course. Additionally, you can only share media with users in your Canvas courses.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide
  • Updated on: Mar 21, 2017

    How do I delete media in an Arc account?

    If necessary, you can delete a video or audio file from your collection in Arc.

    Deleting a video or audio file also removes all comments.

    Note: If you delete media from a course collection, the media will only be deleted from the course where you are deleting the media. The media will still exist in all other collections where the media exists.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide
  • You can add one caption file to a video or audio file that you can edit in Arc. The most common file type is an SRT file, though Arc also support VTT files, which are more user-friendly for mobile devices.

    If you need help creating a captioned file, you can use a captioning site such as Amara to easily create captions for your video or audio files.

    Note: Currently Arc only supports one caption file per media upload.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide, Captions