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  • After you upload a video or audio file, you can edit the details of the media and add tags.

    Details include the title and description of the media. Descriptions do not appear anywhere in Arc, but the content in the description is used to locate the media files when users search for them.

    Tags help organize the media and also act as search terms to help users find a relevant media.

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

    How do I view media in an Arc account?

    Arc media contains several options to help you manage your viewing experience. You can easily view media in Arc.

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

    How do I upload media in an Arc account?

    You can upload video or audio files to your collection in Arc either through the Upload button or by dragging and dropping into the My Collection page. Media can be uploaded from any page in your account. After a media file is uploaded, you can manage all controls and settings.

    You can bulk upload multiple specific media files at a time. The maximum file size for a media file upload is 10 GB. Learn more about supported file formats.

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

    How do I use Arc in an Arc account?

    An Arc account allows you to manage all your Arc media at any time. You can view, share, and comment on any uploaded video or audio media file.

    When Arc is integrated with Canvas, users with instructor roles can also view media within their course.

    Most commonly, Arc accounts are integrated with Canvas and can be accessed through your institution's Global Navigation Menu. However, Arc can also be accessed through a separate Arc site (most commonly for admins).

    To learn about available keyboard shortcuts in Arc, view the Arc Media Player Keyboard Shortcuts PDF.

    Note: If your Canvas Global Navigation Menu does not include a link to Arc, and your institution did not provide you with an email to log into the Arc site, you can always access Arc through the Rich Content Editor Arc icon, though full functionality is limited. If you are an instructor, you can also access Arc through the Course Navigation Menu.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Admin Settings, Arc Guide, Canvas
  • In Canvas, you can view Arc media the same way that your students view media in a course through Student View. Enabling Student View creates a Test Student in your course and automatically creates an Arc account. You can activate Student View in your Course Settings.

    To see the student's perspective on Canvas, use Student View to view the course, post and reply to discussions, submit assignments, view grades, view people, view pages, view the syllabus, view quizzes, view the calendar, and view the scheduler (if enabled).

    Attendance, conferences, conversations, collaborations, differentiated assignments, groups, peer reviews, and profiles do not work for the Test Student. You will see only what you, as the instructor, allow your students to see.

    Notes:

    • Each Canvas course has a separate Test Student account. Whenever you move to a new course you will need to enable Student View for that course.
    • Submissions and scores for the Test Student do not affect course analytics.
    • You can only view the course layout as it is seen by your students. You cannot view student-specific information, such as conversations between students.
    • Once you activate Student View, the Test Student is shown at the end of the Gradebook and is automatically added to every section in your course. However, the Test Student is not shown in the section enrollment count.
    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide, Canvas, Instructor Role, Settings
  • You can submit an Arc video or audio file as a File Upload assignment in Canvas.

    Once you submit an Arc video or audio file as an assignment, the video or audio file is created as a new copy owned by your instructor. You will not be able to edit any details, so please confirm the name of your video or audio file before it is uploaded as Arc media.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide, Assignments, Canvas, Student Role
  • You can submit an Arc video or audio file as a Text Entry assignment in Canvas.

    Once you submit an Arc video or audio file as an assignment, the video or audio file is created as a new copy owned by your instructor. You will not be able to edit any details, so please confirm the name of your video or audio file before it is uploaded as Arc media.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide, Assignments, Canvas, Student Role
  • As an instructor, you can add an Arc video or audio file as a module item as an external tool.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide, Canvas, Instructor Role, Modules
  • You can create assignments where students can submit videos or audio files from their Arc accounts.

    Arc video submissions can be created as a Text Entry or Online submission type. Both submission types allow students to access their Arc account and select a video or audio file. Currently, External Tool submission types are not supported.

    • Text Entry: Allows students to embed media using the Arc icon in the Rich Content Editor
    • File Uploads: Allows students to view the Arc tab as a submission option
    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide, Assignments, Canvas, Instructor Role
  • As an instructor, you can view analytics for a video or audio file in your course 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. This feature specifically helps you see if students sufficiently viewed the content in preparation for an assignment or discussion.

    When a student embeds a video or audio file, the video or audio file is created as a new copy owned by you. Students cannot edit any details or view analytics for video or audio files they embedded in a course.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Analytics, Arc Guide, Canvas, Instructor Role