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Recent Updates

  • As an instructor, you can delete comments in any media that has been added to your course. Comments cannot be edited except by the user who created the comment.

    Deleted comments cannot be recovered.

    Note: In groups, instructors cannot manage all comments. A comment can only be managed by the person who made the comment.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Admin Role, Arc Guide, Canvas, Instructor Role, Settings
  • 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: Instructors can delete any comment at any time.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide, Canvas
  • As an instructor, you can edit the details of a video or audio file in your course 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 media when users search for them.

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

    Note: You cannot add details and tags unless the media was embedded with comments.

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

    How do I view Arc media in Canvas?

    Arc media may be embedded in Canvas as part of a Canvas course page or group content. Arc media can be embedded using any feature that supports the Rich Content Editor such as Assignments, Discussions, and Pages.

    Embedded media in Canvas may or may not include comments.

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

    How do I embed Arc media in Canvas?

    In Canvas, users can embed media from Arc in any feature area with the Rich Content Editor, including Assignments, Discussions, and Pages. Media is embedded using the Arc LTI tool. You can select existing media and also upload new media through the Arc LTI tool.

    When embedding media in Canvas, comments are enabled by default, but you can choose to disable comments. Regardless of comments, embedded media views are always included in analytics.

    Embedding Media in Assignments and Discussions

    If you are an instructor and embedding media in an assignment or a discussion, you may consider disabling comments. For graded assignments, inline comments are not a replacement for submissions and never display in SpeedGrader. For instance, when embedding media in a graded discussion, students could post inline comments, but to receive a grade, they would also have to post a reply to the graded discussion. The discussion reply would display in SpeedGrader for grading. However, comments could be enabled when embedding media in a No Submission or Not Graded assignment.

    Embedding Media as a Student

    If you are a student, media you embed into a Canvas course or group is created as a new copy owned by your instructor. When embedding media, you will not be able to edit any details, so you may want to confirm the name of your media before it is uploaded. Otherwise, you can contact your instructor to modify the details of your media.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide, Canvas
  • As an instructor, if Arc has been enabled at the course or account level, you can view your Arc library through the Arc Media Library link in Course Navigation. This link allows you to see your course collections without having to access Arc through the Rich Content Editor. Accessing Arc through the Course Navigation Menu includes the same functionality available in an Arc Account.

    Note: Students cannot view the Arc Media Library link but can still access Arc media wherever it is embedded in course content or through the Rich Content Editor.  

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide, Canvas, Instructor Role
  • Arc can be used as a standalone product, but its strength lies in its integration power. Arc integrates with Canvas and allows instructors to seamlessly integrate media interaction into the classroom.

    When Arc is integrated with Canvas, all Arc users can use Arc as an external tool through the the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is part of multiple features in Canvas including Assignments, Discussions, and Pages. For students, the Rich Content Editor is also available in course groups and in Text Entry assignment submissions.

    By default, embedded media files allow comments to be added, though comments can be removed based on user preference.

    Note: Depending on your user role, not all Arc functionality may be available through the Rich Content Editor. If your Global Navigation Menu includes a link to Arc, you can manage videos at any time directly through an Arc account. Instructors can also access Arc through the Course Navigation Menu.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Arc Guide, Canvas
  • As part of your institution's Arc configuration, your Arc account includes LTI keys that are used to integrate Arc into other compatible platforms, including Canvas.

    If you need to access the LTI Keys for your institution, you can view them as an admin in your Arc site.

    Note: The LTI Keys are for an entire institution, not just for you as an admin. If you need to change the LTI Keys, please contact your Customer Success Manager.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Admin Role, Arc Guide, Arc Site, Settings
  • When users access Arc through Canvas, users are automatically given an Arc account and added to the Arc users list. However, if you need to add a specific user to Arc (usually as an admin), you should create their account through your institution's Arc site.

    When you add a user to your Arc site, the user receives an email invitation to create a password to access the Arc site.

    Note: Currently once you create a user, you cannot remove the user from the Arc account.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Admin Role, Arc Guide, Arc Site, Settings
  • As an admin user, you can manage users in your institution's Arc account. Currently, users can only be managed in your institution's Arc site outside of Canvas.

    Users are either added to Arc directly as a new user (most commonly admins) or added automatically to the user list when they access Arc links or content in Canvas.

    Currently you cannot remove users from the Arc account.

    Manual Arc Guide
    Tags Admin Role, Arc Guide, Arc Site, Canvas, Settings