How do I use Canvas Studio?

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

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

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

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

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

View Studio Navigation Toolbar

View Studio Navigation Menu

Within the Studio interface, Studio includes a navigation toolbar at the top of every page. The toolbar includes the Navigation Menu icon [1], as well as icons to record media [2], add media [3], and search media [4].

View Library

By default, Studio opens to the My Library page, which displays all your uploaded Studio media and media collections. Media files and collections display in the order they were uploaded or created, starting with the most recently uploaded media or created collection.

View Shared Media

View Shared Media

You can view media that other Studio users have shared with you in the Shared with Me page.

View Course Media

If you are an instructor, you can view media uploaded to your courses. Click the Navigation Menu icon [1]. Courses with Studio media display in the Course Media menu [2]. To view the Studio media in the course, click the course name link [3].

Note: Media must be added to the course before the course appears in the navigation menu.

Search Media

Search Media

The search field returns searches for titles, description terms, or terms that match specific tags. Tags and descriptions can be created when a creator adds a video or audio file and edits the details.

To search for a video or audio file, click the Search icon [1]. In the Search field [2], enter the name or subject of the video or audio file. Click the Enter or Return key on your keyboard.

View Search Results

View Search Results

Any results display in the page.

Upload Media

Upload Media

To upload media, click the Add button. You can also drag and drop video or audio files into your My Library page.

Record Media

Record Media

To record media, click the Record button. You can use your webcam to record a video in Studio.

View Media

View Media

To view the media, hover over the video or audio file and click the media thumbnail. Viewing media allows you to manage all details and settings as well as manage comments and view user analytics.