How do I get a public link or embed code for media in Canvas Studio?

As a media owner, you can create a public link and an embed code to be used for showing media in public websites. You can also disable the public link and embed code in order to remove access to the media file. Additionally, media that is linked or embedded publicly do not include comments or track viewer data.

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


  • 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 Canvas Studio admins.
  • If you want to include comments when embedding media, you need to embed through the Studio LTI tool. Learn how to embed media in Canvas.

Share Media

Share Media

In the My Library page, locate the media, click the Options icon [1] and then click the Share Media link [2].

Create Public Links

To create public links, click the Create Public Link button.

View Public Link

To share a public link, copy the public link in the Public Link field.

View Embed Code

View Embed Code

To use an embed code, copy the embed code in the Embed Code field.

Remove Public Links

To remove and disable public links, click the Delete icon [1] and then click the Done button [2].