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How do I attach a file or media comment to a message as an observer?

You can upload supplemental files and record or upload media files as part of your Inbox messages.

For more information about supported uploaded media types, please see the Canvas Media Files lesson.

Note: Attachments appear in your user files in the Conversation Attachments folder and count against the files limit for your account.

Open Inbox

Open Inbox

In Global Navigation, click the Inbox link.

Compose Message

To start a new message, click the Compose icon.

Add Attachment

Browse for Attachment

To attach a file, click the Paperclip icon.

Select File(s)

Select File(s)

Select the file and click the Open button.

Select Multiple Files

Select Multiple Files

You can upload additional files by clicking the paperclip icon [1] again. If you accidentally select the wrong file, press the Delete icon [2] to remove it, or click the paperclip icon or double click the file to select a different file. When you are finished, click the Send button [3].

View Attachment(s)

View Attachment(s)

The attachments will appear below the message. To view the file, click the link.

Add Media Comment or File

Add Media Comment or File

To attach a media comment or file, click the Media icon.

Record Media Comment

Record Media Comment

A pop-up window will appear in your browser.

Click the Record Media tab [1]. Select your preferred media method: record with microphone only [2] or record with webcam [3]. When you're ready to record, click the Start Recording button [4].

Note: If you see a message from Adobe Flash Player and instructure.com requesting access, click the Allow button.

Create Recording

Create Recording

The timer with the dot indicates you are recording your media comment, as well as the length of the comment [1]. Once you are finished recording, click the Finish button [2].

Save Recording

Save Recording

Before you attach the media comment, you have the chance to review it. In the title field, name your media comment [1]. If you are happy with the result, click the Save button [2]. If you want to re-record the recording, click the Start Over button [3].

Upload Media Comment

Upload Media Comment

If you have a previously recorded media file, you can upload it as part of your message. Click the Upload Media tab [1]. Click either the Select Audio File button [2] or Select Video File button [3].

Upload Media File

Upload Media File

Locate the media file on your computer. Click the Open button.

Send Message
Send Message

Your media comment will appear in your message [1]. If you want to remove the comment, click the delete icon to remove it from the message [2]. When you are finished, click the Send button [3].

View Media Comment
View Media Comment

The media comment will appear below the message. Click the link to view the file.