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How do I record media using the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

You can use the New Rich Content Editor to record video and audio media. You can record media for any length of time, but shorter media recordings are recommended. If your media is longer than 15 minutes, you may want to consider recording and uploading using an external provider. Longer media recordings require more time to render and may be interrupted without a stable internet connection.

Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, and Syllabus.

Notes: 

  • HTML5 media recording only applies to Chrome, Firefox, and Edge (Chromium). If you are using Internet Explorer or Safari, you must use Flash video recording.
  • The New Rich Content Editor is currently a course opt-in feature. You can manage your course features in Course Settings.

Open New Rich Content Editor

Open New Rich Content Editor

Open the New Rich Content Editor when creating or editing an announcement, assignment, discussion, page, quiz, or syllabus.

Note: The Rich Content Editor supports keyboard shortcuts. To view the Keyboard Shortcuts menu, click the Keyboard icon or press ALT+F8 (PC keyboard) or ALT+FN+F8 (Mac keyboard).

Open Media Upload Tool from Toolbar

Open Media Upload Tool

To upload media from the toolbar, click the Media icon [1].

You can also upload media from the media options menu. To view additional media options, click the Media Options arrow [2]. Then select the Upload/Record Media option [3].

To view the Media icon, you may have to click the Options icon [4].

Note: If the Media icon does not display in the toolbar, media uploads have been disabled by your institution.

Open Media Upload Tool from Menubar

Open Media Upload Tool from Menubar

You can also upload media using the menubar in the New Rich Content Editor. The menubar displays the title of Rich Content Editor tools and may be preferable for those using keyboard navigation.

To upload media using the menubar, click the Insert menu [1], select the Media option [2], and select the Upload/Record Media option [3].

Open Media Recording Tool

Click the Record tab.

Select Mic and Webcam Options

Select Mic and Webcam Options

The media recorder connects to your computer's default microphone and web cam.

To change your microphone settings, click the Mic button [1]. Then select from the displayed options [2].

To change your webcam settings, click the Webcam button [3]. To disable video recording, select the No Video option [4].

Record Media

Record Media

Click the Start Recording button.

Finish Media Recording

The media recorder displays the length of your current recording [1].

To restart your recording, click the Start Over button [2].

To finish your recording, click the Finish button [3].

Preview Recorded Media

Preview Recorded Media

Preview your recorded media in the media recorder [1].

To title your media, type in the Title field [2].

To embed your media in the New Rich Content Editor, click the Save button [3].

View Embedded Media

View Embedded Media

View your uploaded media file in the New Rich Content Editor.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

Notes:

  • The assignment, discussion, pages, and quizzes details pages display a Save & Publish button.
  • The Syllabus page displays an Update Syllabus button.
  • Discussion replies display a Post Reply button.

View Content

View Content

View the content created in the New Rich Content Editor.