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How do I manage video options in the New Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

You can manage video options for videos previously uploaded in the New Rich Content Editor. The New Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes).

This lesson only applies to videos created in or uploaded into Canvas.

If you have not yet created or uploaded your video, learn how to record a new video or upload an existing video.

Note: 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 Video Options

Open Video Options

To manage video options for a video previously uploaded in the New Rich Content Editor, select the video [1], then click the Video Options button [2].

Note: The Video Options button will not display for videos embedded from other websites.

Manage Video Options

Manage Video Options

To edit the video title, use the Title field [1].

By default, videos created or uploaded using the New Rich Content Editor will display as an embedded video [2]. To display as a text link that will open in a new tab when clicked, select the Display Text Link option [3].

To manage an embedded video's size, select the Size drop-down [4].

Any closed caption or subtitle files that have been added will display in the Closed Captions/Subtitles section [5]. To remove a closed caption or subtitle file, click the Delete icon [6]. To a closed caption or subtitle file, click the Add icon [7].

Notes:

  • SRT and VTT caption files are supported in the New Rich Content Editor.
  • Users can view video captions in the Canvas apps. However, iOS devices can only display captions in WebVTT format. If you use another format besides WebVTT, users on iOS devices will not be able to display the video captions.

Save Video Options

Save Video Options

To save your changes, click the Done button.