How do I record a video using Flash in the Rich Content Editor as a student?
The Rich Content Editor will be discontinued in a future release. Instructors can enable the New Rich Content Editor feature in course feature options.
If you are using Chrome or Firefox, you can record a video using HTML5. However, if you are using Internet Explorer 11 or Safari, you must use Flash to record a video in the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes).
You can record media for any length of time, but shorter video recordings are recommended. If your video is longer than 15 minutes, you may want to consider recording and uploading using an external provider. Longer media lengths require a longer rendering time and may be interrupted without a stable internet connection.
Canvas videos also support caption files. Once you record and save your video, learn how to add captions to a video.
If you are unable to record video comments with your webcam, there are several troubleshooting steps you can try.
Open Rich Content Editor
Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.
Open Media Comment Tool
To open the Media Comment Tool, click the Video Clip icon.
Allow Adobe Flash Player Access
To give the Adobe Flash Player access to your computer's camera and microphone, click Allow.
You can open the Settings for the Flash Player to select specific options for your video recording.
To open the settings, Right-click (PC users) or Control-click (MAC users) anywhere on the media window.
You can select among the Flash Player Setting tabs and select your privacy settings  and local storage limit  on your local computer. You can also select a specific microphone  or camera  using the drop-down menu if your computer contains more than one option.
Select Video Recording Option
To begin recording video, click the Webcam icon.
Click to start recording a video file.
The time  and the volume level  of your recording will continuously update as you record. Click anywhere to stop recording.
Your recording will begin to playback automatically. To save your video, click the Save button . To re-record your video message, click the Record button .
Your video will be automatically inserted into the Rich Content Editor.
Click the Save button.
Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Discussions, the Save button may appear as “Post Reply”.