How do I upload a video using 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.
You can use the Rich Content Editor to upload a video. The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes).
Canvas allows you to upload supported media types.
Canvas converts files up to 500 MB. If a file exceeds the 500 MB limit, you can host the file through an external source such as YouTube and embed it using the Rich Content Editor. To learn more about available options for using media files in Canvas, view the Canvas Media Comparison PDF.
Canvas videos also support caption files. Once you upload a video, learn how to add captions to a video.
Note: Video playback defaults to the lowest resolution quality. Users can manage video playback options in the video settings menu.
Open Rich Content Editor
Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.
Open Media Comment Tool
Click the Media icon.
Click the Upload Media tab.
Select Video File
Choose the Select Video File button.
Open Video File
Select the video you want to upload . Click the Open button .
Upload Video File
The status bar will show you the progress of your video upload. The speed of your upload will depend on your internet connection and the size of your video. Wait for your media to upload. Once the progress bar is full this window will automatically close.
View Uploaded Video
View your video automatically inserted into the Rich Content Editor.
Click the Save button.
Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as Post Reply.