Canvas Guides (English)StudioStudio GuideInstructors and StudioHow do I embed Canvas Studio media in a Canvas discussion as an instructor using a Chrome or Edge browser?

How do I embed Canvas Studio media in a Canvas discussion as an instructor using a Chrome or Edge browser?

You can embed a Canvas Studio video or audio file in the discussion details in Canvas.

Notes:

  • Discussions created directly in a group do not include the embed options for Studio media and do not track viewership data. To view the embed options and viewership data when creating a discussion for a course group, the discussion must be created on the course level then set as a group discussion.
  • Learn more about creating a course discussion or a group discussion.
  • This lesson describes the process for embedding media using a Chrome or Edge browser only. Learn more about embedding media in a discussion using a Safari or Firefox browser. ¬†

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In the Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Add Discussion

Add Discussion

Click the Add Discussion button.

Create Discussion

Create Discussion

Add a title for your discussion in the Topic Title field [1].

To add discussion text content, use the Rich Content Editor [2]. The Rich Content Editor includes a word count display below the bottom right corner of the text box [3].

Open Studio in Rich Content Editor

Topic: Media Discussion

In the Rich Content Editor, click the Studio icon [1].

If the Studio icon does not display in the toolbar, click the Options icon [2].

Note: You can also access the Studio tool from the App icon [3].

Locate Media

Locate Media

To search for a video or audio file, click the Search icon [1].

To sort by date or name, select the Date Added drop-down menu [2].

To view all media, select the View All drop-down menu [3].

Note: Media that includes a video quiz displays the Quiz icon [4].

Locate Shared Media

Locate Shared Media

To embed media shared by another user, click the My Library drop-down menu.

Click shared with me

In the My Library window, click the Shared with Me link.

Upload New Media

Upload New Media

To upload new media, click the Options icon [1].

To record a webcam recording or screen capture using the Studio Screen Capture option click the Studio Capture link [2].

Alternatively, to use Screencast-o-matic to record a screen capture, click the Screencast-o-Matic link [3].

To add a media file from your computer, select the Upload from Computer option [4].

To add media file using an external link, select the External Link option [5].

Note: Only users with Chrome or Edge browsers can embed screen captures and webcam videos using the Canvas Studio Capture feature. Learn more about uploading and embedding video in a Canvas discussion with a Safari or Firefox browser.

Select Media

Select Media

Hover over the media you want to select and click the Select button.

Display or Hide Media Tabs

Display or Hide Media Tabs

You can can display Media Tabs in the embedded media file. The Media Tabs can include the Details, Comments, Insights, and Captions tabs. To display or hide the Media Tabs in the embedded media file, click the Display media tabs toggle on or off.

Note: By default, this option may be on or off. Admins control whether it is on or off by default through Studio Settings.

Set Start Time for Media

Set Timestamp-Based Embedding

When embedding media from YouTube of Vimeo, you can use timestamp-based embedding. To select the timestamp where the beginning of pertinent content is highlighted on playback, enter it in the Start embedded media at field [1].

Alternatively, you can locate a start time in the media player. To begin play back, click the Start button [2]. The timestamp displays [3]. To navigate through the media, click and drag the time stamp indicator [4]. When the media reaches the desired start point, stop the playback and click the Set Current button [5].  

To reset and set a new start time, click the Reset button [6].

Note: Discussions created directly in a group do not include the embed options for Studio media and do not track viewership data. To view the embed options and viewership data when creating a discussion for a course group, the discussion must be created on the course level then set as a group discussion.

Resize Embedded Media

Resize Embedded Media

To resize media, media tabs must be disabled. To disable media tabs, click the Display media tabs toggle off [1]. Then, click the Embed button [2].

Open Studio Media Options

Open Studio Media Options

Click in the video window to display the Studio Media Options pop-up. Then, click the Studio Media Options link.

Studio Media Options Tray

The Studio Media Options tray displays information about the media, including the media title, and display and sizing options.

You can customize how the embedded media displays. To embed the video directly in the rich content editor, click the Embed Video radio button [1]. To display a text link to open the media in a new tab, click the Display Text Link (Opens in a new tab) radio button [2].

To select a pre-set size from a list, click the Size drop-down menu [3]. Pre-set size options include medium, large, and extra large.

To enter a custom size, select the Custom option [4]. Enter a custom width or height in pixels in the size fields [5]. As you enter a size, the other field will automatically update to preserve the aspect ratio.

To save the selected options, click the Done button [6].

Note: The media title cannot be edited from the Studio Media Options tray. To edit the media title, view the media details.

Embed Media

Embed Media

To embed standard media, click the Standard embed link [1].

If the media includes a video quiz, to embed the media with the video quiz, click the Video quiz embed link [2].

To embed the media, click the Embed button [3].

To cancel and select different media, click the Select Another Video button [4].

Note: If the selected media does not include a video quiz, the Video quiz embed link does not display.

Select Group Discussion

Select Group Discussion

In the discussion options, select the This is a Group Discussion checkbox [1].

To select an existing group set, click the Group Set drop-down menu [2]. To create a new group category, click the New Group Category button [3].

Save and Publish

Save and Publish

If you are ready to publish your discussion, click the Save & Publish button [1]. If you want to create a draft of your discussion and publish it later, click the Save button [2].

Publish Draft

Publish Draft

To publish a saved draft, click the Publish button.