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How do I record a Canvas Studio video with a webcam in a course?

You can record a video using your webcam in Canvas Studio. Videos can be recorded from any page in your account. You can record media for any length of time, but shorter video recordings under 5 minutes long are recommended due to browser resource limitations.


  • Studio webcam capture is only supported by Chrome and Firefox browsers. If you use an unsupported browser, Studio will ask you to switch browsers.
  • You may need to allow the browser to access your camera and microphone.
  • Studio webcam capture creates a webM video.
  • For more information about how screen readers work with recording a video in Studio, please visit Accessibility within Studio.

Record Video

To record a video, click the Record button [1], then click the Webcam Capture link [2].

Allow Access

Allow Access Chrome and Firefox

To give access to your computer's microphone and camera, click the Allow button.

Start Recording

Click the Start Recording button.


Finish Recording

Finish Recording

When your video recording is done, click the Finish button.


Save Recording

Save Recording

View the recording. Enter a title in the title field [1] and click the Save button [2]. If you want to record again, click the Start Over button [3].

View Recording

View Recording

In the My Uploads page, view your video recording. Once the recording is processed, you can manage all controls and settings.