Canvas Studio

Formerly known as "Arc Video," Canvas Studio is a video creation tool and repository for original and videos imported from YouTube.  It is also a powerful platform for building interactivity into a video to sustain student attention spans and engagement with video content.  Canvas Studio videos by default contain a dialogue supporting discussions whose replies appears as clickable bubbles on the timeline.  An instructor may create an in-video quiz consisting of objective questions that appear onscreen when the playhead reaches the point of question insertion.  These quizzes may be installed within a Canvas assignment that is connected to the Gradebook.  Canvas Studio videos can be recorded by the instructor and shared privately with the student with timeline-based annotations as a critique of performance.  Students may also submit videos to an assignment via Canvas Studio; all student submissions appear in the Speedgrader and can be annotated by the instructor.

Canvas Studio Posts

  • Record Your Webcam to Canvas Studio from a Laptop April 24, 2020 To record yourself presenting via webcam to Canvas Studio, you must be using a laptop with a webcam built-in and a microphone, or from a desktop computer that is equipped with webcam and mic accessories.  The steps are simple, and ...
  • How to Upload a Video to Canvas: For Students April 7, 2020 Your instructor has asked you to upload a video to a Canvas assignment.  Now what do you do?  Here are three basic tutorials on uploading video to a Canvas assignment, or just to Canvas Studio to be used later.  There ...
  • How to Upload a Video to Canvas April 3, 2020 In a few simple steps, this video tutorial shows you how to upload a video to Canvas Studio.  The screencast runs two minutes 50 seconds. Following your viewing of this video, you may wish to consult how to add a ...
  • Creating an Assignment for Videos Submitted by Students March 20, 2020 You can create an assignment in Canvas that allows for students to submit videos of their work, whether it be a speech or some project in the style of a mini-documentary or demonstration.  The following screencast shows you three things: How ...
  • Upload a Video with Canvas Studio to Canvas Course Content (and add CC’s) January 21, 2020 These procedures show how to upload a video, such as a PowerPoint video, directly to Canvas Content (a page, an assignment, a discussion topic or post, or a quiz), using Canvas Studio.  The procedures also show how to automatically load ...
  • Transcribe audio file to text: Cost? Nothing. October 4, 2019 Transcribe audio file to text: Cost? Nothing.
  • Can a Student Watch a (YouTube) Video in Canvas for Credit? YES! September 11, 2019 A professor asked this interesting question:  Can a YouTube video be put into Canvas with students earning credit for watching it?  The answer is “Yes,” with a modest amount of set-up by the instructor.  The video needs to be added ...