• Options for Submitting Videos to a Discussion in a Canvas Course

In a Canvas course, it is possible to add videos to a Discussion activity.

  1. You can select a video file from your personal collection in MY MEDIA.
  2. A pre-existing video that has been recorded and saved on your computer's hard drive or other location can be uploaded and used.
  3. A webcam recording can be created and posted.  


The following instructions guide you through these three options.

 

 REPLY TO A DISCUSSION TOPIC

As part of a module in a Canvas course, the instructor may have enabled a Discussion board. In that Discussion, click the REPLY button that appears either below the discussion topic or below another student’s response.

 

 

 THREE OPTIONS TO ADD A VIDEO TO A DISCUSSION

After choosing REPLY in a discussion topic, the standard Canvas content editing tool bar appears. Click on the "FILMSTRIP" icon.  

 

 

  • A window will open labeled with "Embed Kaltura Media."



  • There are several options for submitting a video to a Discussion, depending on what you need to do. Choose one of the following links to read a "how-to" article for each of these options:

 


OPTION 1-SELECT A VIDEO FROM MY MEDIA

If you already have videos in your My Media collection, you can simply select a file and it will be added in your reply to a discussion topic. (Learn more about My Media.)

 


OPTION 2-MEDIA UPLOAD

Upload a pre-existing video stored elsewhere or on your hard drive, and select it to add to your reply in a discussion assignment.

 


OPTION 3-WEBCAM RECORDING

Record a video "just-in-time" to reply to a discussion topic. This method uses a  Flash-based Webcam Recording Tool that does not require you to install a third-party app on your computer.

 

 

 

 

 

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