In a Canvas course, it is possible to add videos to a Discussion activity.
- You can select a video file from your personal collection in MY MEDIA.
- A pre-existing video that has been recorded and saved on your computer's hard drive or other location can be uploaded and used.
- 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:
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.)
Upload a pre-existing video stored elsewhere or on your hard drive, and select it to add to your reply in a discussion assignment.
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.