How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor as a student?

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You can use the Rich Content Editor to record a video. You can record media for any length of time, but shorter video recordings are recommended. If your video is longer than 15 minutes, you may want to consider recording and uploading using an external provider. Longer media lengths require a longer rendering time and may be interrupted without a stable internet connection.

The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

Canvas videos also support caption files. Once you record and save your video, learn how to add captions to a video.

Note: HTML5 video recording only applies to Chrome and Firefox. If you are using Internet Explorer or Safari, you must use Flash video recording.

Open Rich Content Editor

Open Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

Open Media Comment Tool

Open Media Comment Tool

Click the Media icon.

Select Video Recording Option

Select Video Recording Option

If your computer has a webcam, Canvas will select your default camera automatically. However, if you have multiple wecams, you can select your webcam by clicking the Webcam button.

Select Audio Option

Select Audio Option

Canvas will also select your default microphone. However, if you have multiple microphones, you can select your preferred microphone by clicking the Mic button.

Start Recording

Start Recording

To begin recording video, click the Start Recording button.

Stop Recording

Stop Recording

The time [1] and the volume level [2] of your recording will continuously update as you record. To stop recording, click the Finish button [3].

Review Recording

Review Recording

To review your video, click the Play button [1]. To save your video, click the text field [2], enter a title for your video, then click the Save button [3]. To re-record your video, click the Start Over button [4].

Note: Long videos may take some time to save. Please do not leave the page until your video has saved.

View Video

View Video

View your video automatically inserted into the Rich Content Editor.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Discussions, the Save button may appear as “Post Reply”.

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