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

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

Several features in Canvas support the New Rich Content Editor, including Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes.

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

Notes: 

  • HTML5 media recording only applies to Chrome and Firefox. If you are using Safari, you must use Flash video recording.
  • The New Rich Content Editor is currently a course opt-in feature. If the Rich Content Editor in your course does not match the images in this lesson, your course is using the classic Rich Content Editor.

Open New Rich Content Editor

Open New Rich Content Editor

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

Note: The Rich Content Editor supports keyboard shortcuts. To view the Keyboard Shortcuts menu, click the Keyboard icon or press ALT+F8 (PC keyboard) or ALT+FN+F8 (Mac keyboard).

Open Media Upload Tool

Open Media Upload Tool

Click the Record/Upload Media icon [1], then click the Upload/Record Media option [2].

Note: To view the Record/Upload Media icon, you may have to click the Options icon [3].

Open Media Recording Tool

  Open Media Recording Tool

Click the Record tab.

Select Mic and Webcam Options

Select Mic and Webcam Options

The media recorder connects to your computer's default microphone and web cam.

To change your microphone settings, click the Mic button [1]. Then select from the displayed options [2].

To change your webcam settings, click the Webcam button [3]. To disable video recording, select the No Video option [4].

Record Media

Record Media

Click the Start Recording button.

Finish Media Recording

  View Media Recording

The media recorder displays the length of your current recording [1].

To restart your recording, click the Start Over button [2].

To finish your recording, click the Finish button [3].

Preview Recorded Media

Preview Recorded Media

Preview your recorded media in the media recorder [1].

To title your media, type in the Title field [2].

To embed your media in the New Rich Content Editor, click the Save button [3].

View Embedded Media

View Embedded Media

View your uploaded media file in the New 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 the Post Reply button.

View Content

View Content

View the content created in the New Rich Content Editor.

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