Canvas Studio media may be embedded in Canvas as part of a Canvas course page or group content. Studio media can be embedded using any feature that supports the Rich Content Editor such as Assignments, Discussions, and Pages.
Embedded media in Canvas may or may not include comments.
The media player also supports keyboard shortcuts. For details, view the Canvas Studio Media Player Keyboard Shortcuts PDF.
Open the Canvas feature area that displays the media you want to view.
To toggle the course, click the Course Filter icon  and select the course you want to view . This will display the unique comments and insights for that course.
Note: The Course Filter only appears in media that is shared in multiple courses.
The timeline includes the total length of the video or audio file .
To play the video or audio file, click the Play button .
To set the playback volume for the media, click and drag your mouse across the volume buttons. The button farthest to the left indicates no volume; the button farthest to the right indicates full volume.
Note: Playback volume is based on the current volume set for your computer. You may also have to adjust the volume for your computer output.
Set Playback Speed
To set the playback speed of the media, click the speed playback number. By default the media plays at the normal speed of how it was created (1x). You can play back the media at half the speed of the media (0.5x) or up to twice the speed of the media (2x).
Note: You cannot change playback speed for media uploaded from YouTube.
To see if a video or audio file includes captions, click the Captions icon .
If a video or audio file includes captions, you can enable captions by clicking your preferred language . By default, captions are set to off.
Note: If you are the owner of a video or audio file, you can add or replace a caption file.
If your media includes comments, you can view inline captions as part of the media by clicking the Comments icon.
View Comment Timeline
When enabled, the dots in the timeline show comments added by a user . Comments can be viewed directly in the Comments tab . Comments are arranged chronologically by time and are highlighted as they appear in the media timeline.
Comments can also include replies from other users . Each comment shows the first five replies. When there are more than five replies, users can view a link to load more comments.
Note: If there are more than 100 comments in a video or audio file, the inline comments option is automatically turned off. However, comments still display in the Comments tab.
View Media Details
If your media includes comments, you can also view the details of the video or audio file. The Details tab shows the name , the description , the profile picture (if supported) and name of the user who uploaded the media , the date the media was uploaded , and any tags associated with the media .
Note: If you have an instructor role, you can also view the Edit Details button, which allows you to edit the details of the media.
Set Source Quality
Depending on the video or audio format when the media was uploaded, you may be able to change the playback quality of the video or audio file by clicking the Settings icon. Options may include viewing the video or audio file in high, standard, or low quality.
Note: Not all upload formats include all quality options.
View Full Screen
To view the video in full screen, click the Full Screen icon.
Note: Not all media uploads include a full screen option.