How do I embed Arc media in Canvas?

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In Canvas, users can embed media from Arc in any feature area with the Rich Content Editor, including Assignments, Discussions, and Pages. Media is embedded using the Arc LTI tool. You can select existing media and also upload new media through the Arc LTI tool.

When embedding media in Canvas, comments are enabled by default, but you can choose to disable comments. Regardless of comments, embedded media views are always included in analytics. Additionally, when embedding media in Canvas, the download option is disabled by default, but you can choose to enable the download option.

Embedding Media in Assignments and Discussions

If you are an instructor and embedding media in an assignment or a discussion, you may consider disabling comments. For graded assignments, inline comments are not a replacement for submissions and never display in SpeedGrader. For instance, when embedding media in a graded discussion, students could post inline comments, but to receive a grade, they would also have to post a reply to the graded discussion. The discussion reply would display in SpeedGrader for grading. However, comments could be enabled when embedding media in a No Submission or Not Graded assignment.

Embedding Media as a Student

If you are a student, media you embed into a Canvas course or group is created as a new copy owned by your instructor. When embedding media, you will not be able to edit any details, so you may want to confirm the name of your media before it is uploaded. Otherwise, you can contact your instructor to modify the details of your media.

Open Rich Content Editor

Open Rich Content Editor

Open any Canvas feature area that supports the Rich Content Editor, such as Discussions, Assignments, or Pages. Click the Arc LTI icon [1].

If the Arc icon is not directly in the menu bar, click the More External Tools icon [2]. This icon appears when there are more than three LTI apps configured for the Rich Content Editor. The placement order is based on when the LTI tool was added for a course or account.

Locate Media

Locate Media

By default, the page displays media from your collection. To view other collections, click the My Uploads menu [1].

To search for a video or audio file, click the Search icon [2].

Note: If you are an instructor, you can also view media uploads for your courses.

Upload New Media

Upload New Media

To upload new media, click the Add button.

You can also drag and drop media into the window. You can bulk upload multiple media files at a time. The maximum file size for a media upload is 10 GB.

Select Media

Select Media

Hover over the media you want to embed and click the Select This button.

Disable Comments

Disable Comments

By default, comments are included in the embedded media file.

To disable comments in the embedded media file, click the Allow Comments toggle button.

Display Download Option

Display Download Option

By default, the download option is not displayed in the embedded media file.

To display the download option in the embedded media file, click the Display Download Option toggle button.

Embed Media

Choose Media

Click the Embed button.

Manage Media

Manage Media

A placeholder for your embedded media displays in the Rich Content Editor field.

If you want to replace the existing media, delete the placeholder from the Rich Content Editor field and click the Arc icon again.

Publish Media

Publish Media

To publish your content immediately, click the Save & Publish button [1]. To save your content as a draft, click the Save button [2].

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