Arc can be used as a standalone product, but its strength lies in its integration power. Arc integrates with Canvas and allows instructors to seamlessly integrate media interaction into the classroom.
When Arc is integrated with Canvas, all Arc users can use Arc as an external tool through the the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is part of multiple features in Canvas including Assignments, Discussions, and Pages. For students, the Rich Content Editor is also available in course groups and in Text Entry assignment submissions.
By default, embedded media files allow comments to be added, though comments can be removed based on user preference.
Note: Depending on your user role, not all Arc functionality may be available through the Rich Content Editor. If your Global Navigation Menu includes a link to Arc, you can manage videos at any time directly through an Arc account. Instructors can also access Arc through the Course Navigation Menu.
View Arc Icon
As an external tool, Arc can be accessed through the Arc icon in the Rich Content Editor. The icon is used when embedding media into the Rich Content Editor.
When embedding a video or audio file, any user can search for and view existing media and upload new media.
Users with instructor roles can also view uploads for individual courses.
When submitting a video or audio file for an assignment, students can submit Arc media through the Rich Content Editor as a Text Entry submission, or they can access their Arc media directly as a File Upload submission.
When viewing embedded media in the Rich Content Editor, users can use a variety of tools. Playback controls allow viewers to customize their own viewing experience.
View Comment-Enabled Media Options
Video and audio files in the Rich Content Editor may or may not include comments. When comments are enabled, the video or audio file also includes additional details available based on a user's role.
View Media Details
Video and audio files with comments show the details of the file, which include the title, description, and tags, if any. These identifiers help users search for video or audio files when embedding in Canvas.
When media is added through the Rich Content Editor, the title of the media is created using the name of the uploaded file.
Users with instructor roles can edit details to add a description and tags to media. They can also edit the title, if needed.
When comments are enabled, the dots in the timeline indicate comments , which can be viewed directly in the Comments tab . Comments are arranged chronologically by time and are highlighted as they appear in the timeline. Comments can also include replies from other users .
Users with instructor roles can view analytics for each video or audio file on a per-user basis. Analytics can help instructors see if a user viewed the entire media file or skipped segments. This feature specifically helps instructors see if students sufficiently viewed the content in preparation for an assignment or discussion.