Getting Started with Studio in Canvas

Created by Sean Nufer Champion on Aug 5, 2019

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at

Starts at 11:00 AM · Ends at 12:00 PM, MDT (America/Denver)

  • Sean Nufer
  • Tulio Nogueira
  • Fábio Sousa
  • Jason Zadra
  • Adam Hechler



Canvas Studio is a new tool that helps to make teaching with video more intuitive and learning more interactive. Studio helps professors make videos that are not only intuitive and interactive, but also collaborative.


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Studio (formerly ARC) is a simple and easy to use video management tool that allows faculty and students to drag and drop videos into Canvas or create original content via either webcam or screen capture - ideal for instruction, demonstrations, simulations, and stimulating discussions. Students can engage, comment, discuss, and ask questions - and their comments appear right on the video with timestamps. Professors can follow up with their own explanations, answers, or additional probing questions.


Studio is not simply a repository of passive videos. It offers analytics that allow professors to see who has watched (or hasn't watched) content, and for how long and which parts each student watched. Professors can also review comments and discussion content.


In this webinar, we will explore how to use Studio as a collaborative video tool within a Canvas course. We will demonstrate how to record and upload video, as well as embedding content - including virtual reality (VR) videos from YouTube. We will then explore various ways to use Studio within assignments, on content pages, as a quizzing tool, or as a vehicle for collaboration or discussions. Finally, we will review the analytics to assess which students are watching content, for how long, and which parts of the video students might be skipping.



Things we will demonstrate:

  • Uploading or recording video
  • Embedding content
  • Using studio as a graded assignment (quiz or discussion tool)
  • Assessing the video analytics and student activity



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