Canvas Studio-disabling YouTube feature?

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Our K-12 students have found a way around our school filter of YouTube videos by copying the blocked YouTube link and uploading it to their Canvas Studio library.  Once it's in their library, they are able to watch the video to bypass the filter.

Is there a way to disable the YouTube feature in the student side of Studio?  Or is there some other way to prevent this from happening?



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@ahofer (great to see another Hofer in the Community, by the way!!!!)

Yes, if you are a Canvas administrator and have access to Canvas Studio, this should be possible.  In Studio:

  1. Click on the three-lined hamburger icon at the top left corner of the Studio interface.
  2. In the slide-out menu that appears, click on "Settings".
  3. On the screen that appears (you'll be on the "Permissions" tab), there is a row for "Add media from YouTube".  You can toggle YouTube on/off for both the "Teacher" and the "Student" role.  There is no "Save" once you toggle it on/off, it's automatically saved.

Here is Guide that explains more about this:

How do I manage Canvas Studio user role permissions as an admin?

Hope this helps a bit!  Sing out if you have questions...thanks!

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