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Folders within Arc/Studio

Folders within Arc/Studio

Having the ability to organize uploaded video content within Arc would be a very helpful addition. Right now, videos appear in the order in which they are uploaded. In order to use the same videos again (future years), having folders to organize our content would make everything much easier to find. Thank you for considering!

 

This idea has been developed and deployed to Canvas Studio

For more information, please read through the Studio Release Notes (2020-06-03)

31 Comments
heather_stockfo
Community Contributor

I agree that folders would be very helpful, but the tag option does help filter when you are looking for a video.

joe_lambe
New Member

Tag options do help, however it's clumsy. A folder structure would be so much better. If one could enable sharing/download a the folder level, all the better.

ysmalls
Community Champion

I would love to have this option, we are just starting with Arc and already frustrated that I don't have this option.

JACOBSEN_C
Community Contributor

Course shells/courses may already add the order that folk are looking for in a new 'folder-ing' feature... folders labeled parallel to modules to those courses may help... but there's a good chance a new file management system to Arc isn't needed: again, course structure already providing order/management.  I could be wrong, we've only had Arc for about a month.. and in the summer.

chofer
Community Coach
Community Coach

I'm also using the tagging feature to organize videos I upload to Arc as I build courses for instructors.  I include the six-digit course number as a tag (ex: 530-164) along with several other keywords.  (In the below example, this was a video from YouTube where I added keywords I thought would be helpful based on the title and the description.)  We have "master" courses, and instructors import course content from a "master" course to their own Fall/Spring/Summer course(s).  From an admin's perspective, it would be helpful to be able to create a folder per "master" course in Arc and then include any videos for that course in a course folder.

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tdelong
New Member

As a teacher with three completely different courses that I teach, it would be incredibly helpful to be able to organize videos into folders. I can tag them, but it's still a bit cumbersome.

kbarton
New Member

We just migrated to Canvas, and as part of embedding media (audio) into SoftChalk as a music professor, I discovered that the public link and embed code options for Arc media solved a lot of the issues I was having; however, the first thing I thought about was organizing my media by folders, much in the way that the Canvas files system works. If this is the FIRST thought I had about implementing Arc media, it really needs to be implemented. I will tag, but it is a much clumsier system than a hierarchical folder structure.

lauren_sayer
Community Contributor

Folders or channels are needed.  Tagging is such an individual thing.  I am finding now microsoft teams and 365 has video with channels integrated I am seeing staff move away from arc 

sringsmuth
Community Participant

YES! This would be extraordinarily helpful. The usefulness of ARC is severely limited by its lack of organizational tools.

GregoryBeyrer
Community Coach
Community Coach

And the ability to share folders / playlists with other instructors. This morning I finished uploading the first half of the Crash Course US history series for use in a class I'm teaching in the spring. I also managed to bring over captions (Thanks Canadian English!). While I could share each of these with individual instructors, it would be so much better to share a link.

Arc video list

lauren_sayer
Community Contributor

Hopefully this is implemented soon.  Every other streaming platform now offers this except arc.  makes it very hard to justify the cost when Microsoft stream is free. 

acook4
New Member

I agree with the need for folders to organize the videos. This is one of the most frequently requested feature my office receives from faculty concerning Arc. They do not want to open each course to see what videos are hosted there. They want one stop shopping in the main Arc account. 

sharples_tony
New Member

This function is really important if you are doing lots of short videos

rodger-ling
New Member

I'm really surprised and disappointed that ARC doesn't include the ability to organize by folder.  The same issue exists with PAGEs.  Canvas really makes life hard on instructors sometimes.

ibagdasa
Community Member

Multiple faculties asked me about folders to organize their video content and were disappointed that folders can't be created at this time.

mary_gozzacohen
New Member

In addition to the folders which would be very helpful, I would like to recommend an easier way to move videos created in Arc My Uploads to specific courses.  Currently, the only option is to download the video and reupload it into the proper course. 

mary_gozzacohen
New Member

I'm fine with a main Arc -My Uploads section, though I don't find that as useful when dealing with many courses with many shorter videos.  What I want to see is the ability to create a folder within a course and to be able to easily move an Arc video created in My Uploads to a specific course.

chofer
Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi  @mary_gozzacohen ...

That would need to be created as a separate Feature Idea here in the Community (if one is not already created).  That way, people can vote on and/or comment on that one, too.  Community Managers ask us to have one request per Feature Idea submission so that everyone knows what is being voted on/requested.  More info at: How do I create a new feature idea in the Canvas Community?.

mary_gozzacohen
New Member

Thanks so much!!

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torahreviewcent
New Member

We have many videos created in Arc. It would be much easier to locate the videos if folders were an integral part of he program.

Thank you