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How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

How do I record a video using the Rich Content Editor as an instructor?

The Rich Content Editor will be discontinued in a future release. You can enable the New Rich Content Editor feature in course feature options.

You can use the Rich Content Editor to record a video. You can record media for any length of time, but shorter video recordings are recommended. If your video is longer than 15 minutes, you may want to consider recording and uploading using an external provider. Longer media lengths require a longer rendering time and may be interrupted without a stable internet connection.

The Rich Content Editor is used in features that support the editor (Announcements, Assignments, Discussions, Pages, Quizzes, or Syllabus).

Canvas videos also support caption files. Once you record and save your video, learn how to add captions to a video.

Note: HTML5 video recording only applies to Chrome and Firefox. If you are using Safari, you must use Flash video recording.

Open Rich Content Editor

Open Rich Content Editor

Open the Rich Content Editor using one of the Canvas features which support the Editor.

Open Media Comment Tool

Open Media Comment Tool

Click the Media icon.

Select Video Recording Option

Select Video Recording Option

If your computer has a webcam, Canvas will select your default camera automatically. However, if you have multiple webcams, you can select your webcam by clicking the Webcam button.

Select Audio Option

Select Audio Option

Canvas will also select your default microphone. However, if you have multiple microphones, you can select your preferred microphone by clicking the Mic button.

Start Recording

Start Recording

To begin recording video, click the Start Recording button.

Stop Recording

Stop Recording

The time [1] and the volume level [2] of your recording will continuously update as you record. To stop recording, click the Finish button [3].

Review Recording

Review Recording

To review your video, click the Play button [1]. To save your video, click the text field [2], enter a title for your video, then click the Save button [3]. To re-record your video, click the Start Over button [4].

Note: Long videos may take some time to save. Please do not leave the page until your video has saved.

View Video

View Video

View your video automatically inserted into the Rich Content Editor.

Save Changes

Save Changes

Click the Save button.

Note: When using the Rich Content Editor in Assignments, Discussions, Pages, and Quizzes, you have the option to Save & Publish. When using the Rich Content Editor in the Syllabus and Discussions pages, the Save button may appear as Update Syllabus or Post Reply.

Comments

Where are these recordings made in the RCE stored in Canvas? 

Hi @rdutta,

Recordings made with the RCE are stored in the assignment submissions page, SpeedGrader, and the Gradebook.  

Naomi

hey how can i login on here the system is not allowing me to login.

 

@conteh_14,

If you are trying to log in to Canvas at OSU, I would suggest starting here.

Cody 

repeating Rdutta's question from above.  Where are the recordings that the teacher recorded and put into the canvas page stored in Canvas.  I'm asking about teacher and not student submissions.

This will be especially useful for days we have to be absent.

Hi @howard_martin,

This document details where media files are stored when created in or uploaded to Canvas. From the New Rich Content Editor, using the Record/Upload option doesn't save the file anywhere in Canvas accessible to the user other than in the New RCE itself. Uploading a file will save the file in Course or User Files.

Cody

I know this will be an important feature for my students in Special Ed.

@CanvasDocTeam  thank you for clarifying that it is not stored anywhere. So I am guessing it is not retrievable by the student or instructor?

Hi @rdutta,

I tested a few things out and was able to download a teacher-created video (as a teacher and student) by right clicking on the video and selecting the Save Video As option. (I'm using a mac, so options may differ depending on your computer's OS.) Does that help answer your question?  

Naomi

I recorded an audio file as part of a Canvas page.  After I recorded it, I realized I would need to post a transcript and would like to download the file into a utility which will automatically generate a transcript.

I tried the right-click 'Save As' option suggested by Naomi on a PC and rather than saving my media file, it saved the contents of the page.  Any other ideas on how to download the media file?

 

Hi @dana_gelder

I'm not at all sure if this solution will work for audio recordings, but you can try the solution suggested here. You can always post your question in the Question and Answer forum where other users will see the question. 

Best of luck! 

-Allie 

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