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Community Advocate
Community Advocate

Why does the "Launch External Tool" button show up for students using the iPad app?

For example, I am trying to embed video from Canvas studio into a course and the student view just shows a "Launch External Tool" button. And then it takes you to the video.  If I upload the video to youtube and embed it, it plays right within the app. 

I like the ease (mainly for many of my non-techy teachers in my building) of using Canvas studio, but without it playing directly in the app I will need to look at them uploading to youtube instead.

Thoughts or work arounds?

Any ideas?

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Community Coach
Community Coach

Hi Jared - That's a really good question, especially with Studio. I'll share your question with a few people, and hopefully we'll both gain some insight about this behavior in the Canvas Student app.

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Surveyor II

I too am encountering this issue, but only on a page. I tried embedding a studio video into a discussion and it appears just right. But I can't get it to show the preview on a page - it only shows a button to Launch External Tool.