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How do I embed Canvas Studio media in a Canvas discussion as an instructor?

How do I embed Canvas Studio media in a Canvas discussion as an instructor?

You can embed a Canvas Studio video or audio file in the discussion details in Canvas.

Notes:

  • Discussions created directly in a group do not include the embed options for Studio media and do not track viewership data. To view the embed options and viewership data when creating a discussion for a course group, the discussion must be created on the course level then set as a group discussion.
  • Learn more about creating a course discussion or a group discussion.

Open Discussions

Open Discussions

In the Course Navigation, click the Discussions link.

Add Discussion

Click the Add Discussion button.

Create Discussion

Add a title for your discussion in the Topic Title field [1].

To add discussion text content, use the Rich Content Editor [2]. The Rich Content Editor includes a word count display below the bottom right corner of the text box [3].

Open Studio in Rich Content Editor

Topic: Media Discussion

In the Rich Content Editor, click the Studio icon [1].

If the Studio icon does not display in the toolbar, click the Options icon [2].

Note: You can also access the Studio tool from the App icon [3].

Locate Media

Locate Media

By default, the Studio Embed Window displays the My Library page.

To search for a video or audio file, click the Search icon [1].

To sort by date or name, select the Date Added drop-down menu [2].

To view by collections or videos, select the View All drop-down menu [3].

Select Media

Select Media

Hover over the media you want to embed, and click the media thumbnail.

Select Embed Options

Select Embed Options

By default, the Display Media Tabs option is enabled and the Display Download Option is disabled.

To disable the Details, Comments, Insights, and Captions tabs with your Studio media, click the Display Media Tabs toggle [1].  

To display the download option in the embedded media file, click the Display Download Option toggle [2].

Notes:

  • The Display Download Option toggle only displays if you are the owner who created and uploaded the media file in Studio.
  • Discussions created directly in a group do not include the embed options for Studio media and do not track viewership data. To view the embed options and viewership data when creating a discussion for a course group, the discussion must be created on the course level then set as a group discussion.

Embed Media

Embed Media

Click the Embed button.

Select Group Discussion

Select Group Discussion

In the discussion options, select the This is a Group Discussion checkbox [1].

To select an existing group set, click the Group Set drop-down menu [2]. To create a new group category, click the New Group Category button [3].

Save and Publish

Save and Publish

If you are ready to publish your discussion, click the Save & Publish button [1]. If you want to create a draft of your discussion and publish it later, click the Save button [2].

When your discussion is saved in a draft state, you can return to the page and publish it at any time by clicking the Publish button.

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