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How do I get a public link or embed code for media in Canvas Studio?

How do I get a public link or embed code for media in Canvas Studio?

As a media owner, you can create a public link and an embed code to be used for showing media in public websites. You can also disable the public link and embed code in order to remove access to the media file. Additionally, media that is linked or embedded publicly do not include comments or track viewer data.

This lesson shows you how to get a link or embed code directly from the My Uploads page. However, when you own a media file or a user has shared a media file with you, the link and code are also available when viewing media.


  • Viewing public links and embed codes is an account permission. If you are not able to view the Links tab, your institution has restricted this feature to all users except Canvas Studio admins.
  • If you want to include comments when embedding media, you need to embed through the Studio LTI tool. Learn how to embed media in Canvas.

Share Media

Share Media

In the My Library page, locate the media, click the Options icon [1] and then click the Share Media link [2].

View Embed Code

View Embed Code

To use an embed code, copy the embed code in the Embed Code field.


What do I do if I do not see the Share Media link on the video?

Hi @ddumonde, it sounds like sharing functionality has been restricted by your institution. I would recommend reaching out to your local admin to see about getting that functionality allowed.



Thanks, @emily_allen. We discovered that to view the share link you have to go to My Library rather than the course library. This distinction isn't clear in these instructions.

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