cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

How do I use Canvas Studio through the Rich Content Editor?

How do I use Canvas Studio through the Rich Content Editor?

Canvas Studio can be used as a standalone product, but its strength lies in its integration power. Studio integrates with Canvas and allows instructors to seamlessly integrate media interaction into the classroom.

When Studio is integrated with Canvas, all Studio users can use Studio as an external tool through the the Rich Content Editor. The Rich Content Editor is part of multiple features in Canvas including Assignments, Discussions, and Pages. For students, the Rich Content Editor is also available in course groups and in Text Entry assignment submissions.

By default, embedded media files allow comments to be added, though comments can be removed based on user preference.

Note: Depending on your user role, not all Studio functionality may be available through the Rich Content Editor. If your Global Navigation Menu includes a link to Studio, you can manage videos at any time directly through an Studio account. Instructors can also access Studio through the Course Navigation Menu.

View Studio Icon in Rich Content Editor

View Studio Icon in Rich Content Editor

As an external tool, Studio can be accessed through the Studio icon in the Rich Content Editor [1]. The icon is used when embedding media into the Rich Content Editor.

Instructors can also add Studio media assignments with the Studio integration. Instructors can grade submissions in SpeedGrader just like any other Canvas assignment.

Note: To view the Studio icon, you may need to click the More External Tools icon [2].

View Studio Icon in New Rich Content Editor

View Studio Icon in New Rich Content Editor

If you are using the New Rich Content Editor, you can access Studio by clicking the Options icon [1] and then clicking the Apps icon [2]. In the Select App window, click the Studio link [3].

View Collection

View Collection

When embedding a video or audio file, any user can search for and view existing media and upload new media.

Users with instructor roles can also view uploads for individual courses.

When submitting a video or audio file for an assignment, students can submit Studio media through the Rich Content Editor as a Text Entry submission, or they can access their Studio media directly as a File Upload submission.

View Media

View Media

When viewing embedded media in the Rich Content Editor, users can use a variety of tools. Playback controls allow viewers to customize their own viewing experience.

View Comment-Enabled Media Options

Video and audio files in the Rich Content Editor may or may not include comments. When comments are enabled, the video or audio file also includes additional details available based on a user's role.

View Media Details

View Media Details

Video and audio files with comments show the details of the file, which include the title, description, and tags, if any. These identifiers help users search for video or audio files when embedding in Canvas.

When media is added through the Rich Content Editor, the title of the media is created using the name of the uploaded file.  

Users with instructor roles can edit details to add a description and tags to media. They can also edit the title, if needed.

View Comments

View Comments

When comments are enabled, the dots in the timeline indicate comments [1], which can be viewed directly in the Comments tab [2]. Comments are arranged chronologically by time and are highlighted as they appear in the timeline. Comments can also include replies from other users [3].

Any user can add comments. Users with instructor roles can manage all comments for media in the course and remove comments if necessary.

View Analytics

View Analytics

Users with instructor roles can view analytics for each video or audio file on a per-user basis. Analytics can help instructors see if a user viewed the entire media file or skipped segments. This feature specifically helps instructors see if students sufficiently viewed the content in preparation for an assignment or discussion.

Comments

Has anyone experience students receiving a "VIDEO RESTRICTED" error message for Studio videos in Assignments or Pages using the External Tool? Is that a connection issue on the student side? Some classes have students viewing with no problem while others are receiving the error, in the same class period, at the same time, during e-learning.  Looking for advice! Thanks!!

These comments are posted to the global Canvas Community,

NOT your Canvas course.

  • Have a question about using Canvas? Visit the Q&A page.
  • Have an idea to improve Canvas? Visit the Idea Conversations space.
  • Need to reply to a course discussion? Log in to your Canvas course and add your comment there (Tip: Visit your school's website to log in to Canvas).
Version history
Revision #:
5 of 5
Last update:
‎09-03-2020 12:39 PM
Updated by: