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How Do I Embed a Video Uploaded/Captioned in My Media in Canvas?

Before you begin this tutorial:

In this tutorial you will learn how to add a video, which has been uploaded/captioned through My Media in Accounts area, to your Canvas course site. You can embed the video in a Page or an Assignment. The choice of whether you add the video to an Assignment or a Page depends on your needs. While both method will allow you to assign a due date, the Assignment due date will be visible to students in:

  • the Course Summary under Course Syllabus
  • the "Coming Up" reminders on the Home area
  • the students' Calendars for the course

In comparison, adding the media to a Canvas Page will ONLY make the due date visible to students in the Course Summary under Course Syllabus, and will not provide reminders on the Calendar or Home area.

Generally speaking, online courses will best be served by embedding the media in an Assignment, while face-to-face course may only need the simple due date available in a Page.

(Optional) Adding a Module: Step #1

  1. From within your Canvas course site, navigate to the Home area.
  2. Click the Module button.

(Optional) Adding a Module: Step #2

  1. Type the module name.
  2. Click Add Module button.

Adding Content to the Module: Step #3

  1. Click the Add button (looks like a "+").

Adding a Page: Step #4 (Skip if adding an Assignment)

If you'd like to add the video to an Assignment, skip this step.

  1. Select Page from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click New Page.
  3. Type the Page Name.
  4. Click Add Item.

Adding an Assignment: Step #4 (Skip if you added a Page)

If you've already added the video to a Page, skip this step.

  1. Select Assignment from the drop-down menu.
  2. Click New Assignment.
  3. Type the Assignment Name.
  4. Click Add Item.

Embedding the Video: Step #5

  1. Click the title of the module item you just created.

Embedding the Video: Step #6

  1. Click the Edit button.

Embedding the Video: Step #7

  1. Click the More External Tools drop-down menu (icon looks like a blue "V").
  2. Select My Media.

Embedding the Video: Step #8

Identify the video that you want to embed in your course site.

  1. Click the Select drop-down menu.
  2. Select Large (or the desired size).

Adding a Page: Step #9 (Skip if adding an Assignment)

If you'd like to add the video to an Assignment, SKIP THE REMAINING STEPS IN THIS TUTORIAL.

  1. Check the box in front of "Add to student to-do"
  2. Click the calendar icon and select the date when the assignment is Due.
  3. Click the Save and Publish button.

Adding an Assignment: Step #9

If you've already added the video to a Page, skip this step.

  1. Ensure that "0" is enter in the Points field.
  2. Check the box in front of "Do not count this assignment toward the final grade"
  3. If this is the first time you've uploaded media to this course site, click the Assignment Group drop-down menu and select [New Group]. If you've already created an Assignment Group for your ungraded media viewing assignments, select this group, and skip Step #10.

Adding an Assignment: Step #10 (Optional)

If you've already created an Assignment Group for your ungraded media viewing assignments, skip this step.

  1. Type a Assignment Group Name that will organize your ungraded media viewing assignments (e.g. "Videos").
  2. Click Add Group.

Adding an Assignment: Step #11

  1. Ensure that No Submission is selected under Submission Type.
  2. Click the calendar icon and select the date when the assignment is Due.
  3. Click the Save and Publish button.

Adding an Assignment: Step #12

  1. Click the Assignments tab in the Course Navigation area.

Adding an Assignment: Step #13

  1. Ensure that your ungraded media viewing Assignment Group is assigned "0" weight.

Note: if you do not see a weight, complete Steps #14 through Step #15.

Adding an Assignment: Step #14 (Optional)

If your media viewing Assignment Group is already assigned "0" weight, SKIP THE REMAINING STEPS IN THIS TUTORIAL.

  1. Click the "kabob" icon on the top right.
  2. Select Assignment Groups Weight from the drop-down menu.

Adding an Assignment: Step #15 (Optional)

  1. Click the checkbox in front of "Weight final grade based on assignment groups" in the popup window.
  2. Ensure that your ungraded media viewing Assignment Group is assigned "0" weight.
  3. Click Save.

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