This tutorial will show you how to upload media from your computer to the My Media tool, and how to embed media from the My Media tool into Canvas. If you are new to using the My Media tool, please read the Guide to the My Media and Media Gallery Tools [Faculty/Student] before proceeding.

Click one of the following links for more information. 

Step 1

Log in to your Canvas account and then select the My Media tool in the navigation pane on the left. Then select Log In.

Screenshot of the Log in button.

Step 2

Select Add New.

Screenshot of the Add New button.

Step 3

Select Media Upload.

Screenshot of the Media Upload button.

Step 4

Select Choose a file to upload.

Screenshot of the Choose a file to upload button.

Step 5

Browse for and open the media you want to upload.

You will see the status of the upload at the top.

Type in the name of the media, type a description (optional), add tags by typing the tag followed by a comma (optional), and then select Save.

Screenshot of the status and text boxes.

Step 6

Go back up to the privacy settings and select Published. Choose the courses in which you want to use the video and then select Save.

Screenshot of the published button.

Step 7

Select either Go To Media to view the video or Go To My Media to view all of your videos.

Screenshot of the Go to buttons.

If you have not already uploaded your media to the My Media tool or created media with the screen recorder, webcam recorder, etc., please do that first.

You have the option to embed media into any location in which you see this toolbar:

Screenshot of the toolbar.

Step 1

Select the Kaltura icon.

Screenshot of the Kaltura icon.

Step 2

Review the following image to learn how you can sort your media to find what you need.

Screenshot of the Kaltura window.

1: All media you have uploaded to Canvas

2: Media uploaded to the specific course

3: Choose among most recent, alphabetical, and highest number of comments

4: choose among all statuses, private published, pending, and rejected

5: Choose among all media, videos, audio, and images

6: Choose between Media I Own and I Can Publish

7: Add new media, webcam recording, or screen recording

8: Change view

9: Takes you to the next step for embedding the media

Step 3

Select the Select button once you have found your media. Select the drop-down arrow to select the size of the player.

Screenshot of the Select button.

Step 4

The window will close, and you will see a gray placeholder. Save the page, discussion, etc. to view the media.

Screenshot of

Do you have a video on your tablet or smartphone (iOS, Android, Windows) that you want to include in one of your Canvas courses? You may initially think that emailing the video to yourself and then embedding the video on your PC is the easiest method, but this tutorial will show you how to use the My Media tool to embed the video directly from your mobile device.

NOTE FOR STUDENTS: Access to the My Media tool varies because instructors can choose to activate or not activate it.

Step 1

Log in to your Canvas account and then select the box for the course in which you want to add the video.

Screenshot of selecting a course.

Step 2

Select the menu button (three horizontal lines) in the top left corner to display the tool pane. Select the My Media tool. [Read the Activating Canvas Tools tutorial if you haven't activated the My Media tool already.]

Screenshot of the My Media tool.

Step 3

Select the Add New button and then choose Media Upload.

Screenshot of the Add New button.

Step 4

Select Choose a file to upload.

Screenshot of the Choose a file to upload button.

Steps 4-8 will differ based on the device and browser you're using. This tutorial has instructions for iPad users working through the Google Chrome browser. If you have an Android or Windows mobile device and are having difficulties selecting the video, please contact Online Teaching and Learning at canvas@suu.edu or 435-865-8555.

Step 5

Select Photo Library.

Screenshot of the Photo Library option.

Step 6

Select Videos.

Screenshot of the Videos option.

Step 7

Select the video you want to embed.

Screenshot of selecting the video.

Step 8

Select Use in the top right corner. Wait for the video to compress, and then the window will close automatically.

Screenshot of the Use option.

Step 9

Wait for the video to complete uploading.

Screenshot of the video uploading.

Step 10

Scroll to the bottom and select Save.

Screenshot of the Save button.

Step 11

Select the Pages, Discussions, Assignments, etc. tool to navigate to the location in which you want to embed the video. Select the Kaltura icon (blue and orange circle).

Screenshot of the Kaltura icon.

Step 12

Find your video and then select the blue Select button.

Screenshot of the Select button.

Step 13

You will see a gray placeholder box. The video will appear once you select Save.

Screenshot of the gray placeholder.


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