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.
Log in to your Canvas account and then select the box for the course in which you want to add the video.
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.]
Select the Add New button and then choose Media Upload.
Select Choose a file to upload.
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 SUU Online at firstname.lastname@example.org or 435-865-8555.
Select Photo Library.
Select the video you want to embed.
Select Use in the top right corner. Wait for the video to compress, and then the window will close automatically.
Wait for the video to complete uploading.
Scroll to the bottom and select Save.
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).
Find your video and then select the blue Select button.
You will see a gray placeholder box. The video will appear once you select Save.
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