How To: Upload a Video to My Media in Canvas

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This guide will walk you through the process to upload your previously recorded presentation to My Media. This process is required for several FSW Online speech/communication courses. Be sure to follow the steps in order if this is the first time you are utilizing My Media within Canvas. 

Click here to watch a video demonstration

Before starting this part of the assignment, you will need to have the video recorded of you delivering your speech.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Upload to My Media
  2. Upload Using iOS
  3. Upload Using Android
  4. Submit Your Presentation
  5. Access Denied Error

Upload to My Media


  • Navigate to the Canvas course you need to create the presentation for.
  • Locate and click on the link titled My Media.

Image showing the Canvas course navigation highlighting the My Media link

  • If this is the first time you have ever entered My Media within Canvas, you will need to authorize it by clicking "Authorize."

Image showing the location of the authorize button

  • (1) Once you're My Media page loads, click on Add New.
  • (2) Highlight the Media upload Option and click it.

Image showing the Add New and then Media Upload locations

  • You will see a blue button labeled "+Choose a file to upload," click on it.

image showing location of Choose a file to upload button

  • This will present you with a window that you can use to locate the video file on your computer.
  • Locate and click on the video file you recorded earlier. Then click open or double-click the file to begin the upload process.
  • (1) You will see a status bar across the top, and it will turn Green when it's 100%.
  • (2) Label it with an identifiable name so you can quickly locate it later.
  • (3) Description and Tags are not required for this process.
  • (4) The next thing you want to ensure is that you have the Private option selected.
  • (5) Then click on Save.

 

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Upload Using iOS / Android Mobile Device


iOS


  • Navigate to the Canvas course you need to create the presentation for in the Canvas Student App.
  • Locate and tap on the link titled My Media.

  1. On the new page that loads locate and tap Add new
  2. Then tap Media Upload

  1. Tap + Choose a file to upload button
  2. Tap Photo Library

  • Tap Videos
  • Locate the video you want to upload
  • Tap Use

Your video will begin to upload. Go through and set the following information.

  1. Supply a Name
  2. Set to Private
  3. Click Save

Your video will now be in your My Media within Canvas.

IMPORTANT NOTE

How long it takes your video to upload depends on how fast your internet connection is and the file size of the video you are uploading. It is suggested you record at 720p for faster upload and processing.  


Android


  • Navigate to the Canvas course you need to create the presentation for in the Canvas Student App.
  • Locate and tap on the link titled My Media.

  • On the new page that loads locate and tap (1) Add new
  • Then tap (2) Media Upload

  • Tap (1) + Choose a file to upload button
  • Tap (2) Gallery

  • Locate the video you want to upload
  • Tap the video you want to upload from your Gallery

Your video will begin to upload. Go through and set the following information.

  1. Supply a Name
  2. Set to Private
  3. Click Save

IMPORTANT NOTE

How long it takes your video to upload depends on how fast your Internet connection is and the file size of the video you are uploading. It is suggested you record at 720p for faster upload and processing.  

 

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Submit Your Presentation


IMPORTANT NOTE

Due to limitations of the Canvas Student App. You will need to use either your mobile devices web browser or a desktop computer (PC / MAC) to submit your video to Canvas. You can not submit your Kaltura video using the Canvas App, it must be done through a web browser.

  • On a desktop computer (PC / MAC) log in to Canvas and navigate to your course.
  • Next navigate to the assignment that you will need to submit the video too.
  • Locate and click on the Submit Assignment button.

Submit Assignment button visual demonstration

  • You may have multiple tabs available, be sure to select the "Text Entry" tab to reveal the Rich Text Editor.
  • Locate and click on the Embed Kaltura Media icon listed in the Rich Text Editor tools.
  • You may have to locate and click the drop-down chevron to reveal the Embed Kaltura Media icon if additional tools are installed in your course.

Canvas' rich text editor demonstration image

  • After clicking the Embed Kaltura Media icon, a new window will appear.
Note:

If you utilize the Chrome extension for Grammarly then you may receive the following message, "Error retrieving content". You will need to disable the Grammarly Chrome extension because it conflicts with embedding Kaltura Media. After you have embedded and submitted your assignment you can enable the Grammarly Chrome extension.

  • Locate your presentation video.
  • Click the blue Select button listed to the right of your presentation video.

Embed Kaltura media window example

  • After clicking the Select button, the window will disappear, and you will see your presentation displayed in the Rich Text Editor.
  • Take one last moment to review your presentation and ensure you included everything required for your assignment.
  • Be sure to click the Submit Assignment button to finalize your submission and send it off to the professor.

 

Note:

Verify your presentation was submitted successfully to the assignment by clicking the Submission Details link. The Submission Details link, will show you a preview of what your submission will look like to the professor.

Canvas' submission details link demonstration image

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Manually Embed Your Video Into Group Discussion (Access Denied Error)


If for some reason the Embed Kaltura Media Icon is not working or producing an Access Denied error message, you can still embed your video into the discussion post taking the following steps.

 

1) Click on My Media from your course homepage.

2) Navigate to the video you want to post to the discussion and click on the title to load that video.

Image showing the location of the title link

3) When the video loads locate the Share tab and click on it.

4) The options on the bottom of the window will change and you should see an embed code listed. The long iframe code should start with something similar to, "<iframe id="kaltura_player" ......."

5) Copy the entire iframe code by pressing Ctrl + C on your keyboard or any method you are familiar with using to Copy / Paste.

Image highlighting the location of the Share tab and the embed text box to be copied.

6) Navigate to the discussion post you need to submit to.

7) Click on the Insert/edit Media Icon (Looks like a film strip) located on lower row of tools in the rich text editor.

Image showing the location of the Insert/edit media icon in the Canvas rich text editor.

8) Click the Embed tab in the new window that appears.

9) Click in the empty text box below where it displays the text, "Paste your embed code below:" so you have a blinking cursor, then Paste the embed code you copied earlier using Ctrl + V or your preferred method to Paste.

10) Click Ok and your video should appear after a few moments of processing.

Image showing the location of the Embed tab

11) Lastly, fill out any text you needed within your discussion along with the embedded video and click Post Reply.

Image showing a sample reply to a discussion with an embedded video.

 

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Article ID: 66473
Created
Thu 11/1/18 3:02 PM
Modified
Mon 12/2/19 12:09 PM