Canvas Studio

Last Updated: 08/14/2020

Canvas Studio allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video and audio media. Studio's interface lets students and instructors engage with media content by commenting directly on the media timeline. Canvas Studio can be used to facilitate student engagement with one another, with their instructor, and with the content they are learning. 

Students can record themselves giving a presentation, practicing a speech, or giving a performance within Canvas Studio. Instructors can also share videos they want students to have discussions about as students view the video independently.  Videos can be recorded with screen capture or webcam capture directly in Canvas or uploaded from a local file or from YouTube. Once a video is uploaded to Canvas, students can add text comments to videos that appear in a discussion section below the video. Students can also reply to comments, creating an interactive learning environment. Instructors may then view and assess these videos in Canvas, add comments that are linked to specific times in the video, and assign a grade that can be posted in the Gradebook. Canvas Studio is compatible with Canvas Rubrics and Speedgrader. 

Instructors can access useful analytics for the entire class or specific students, like which videos people are watching, for how long, and when they stop watching. Instructors can also add in-video questions to the video and audio, and associated scores can be integrated into the Gradebook in Canvas. 

Features

  • Interactions: Users can comment on videos and respond to comments. Comments are marked as pips in the video timeline. Individual comments appear at the appropriate time to the right of the video, and all comments also appear in a comment section below the video.
  • In-Video Quizzing: Instructors can create a video quiz using multiple choice, true or false, and multiple answer questions.
  • Analytics: Instructors can see which parts of a video were most watched, if a student watched an entire video, and statistics for specific questions in a quiz.
  • Captioning: Canvas studio has a robust captioning tool that automatically creates an editable transcription of media and can be automatically translated into other languages.
  • Video Recording: Users can record video or audio using Screen Capture or Webcam Capture
  • Video Uploading: Users can upload video or audio files locally stored on their computer, or directly from from YouTub

Who can get it?

Canvas Studio is available to all CU Boulder affiliates with an active IdentiKey.

Access Canvas Studio

There are several ways to access Canvas Studio.

Global Navigation Bar

Canvas Studio can be accessed from the Global Navigation Bar in Canvas. This gives you direct access to your Studio media library from anywhere in Canvas.

Click on the Canvas Studio link at the bottom of the Global Navigation Bar to access Canvas Studio.

Course Navigation Bar

Users can access Canvas Studio from the Course Navigation Bar. Accessing the tool from the Course Navigation Bar will show you media that is associated with a specific course.

Access Canvas Studio from the Course Navigation Bar

Rich Content Editor

Canvas Studio can also be accessed from any Rich Content Editor in Canvas to embed a video. Once in the Rich Content Editor, click More External Tools in the toolbar and select Studio.

Use Canvas Studio from any Rich Content Editor

Accessibility

This product has not undergone accessibility testing yet. Information will be provided here once it is available. 

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