Add Media In Canvas

Canvas provides a password-protected environment to allow posting of curricular materials for enrolled students, as long as Fair Use practices are followed.  CTE staff can assist instructors in determining how best to work with content to meet their teaching goals and address Fair Use concerns.  Please read the Copyright Guidelines, and contact for help getting started.  Follow the links below to get started with adding media to your Canvas course site. 

Adding your own Media

This feature allows you to record a brief video or audio from within any page, Discussion or Assignment, to speak directly to your students.

Uploading Files Directly into Canvas

This feature allows you to bring in brief video or audio that you have saved on your computer, and add it to any page, Discussion or Assignment.

Uploading Video through Panopto

Panopto can be used to make screen recordings such as narrated PowerPoints or online tutorials.  It can also allow instructors to upload longer recordings they have created outside of Canvas.

Adding YouTube Media 

The rich content editor in Canvas allows you to easily embed YouTube videos to a page, discussion board, or assignment.

Adding Media from BC Libraries

Canvas allows you to link to media from Films on Demand and other databases, as well as audio and video in Library collections.  For more information, see the LibGuide Library and Canvas Integration: Video Resources, and contact for any questions about adding media in Canvas.

For information on discovering content, see the LibGuide on Finding Films: Streaming Video and DVDs or seek help from your Subject Specialist.