Studio (Canvas)

Studio (Canvas)

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Introduction

Studio is an online video learning platform that turns content into conversation, connection, and collaboration.  Instructors can use Studio to make videos inclusive and collaborative while gaining meaningful analytics about that collaboration. Studio is a communication tool that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video and audio media. The ability to easily caption your video takes accessibility in Canvas to the next level. 

Features

  • Integrated inside of Canvas (access from the global navigation bar)
  • Captioning for Accessibility
  • A large amount of storage outside of your course storage
  • Feedback and Questions within the video
  • Analytics
  • Responsive design for mobile devices

Getting Started

Studio is located inside Canvas. Log in to Canvas, then click on the Studio icon in the global navigation on the left (in the red bar).

Instructor Resources

Creating videos in Studio

To create content in Studio:

  1. Open Canvas and click on the Studio button in the global navigation (red bar on the left side of the screen).
  2. Create Studio content by uploading existing content, recording with a webcam, or recording a screen capture video.

Note: if you experience internet connectivity issues while uploading a recording made with the screen capture tool and you appear to lose your video, it can be recovered!

  • Start a new recording and record for at least 1 second.
  • Press the Pause button.
  • Click Done.
  • In the top-left corner of the screen, click Back to recordings.
  • Click on the desired recording.
  • Click the green Upload button.

Managing existing content in Studio

Once your content is in Studio:

Adding Studio content to a Canvas course

Only you are able to access your Studio videos until you add them to a course.

To add Studio videos to a Canvas course via announcements, discussions, assignments or pages:

    1. Create or edit an announcement, discussion, assignment or page.
    2. On the text editor, find and click the Studio button.
      The studio button in the text editor is a blue video screen with multiple inputs.
    3. Click the video you want to share, choose to allow/disallow comments from others, click Embed.
    4. Click Save.

To add Studio videos to your Canvas course via Modules:

  1. Follow the steps to add the media to the module.
  2. Rename the link by editing the module item.

Locating videos that failed to upload to Studio

If you created a video in Studio and received an error while uploading, you may be able to recover the video with these steps:

  1. In the Studio app in Canvas, start a new recording by going to Record > Screen Capture and then choosing Record.
  2. Stop the test recording after a few seconds.
  3. Ignore the save prompts and click Back to recordings in the upper left corner under Screen Recorder.click the button in the top left corner to go back to recordings
  4. Choose the recording you are looking for (if it exists).
    If available, select the recording you want to upload
  5. Proceed as normal.

Notes:

  • If you do not see the recording it is likely that your video is not recoverable.
  • It is best to upload videos while using a physical network connection rather than Wi-Fi.

Student Resources

Creating videos in Studio

To create content in Studio:

  1. Open Canvas and click on the Studio button in the global navigation (red bar on the left side of the screen).
  2. Create Studio content by uploading existing contentrecording with a webcam, or recording a screen capture video.

Note: if you experience internet connectivity issues while uploading a recording made with the screen capture tool and you appear to lose your video, it can be recovered!

  • Start a new recording and record for at least 1 second.
  • Press the Pause button.
  • Click Done.
  • In the top-left corner of the screen, click Back to recordings.
  • Click on the desired recording.
  • Click the green Upload button.

Adding Studio content to a Canvas course

Only you are able to access your Studio videos until you add them to a course.

To add Studio videos to a group announcement, discussion reply, assignment submission or wiki page:
  1. Create new or edit an existing group announcement, discussion reply, assignment submission or wiki page.
  2. On the text editor, find and click the Studio button.
    The studio button in the text editor is a blue video screen with multiple inputs.
  3. Click the video you want to share, choose to allow/disallow comments from others, click Embed.
  4. Click Save.
 Training

Licensing

Iowa State University has purchased Studio for use by all faculty, staff, and students at Iowa State University. 

Support

Studio is supported by Instructure. Use one of the following channels to connect with their 24/7 support:

  • live chat — open the ?Help menu in Canvas and click ‘Chat with Canvas Support’
  • ticket support — open the ?Help menu in Canvas and click ‘Report a Problem
  • phone support — call 515-294-4000, then follow the prompts for Canvas support

Stay in the know with the Studio Release Notes and the Canvas roadmap.