Canvas Studio


Studio is a communication tool 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.  


  • Integrated inside of Canvas (access from the Course Navigation menu)
  • 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 Course Navigation menu on the left.

Creating videos in Studio

To create content in Studio:

  1. Open Canvas and click on the Studio button in the Course Navigation menu.
  2. Create Studio content by uploading existing content, recording with a webcam, or recording a screen capture video.

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 Apps button, choose the Canvas Studio app.

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.

Supported Video Formats

  • flv – Flash Video
  • asf – Windows Media
  • qt – Apple QuickTime
  • mov – Apple QuickTime
  • mpg – Digital Video Format
  • mpeg – Digital Video Format
  • avi – Digital Video Format
  • m4v – Digital Video Format
  • wmv – Windows Media
  • mp4 – Digital Video Format
  • 3gp – Multimedia Mobile Format

Supported Audio Formats

  • mp3 – Digital Audio Format
  • wma – Windows Media Audio
  • wav – Waveform Audio File Format

Webinar: Getting Started with Studio in Canvas


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