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How do I upload a video to my course in Canvas?

You will learn how to upload a video to your course in Canvas.

You can upload a video file to the FILES page of your course or you can upload it to any Rich Text Editor in any Page, Discussion, Quiz description or Assignment.

I want to add a video to a Rich Text Editor.

1. Navigate to the place in your course where you want to add the video.

In this guide, the video is going to be added to a Discussion.

Discussion topic page

2. Click on Edit.

Edit button selected

3. Click on the Video icon in the menu bar.

Video icon selected

4. Drag and Drop the video file from your computer into the file upload area.

video dragged to upload area

5. Click on Submit.

Tip: If you have a captions or subtitle file to upload with the video, you can upload it now by clicking on the Add CC/Subtitles checkbox. You may have obtained a caption file for DSS, from YouTube, or from making it in Camtasia.

Submit button selected
Do you have a captions or subtitle file?

1. Click on the Add CC/Subtitles box.

Tip: SRT or VTT are the file types that are needed to add a subtitle or caption to your video. For example, if you have a student who needs captions, the Disability Support Services (DSS) office may provide a captions file for you. This file type is SRT (or VTT) and is appropriate for upload.

Add CC/Subtitles box is selected

2. Click on the Select Language dropdown menu.

Select Language selected

3. Select English.

English is selected

4. Click on Choose caption file.

Choose caption file button selected
Windows explorer

6. Click on Open.

Open button selected

7. Click on Submit.

Submit button selected

8. The video player now appears in the editor.

Video player displays in editor.

9. Scroll down the page and click on Save & Publish.

Save & Publish button selected

10. The video is now available within the Discussion.

Video playing in the Discussion.

Article Summary

You have now learned how to upload a video to your course in Canvas, embedding it within the Rich Text Editor which can be in a Discussion, Page, Quiz description, or Assignment.

I want to add a video to my course Files page.

Follow these steps to upload a video to the FILES page of your course where you can then link to it within the Modules page or in any Rich Text Editor.

1. Click on Files in the course navigation menu.

Files course navigation meu item

2. Click on the + Folder button.

Tip: It is not essential to organize your videos or other files that you upload, but you may find it advantageous.

+ Folder button selected

3. Type the name of  the new folder.

Name field for the new folder is selected

4. Tick the checkmark.

Checkmark selected

5. Click on the name of the new folder.

Discussion videos folder selected

6. Drag the video file to the file upload area.

Vide file dragged to file upload area.

7. Click on the name of the video file.

video file is selected

8. Click on the CC button.

CC button selected

9. Click on Upload subtitles.

Upload subtitles selected

10. Select English from the Choose a Language dropdown menu.

English is selected

11. Click on Choose File.

Choose File button is selected
SRT file selected

13. Click on Open.

Open button selected

14. Click on Upload.

Upload button selected

Article Summary

You have now learned how to upload a captions file (SRT or VTT) to a video in the FILES page of your course.

The video with cc now displays