Canvas provides a variety of options to deliver lectures and provide alternative content. Create and share documents, record audio/video presentations, host virtual class sessions, and link to library resources to deliver course content to students remotely.
Managing Studio Media
In Canvas Studio, you have the option to record your computer screen (which can be displaying a PowerPoint, website, or other relevant course materials), your webcam, or both. You can also upload video files saved on your computer and YouTube videos that you want to share with your students. If you have narrated PowerPoints you would like to share with your students, you can convert them to video files which can then be uploaded to Canvas Studio.
Canvas Studio provides an automatic captioning service or you can request transcripts from CIRT using the Transcript Request Form.
Converting PowerPoint to Video (MP4) for Canvas Studio
Recording a Screen-capture Video in Studio
Adding Captions to Studio Media
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You can host synchronous video conferences within Canvas using the Conferences tool for your lectures or office hours. Conferences can be hosted with individual students, small groups, or your entire class. Students can also host Conferences for group meetings and video chat. Recorded conferences are available within Canvas for 14 days.
Using Conferences as a Presenter
Instructions for creating new narrated PowerPoint presentations, or converting PowerPoint presentations you have narrated are available on the Narrated Lectures webpage.
You can share your Syllabus, PowerPoints, and other course documents with students by uploading them to the Files area in Canvas.
Scan Documents with Your Smartphone
If you do not already have an electronic version of the document, you can scan a hard copy of the document and save it as a PDF. If you do not have access to a traditional scanner, smartphone applications like TinyScanner (iOS, Android), the iPhone Notes app (iOS), Google Drive, and Office365 can perform the same function.
Uploading to Files
Tutorials for Instructors
Schedule a Zoom Meeting
Zoom Meeting Controls
Recording a Zoom Meeting
Sharing Your Screen
Tutorials for Students
Join a Zoom Meeting