This tutorial will show you how to upload a video or media file through My Media to a Canvas Assignment. Once uploaded, you will have access to your media from any Canvas course site in which you are enrolled as an instructor. When using an "Assignment" to distribute media to your class, you can set a due date. When setup according to these directions, the Assignment will be a non-graded assignment and will not count toward the final grade for the course.
Before you begin:
Browse to the location on your computer where you have saved your file and select the file. Note: if you downloaded media files that were uploaded through D2L's My Media, these files will be located in your "Downloads" folder.
Optional: On this page, you may enter tags in"Tags" field, for example, you may wish to enter a tag for your course title. This will make it easier to search for a video in the future. You may also wish to a Co-Editors (can edit this media) or a Co-Publisher (can publish this media to their own course site).
In the "Embed Settings" area, you may change the player type and player size for the video that will be inserted into your Assignment.
You may also select a different "Start" and "End" time for the video, if you wish. This setting will start and end the video at the time you indicate rather than playing the entire clip.
A preview of your video will appear in the HTML editing window. Note: if you receive the message "Error: No source video was found - Entry in process" proceed to the next step. This message is expected. Your video is processing and will be available soon. Don't upload your media again.
If you've already created an Assignment Group for your ungraded media viewing assignments, skip this step.
Note: if you do not see a weight, complete Steps #17 through Step #18.