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Capture and Insert media in Canvas

To capture media and then insert it, go to the desired area within Canvas (e.g. create an announcement, message, forum post, or assignment).

Within the text editor, click the Warpwire icon . A Warpwire interface window will open as a popup, displaying the contents of the Media Library for your course.

Click the "Upload or capture" button (a plus sign) in the upper right of the window.

Next, select "Capture from Camera" from the drop down menu.

Select the desired camera, microphone, and video resolution, then click the round video camera button to begin recording.

The button will turn red, with a square in the middle, indicating video recording has begun. Record your video, then click the stop record button when you're finished.

After recording, you'll have the opportunity to give the file a Title before uploading. Once you've named the recording, click "Save Recording."

You'll be able to watch the upload progress bar as your file uploads. Once uploaded and processed, it will appear in the list of media files in your course Media Library.

Once complete, click the filename to insert it.

Below, the grey box is the inserted media — inserted at scale so that you can build your post around the inserted media.

Below, you can see an inserted video when published.

See also: Turn on Warpwire for your course, Upload and Insert Media.

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