Canvas Studio will replace Microsoft Stream (now called Stream Classic) as the officially supported, secure video system for teaching at Illinois State.
Note: If you already have your video files available to you on your computer or OneDrive, you can skip this step, and go to Importing Videos into Canvas.
Go to your Stream (Classic) account.
After logging in, go to My Content > Videos (to see all your videos) or Groups (to see videos associated with individual groups/classes).
For any of the videos you want to move over to Canvas, click on the (•••) icon on the far right of any video and select Download video.
Unfortunately, videos have to be downloaded one at a time from Stream (Classic). As you are downloading all your videos in preparation to bring them to Canvas, please consider organizing all your files in folders (and subfolders by course if necessary) in one place, whether on your computer or on OneDrive (preferred).
All your selected files should begin uploading into the Library. You can also add YouTube or Vimeo videos into your Library using the same method by adding a URL on the right area after clicking the Add button (it will embed them there for use; they will not be there as files). These videos will have the YouTube or Vimeo icon to the left of your name to signify they are being hosted on that platform.
To add closed captioning to your videos:
You’ll get an email when the captions are complete.
To edit and enable your captions:
This will bring you to the editor where you can fix any mistakes the speech-to-text engine has made.
Sharing your videos with students can be done by inserting them directly from your Studio Library. To share directly, you have to be in the Rich Text Editor.
This list defaults to the most recently uploaded videos at the top, but can also be searched by file name. This is one reason why being mindful of the names of your files can be important. Your video will be embedded at your cursor.
Not every editor in Canvas has the plug icon, such as when you want to add a video to a quiz question.
To embed a video:
To add embed code to a quiz question:
Note: You can embed in the regular Rich Text Editor by clicking the three vertical dots on the end of the toolbar and then clicking on the Embed cloud button.
Unlike Stream, permissions do not have to be granted in Canvas Studio. If a student is a member of the Canvas course you’re using to host the video, they will be able to watch the video. If they are not, they won’t.
To share with anyone through a direct, public link: