Canvas Studio is a video recording, management, and sharing tool that resides inside of Canvas. It also provides cloud-based hosting of video files. Starting for Fall 2023, Canvas Studio will replace Microsoft Stream as the officially supported video platform for teaching at Illinois State University.
Canvas Studio allows Illinois State faculty and students to record their webcams and screens. Students can record and submit videos for their assignments and participate in video discussions. Instructors can create video-based announcements, lesson materials, discussion forums, assignments and provide audio and video feedback for student assignments. Instructors can also embed quiz questions within videos and view how long students watch videos. Canvas Studio also provides closed captioning for videos and simple editing tools.
Many instructors at Illinois State used Microsoft Stream Classic to store videos that are later linked or embedded in their ReggieNet course sites. With the adoption of Canvas and changes being made by Microsoft, instructors will have to use Canvas studio, instead of Stream, beginning in the fall of 2023.
While Microsoft is launching a new service called "Stream on SharePoint," it lacks many of the capabilities of Stream Classic for effective teaching. On August 15, 2023, Microsoft plans to make Stream Classic “read only” (users will be able to access and copy their videos, but cannot upload any new videos). On February 15, 2024, Microsoft will discontinue Stream Classic.
Lean how to save video content from ReggieNet or Microsoft Stream (Classic) and import it into Canvas Studio.
Learn how to record video from your webcam or screen capture directly into Canvas Studio. This guide will also introduce you to editing basics.
Check out Canvas' Community Pages for more helpful how-tos, including videos, on using Canvas Studio.
Stuck? Email ProDev@ilstu.edu or call (309) 438-2542 to be connected to a member of the support team. They can assist you with the transfer of video into Canvas Studio and much more!