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Create a Discussion in Canvas for Video Submission

The following steps create a discussion that accepts video submissions. These videos can be accessed and graded via Speedgrader. The whole class can view videos submitted to discussions. This process works for both video and audio submissions.

Alternatively, you can create a group discussion for submissions to be viewed only within specific groups of students.

Learn how to view and grade video submissions in Speedgrader

Here’s a student guide to submitting videos to Canvas Discussions you can share with your class.

 

How to Create a Video Discussion

  1. Create a new discussion in Canvas. Give the discussion any settings you'd like. Publish it.

  2. Instruct your students to navigate to the discussion and click Reply. They will then click the green Panopto-embed button (The Panopto-embed button, which looks like a recycling symbol.) above the text entry box. In the window that appears, they will select My Folder from the dropdown menu, upload their video, and click Insert to embed it in the text entry box. Students can use this illustrated guide to submitting video to Canvas discussions for more support.

    Note: All videos uploaded to Panopto have to be compressed for streaming (H.264/MP4).

That's it! Students can view each other's videos by going to the Discussions section of the Canvas course and clicking on the discussion's title. They can use the search bar to quickly find each other's posts.

After students submit, you can use Speedgrader to view and grade your students' video submissions.

 


Group Video Discussions

The following steps create a discussion in which only members of specific groups can see and discuss each other's videos.

NOTE: This applies to a class in which you've set-up discrete groups of students in the People section of your Canvas course, and those groups need separate discussions. For a discussion in which the entire class can participate together, please use the steps above ("How to Create a Video Discussion").

  1. Set-up student groups in your Canvas course.

  2. Create a Group Discussion in Canvas.

  3. Instruct your students to navigate to the discussion and click Reply. They will then click the green Panopto-embed button (The Panopto-embed button, which looks like a recycling symbol.) above the text entry box. In the window that appears, they will select My Folder from the dropdown menu, upload their video, and click Insert to embed it in the text entry box. Students can use this illustrated guide to submitting video to Canvas discussions for more support.

    Note: All videos uploaded to Panopto have to be compressed for streaming (H.264/MP4).

Students can add replies to their group's thread (and only their group's thread) as they would in any other discussion.

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