Canvas - Students can use My Media to share a link to a video in an assignment

Have your students use My Media to upload a video and share a link to that video with you in an assignment.

Setup your Assignment

Create an assignment as normal. If you want your students to share the URL of the video with you make sure "Website URL" is checked. 
Check WebsiteURL

When students submit their assignment they will choose the "Website URL" tab. 

Website URL tab
When you use SpeedGrader to grade the assignment it will display a link to video you can click on. The video will open within SpeedGrader allowing you to make comments and grade the assignment.

Use speedgrader to make comments

Student Directions

Upload video to My Media

  • Login to Canvas (
  • Select the "Account > My Media" link
  • Choose "Add New > Media upload"
  • Select "Choose file to upload" button
  • Find the video on your computer
  • Give the video a new name (if necessary)
  • Choose Save (might take some time for processing)

Find the share URL for a video that has already been uploaded to My Media

  • Select the "Account > My Media" link
  • Select the video you want to share
  • Select the share icon in the upper right on top of your video
  • Copy the URL in the first dialoug box (has a link icon). Use this URL.
Choose the share icon and select the link URL

Keywords:canvas video kaltura mymedia assignment   Doc ID:95018
Owner:Brian L.Group:UW Oshkosh
Created:2019-10-16 10:32 CDTUpdated:2019-10-16 10:40 CDT
Sites:UW Oshkosh
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