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You can easily upload a video that you have created to Canvas. You will use My Media which links to Kaltura, our external video management tool and streaming server.

  1. Follow the instructions to Log in to Canvas
  2. Select the course in which you wish to upload the video
  3. In the course navigation menu, select My Media
  4. This will open your My Media page. Any videos you have already uploaded will be displayed
  5. Click Add New. A drop-down menu opens
  6. In the drop-down menu, select Media Upload
    Kaltura Media Upload

    YouTube Videos

    Only YouTube videos that are public domain can be upload!

  7. On the Upload Media page, click Choose a file to upload
  8. Browse for the file on your computer and select it
  9. Click Open
  10. The Upload Media page will be displayed
  11. Enter a Description
  12. Enter Tags
  13. Click Save
  14. Click Go To My Media
  15. A thumbnail of your video will be displayed on your My Media page. To embed the video on a page in your course, see How do I embed a Kaltura video on a Canvas Page?

    Media upload

    Depending on the size of your video, it may take some time for Kaltura to convert it. While the video is being converted, the thumbnail will be blank. You can still embed the video while it is being converted, but you will not be able to play it until the conversion is complete.

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