Students: How to Record Video with Canvas Studio

You can use Studio, a tool in Canvas, to record webcam and/or screen capture video.

  1. Log into your Canvas course.

  2. Click the Studio icon in the far lefthand global navigation menu bar.

    Canvas Studio Icon

  3. In the upper righthand corner, click RECORD and select Screen Capture.

    Important: Even if you plan to only record with your webcam, please select Screen Capture.

    Studio Record Options with Screen Capture highlighted

  4. If this is the first time you are using Studio, you will be prompted to install the Screen Capture Application. Click the Download button, and select Yes to install the app.

    Download Screen Capture Application

    For Mac Users, see Canvas Studio – Installing Screen Recorder Software.

  5. After installing the app, re-launch Screen Capture from the RECORD menu, and click Open Screen Recorder Launcher v2.0.

    Open Screen Recorder Launcher

  6. In the Record window, select Screen, Webcam, or Both. If you only want to record with your webcam, select Webcam.

    Studio Record Window

  7. Use the default setting for size.

  8. Click the red Rec button. A three second countdown will begin.

    Studio Record Button

  9. To stop recording, click the Pause button.

    Studio Recording Pause button

  10. Click the Done button.

    Recording Done button

  11. In the Preview window, drag the left and right tabs to select the section of the recording that will be published.

    Trim recording tabs

  12. In the Upload window, give your recording a Title (mandatory) and a Description (optional).

    Upload window for Studio recording

  13. Click the Upload button.

  14. When the recording has been successfully uploaded to Studio, click the Continue button.

    Upload Successful - Continue Button

  15. Your video recording will appear in your Studio library.

    My Library recordings

    Note: Although your video is uploaded, it will take time to fully process. Initially, your video may look pixelated while the processing takes place.

  16. Click on the video to open it, and click on Captions.

    In Captions Request, select English and click the Request button. Captions will automatically be generated for your recording.

    Studio Recording Captions Button

  17. You will receive an email indicating that Studio has generated automatic captioning for your video recording. Click Studio, select your video, and click Captions.

  18. Click the Review and Publish button and edit your captions.

    Review and Publish button for captions

  19. Scroll to the top of your captions and click the Publish button.

    Publish button for captions

Canvas Help Support

Canvas 24/7 Support Hours (Students) 877-399-9103

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Additional Canvas Studio Articles

Students: How to Post a Studio Video to a Canvas Discussion

Students: How to Submit a Studio Video to a Canvas Assignment

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