How do I create video discussions using Zoom Recordings, Canvas Discussions, and Studio?


You can create engaging and fun video discussions between students and instructors by leveraging tools in Canvas and Zoom: 1) Canvas Discussions + 2) Canvas Studio Library, + Zoom Recordings.  Studio can host videos created in Zoom which can then be embedded through any space in Canvas that can launch Studio through the rich content editor (RCE), including:

  • Pages
  • Assignments
  • Announcements
  • Quizzes 
  • Discussions

How to embed a Zoom Video in a discussion

The following are directions for creating an engaging Canvas Video Discussion where students and instructors will respond and reply to each other using Zoom video recordings.

Note: Recording your video response with Zoom instead of Studio Capture adds an extra step to the video discussion process, however, Zoom has fun and engaging options including filters, stickers, and special effects that the user can apply to their video response.

1. The course instructor should log into Canvas and navigate to their course. 

2. Select Discussions from the left-hand navigation menu 
Attention drawn to Canvas Discussions in left-hand navigation menu

3. Under Discussions, click the green +Discussion button to create a new discussion
Green Plus Discussion button highlighted

4. Enter the discussion Topic Title, and select any Options you want to apply to the discussion, such as it being worth points (Graded), or students not being able to see other students responses until they have posted their first response (Users must post before seeing replies). 

5. Decide how you will prompt the students on what to discuss through a recorded video:

a. Option 1: Write the directions out
b. Option 2: Record a video with Zoom, upload it to your Studio Library, and embed it in the paragraph section below the rich content editor (RCE). 
c. Option 3: Record a video with Studio Capture - directions can be found in this FAQ - How do I create video discussions using Canvas Discussions and Studio? 

Note: See the screenshot below showing the menu option for importing a video recorded in Zoom to your Studio Library (Upload from Computer). 
Additional Directions: How do I record a Zoom Meeting and save it to my Library in Canvas Studio?
Upload a Zoom video using the Upload from Computer option in Canvas Studio

6. Once you have provided directions for the Video Discussion, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Save & Publish
Save and Pubish button

7. Students will now click Reply to your Discussion by recording, downloading, and uploading a Zoom video into Canvas Studio. Next, they can embed it in the Discussion thread using the Studio feature in the rich content editor (RCE). 

See related FAQs: 
How do I record a Zoom Meeting and save it to my Library in Canvas Studio?
How do I create video discussions using Canvas Discussions and Studio? 



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