Canvas Studio

What is Canvas Studio?

Canvas Studio is a communication tool that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video and audio media. In Canvas, the Global Navigation Menu includes a Studio link. This link gives you direct access to your Studio account from anywhere in Canvas.

studio link in canvas global navigation menu

Studio can also be accessed as an external tool through the Rich Content Editor. Instructors can access Studio through the Course Navigation link. The Studio integration allows instructors to seamlessly integrate media interaction into the classroom.

canvas rich content editor showing studio button and more options button

The Rich Content Editor is part of multiple features in Canvas including Assignments, Discussions, and Pages. For students, the Rich Content Editor is also available in course groups and in Text Entry assignment submissions.

Users can access Studio through the Rich Content Editor even if they do not have direct access to their Studio account through the Global Navigation Menu. However, access through the Rich Content Editor includes modified functionality and gives more control to the course instructor.

To open Studio, click the Studio icon [1]. If the icon does not display directly in the toolbar, you may need to click the Options icon [2].

Instructors can also view their course uploads through the Studio link in the Course Navigation Menu. This functionality offers full access as noted when viewing Studio in a Studio Account.

Studio link in canvas course navigation

Canvas Studio supports video and audio playback and can upload specific media files up to 10 GB.

Supported Video Formats

  • flv – Flash Video
  • asf – Windows Media
  • qt – Apple QuickTime
  • mov – Apple QuickTime
  • mpg – Digital Video Format
  • mpeg – Digital Video Format
  • avi – Digital Video Format
  • m4v – Digital Video Format
  • wmv – Windows Media
  • mp4 – Digital Video Format
  • 3gp – Multimedia Mobile Format

Supported Audio Formats

  • mp3 – Digital Audio Format
  • wma – Windows Media Audio
  • wav – Waveform Audio File Format

To learn more about Studio in Canvas, please visit these guide pages.

Studio Guides

Studio Video Quizzes