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HOW TO: Add a Mediasite Video Collection to a Canvas Module

The following describes how to embed a collection of Mediasite presentations into a page within a Canvas module. Video collections can include a list of presentations in a Mediasite Channel or a catalog of presentations from a Mediasite shared folder. As you continue to add content to your Mediasite Channel or shared folder, the new content will automatically appear in the video collection seen by your students.

  1. In your Canvas course, navigate to the module where you want to place your Mediasite content.

  2. Select the + button adjacent to the module.

  3. Choose Page, and then select [New Page].

  4. Provide a name for the page next to Page Name.

  5. Select Add Item.

    Configuring page options in Canvas

  6. Select the name of the newly created content page to view it, and then select Edit in the top-right corner.

  7. In the Canvas rich content editor, select the More External Tools button that looks like a blue down-arrow or "V" and select Mediasite.

    Mediasite option under More External Tools

  8. Select Collection to add a collection of presentations to the page.

    Collection option

  9. You can select from your most recent collections, or you can search for a Mediasite Channel or shared folder catalog by name. To search, type the query in the search bar and press the Enter/Return key on your keyboard. Shared folder channels and catalogs typically have the same name as their subscribed folder.

    Pro tip: to display all of your collections, select the search bar and press the Enter/Return key on your keyboard to submit an empty search query.

    Locate your Mediasite video collection

  10. Select the button adjacent to the collection you want to insert into the page and then choose one of the following two options:

    Link inserts the name of the collection into the page as a clickable link to view the collection of presentations.

    Embed will embed the collection directly into the page.

  11. Select Save to commit your edits and preview the page. You can modify the content by selecting Edit again and making further changes in the rich content editor.

  12. Publish your new page as well as your module in Canvas so students will be able to view them.