For up to date recommendations for spring 2020 please see the Keep Teaching page.

The options below are recommended for uploading or recording audio/video for a Canvas course.

Audio/Video Files Under 500mb

Use the Canvas Rich Content Editor to record or upload videos into Canvas.

Audio/Video Files Over 500mb



  • Add the link to Canvas module or page
  • Use for videos requiring copyright protection, or using interactive media such as a narrated slideshow with a clickable Table of Contents, embedded quiz questions, or interactive elements that require students to make a choice that affects how the lesson proceeds.