Introducing Arc: a new kind of video platform within Canvas

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Arc is a video engagement and annotation tool within Canvas that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video.

WPI now has access to the Arc video platform!

The Arc platform allows students and instructors to engage with video content by commenting directly on the video timeline. Students can learn from each other’s insights as well as from the instructor’s direction and feedback.

Arc video comments

Comments are noted with the posting time and date, along with the aligned time in the media. Users can also post replies to comments as well, which can supplement the comments and are not part of the timeline display.

Arc video analytics example

Arc’s analytics allow instructors to quickly and easily analyze the media students are viewing, how long they are viewing, and when they stop viewing. This allows instructors to optimize media to communicate critical information more effectively and monitor student behavior.

Students can also use Arc to easily submit video projects within Canvas.

To get Arc installed in your Canvas course site, contact the TTL team at atc-ttl@wpi.edu, call x5220, or drop by Gordon Library 225 during business hours.

Want to check it out now? Here’s a self-guided tour.

Creating new videos

How to Upload Videos

How to record new webcam video

How to record new screen capture video

How to edit your videos

How to add captions

Sharing and embedding in Canvas

How to get public link or share video

How to use Arc through Rich Content Editor

How to embed Arc video in Canvas

Using Canvas to collaborate, create and grade Assignments

How to add video comments or replies

How to manage video comments in Canvas

How to add an Arc video assignment in Canvas

How to grade Arc video assignments

For Students

How to submit an Arc video as a Text Entry assignment

How to submit an Arc video as a File Upload assignment

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