Submitting an Assignment with Canvas Studio

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Greetings WPI Students,

Your Professor may assign a video as an assignment. Here are the steps that you take to submit it using Canvas Studio, a content management and creation tool embedded in Canvas.

First, you click on the assignment and click submit.

Once you click submit, you see some choices. Choose Studio.


When you click Studio, you’ll see a record button on the top right. Click it.



Once you click record, it shows you two options. You can choose a webcam recording or a screen recording. Choose the tool that fits what your Professor wants. If you have any questions about what your Professor wants to see, ask them.


If you choose Screen Capture, you will be asked if you’d like to download the application that is necessary to run this tool.


To record a video, click the Record button [1], then click the Webcam Capture link [2].


Allow Access

Allow Access Chrome and Firefox

To give access to your computer’s microphone and camera, click the Allow button.

Start Recording

Start Recording

Click the Start Recording button.


Finish Recording

Finish Recording

When your video recording is done, click the Finish button.


Save Recording

Save Recording

View the recording. Enter a title in the title field [1] and click the Save button [2]. If you want to record again, click the Start Over button [3].

The video shows up in the Studio window as a part of your now growing collection of videos. Click Select.



Then click Embed, at the bottom right.



Studio inserts the location of the video into the assignment submission for your Professor to access. Click Submit Assignment.


If you have any questions about creating/uploading a Studio video to fulfill an assignment, feel free to email

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Sophie Jagannathan is an Instructional Technology Specialist at Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

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