How to Edit Videos in Echo360 and Canvas Studio

This post was last updated on 1/22/2024.


I hate to break it to you, but some of your footage is going to end up on the cutting room floor.

There comes a point in every video-creator’s life when they have to cut some footage. Some footage you might say good riddance to, other footage you may just need to update.

Here are links to tools to enable you to accomplish that mission.

Canvas Studio


Canvas Studio

Did you know Canvas Studio has an editing feature? Here’s the caveat. It has to be used right after recording and BEFORE you upload the video.

After you upload, you won’t have the chance to edit the video unless you download it and bring it into a separate editing program.


But if you do catch the opportunity to edit, there are some neat tools to play with. They can be accessed through the TOOLS button on the lower left of the editing interface.

You can play around with these tools and see if they enhance your video. However, if you run into issues, check out the support links in Canvas or email And keep in mind – the opportunity to edit is but a brief window in time when you use Canvas Studio.


To work with Echo360’s editor, first find the video you want to edit. You can access your Echo360 video library from Canvas.


When you hover over the lower right of the video’s thumbnail, you’ll see the option to Edit Media.


When you click “Edit Media” you’ll first be given a warning that any changes you make to this video will manifest anywhere you’ve shared the video, whether it’s via a link or the Canvas LTI.

Once we’re in the editing interface, you can see the tools available to make edits.

On the left we have the scissors. These enable you to cut footage from the inside of your timeline.

On the right, we have the “tail” button. You can move it inwards to delete unwanted footage at the end.

Likewise, you can move the “top” button inwards to delete unwanted footage at the beginning.



If you want to save your edits as a new video, choose Save As.

If you want your edits to override what you’ve got, click Save.

Choose Restore to ignore any changes you’ve made and bring back the original version.


For more information about editing your educational videos, email