Webcam Capture

NOTE: When creating a webcam or screen capture you will not be able to save and continue at a later time. Your recording must be completed in one attempt. You must save the recording at the time it is created. If you do not upload the recording immediately it will not be accessible later.

Video Webcam Capture

To record from your webcam, select RECORD and select Webcam Capture from the drop down menu.

recording in Studio

When recording, you must first allow Studio to access your computer's microphone and camera. This will only need to be done once. After you have allowed Studio to access your camera and microphone, you may change the (1) webcamera and (2) microphone source before (3) recording.

recording with a webcame in Studio

Once the record button is selected, Studio will count down from three to one. After you have finished recording your video, click finish.

finishing a recording

After you have finished recording, save your media.

saving a recording

Audio Only Webcam Capture

Once you have selected RECORD and choose Webcam Capture from the drop down menu, select Webcam then select No Video.

recording with no audio

The video preview box will disappear and only the sound bar will appear. Select Start Recording and then follow the steps above to finish the media recording.

no audio recording screen

Note: According to Canvas, best practice is to limit your recording to five minutes or 10 GB. If you are making longer media, use a lower resolution for recording and limit editing of your media to keep the file size smaller and easier to upload. If you plan on making a longer video, consider using your webcam’s built in recording software and then upload the media using Canvas Studio’s upload media feature. It is also recommended that you chunk the content so that it is in 4 to 5 minute segments.

For a more comprehensive guide, or further information, please visit the following Canvas page:

Screen Capture