Adding Media to Your Canvas Course


If your administrator has setup the Canvas LMS integration, you can add media to your course without logging in to TechSmith Relay. Follow the tutorial below to learn how it is done.

Once a Canvas Administrator has setup the TechSmith Relay LTI integration, instructors can add content from their TechSmith Relay library to a course without leaving the Canvas LMS. This guide explains two methods for adding TechSmith Relay media to a Canvas course using LTI integration.

Before you get started: Log in to Canvas and navigate to the course you would like to add media to.

Add TechSmith Relay Media as an External Tool with Gradebook Integration

Use this method of adding media to your course if you would like to have TechSmith Relay quiz grades entered into the Canvas gradebook.

  1. Click Assignments in the course navigation menu on the left.
    Canvas navigation bar, clicking Assignments option
  2. Click the button to add an assignment.
    Clicking the add assignment button
  3. On the assignment creation page, fill in the Assignment Name and Description fields. If you would like to have TechSmith Relay enter quiz results into the gradebook, set a point value for the assignment.
    Assignment info fields of Name, Description, and Points identified by rectangular outline
  4. For the Submission Type, select External Tool from the dropdown and then click the External Tool URL field.
    External tool selected in Submission Type, cursor clicking the External Tool URL field.
  5. Choose your TechSmith Relay website from the menu, and click Select. The URL will automatically populate.
    Selecting TechSmith Relay from the configure external tool dialog.
  6. Click Save.
    Clicking save to update assignment settings
  7. Your TechSmith Relay library should open, displaying all your media. Click Add Media to add an item to the assignment. You can use the search functionality to look for other content on your organization’s TechSmith Relay website or the Link Media feature to add a video from YouTube. Media you add from YouTube using the Link Media function will be added to your library.
    Click add media in library
  8. Your media should now be added to your course assignment. When students open the assignment they will be able to view the media and complete any quizzes. Once an assignment has been completed, allow up to one hour and fifteen minutes for complete and accurate data to be synchronized between TechSmith Relay and your course gradebook.


Add TechSmith Media Directly Using the Rich Text Editor Button (No Gradebook Integration)

The Rich Text Editor button is a great way to quickly add TechSmith Relay media to items in your course. It is most useful when used with a course Announcement or Page. While TechSmith Relay will still collect viewing analytics and quiz results, this method does not send either to the course gradebook

  1. Create or open the Announcement, Page, or another course item you would like to add TechSmith Relay media to.
    Clicking add new announcement button
  2. Click the TechSmith Relay button in the tools menu of the Rich Text Editor to open your TechSmith Relay library.
    Highlight of TechSmith Relay button in the Rich Text Editor menu
  3. Here you can select the media you would like to insert by clicking Add Media.
    Clicking add media in TechSmith Relay library view
  4. Your video will be embedded into the body of the Page or Announcement. While editing, the video is represented by a grey box. Click Save to finish editing.
    Canvas editor embedded video placeholder
  5. When students visit the Page or Announcement, they will see the embedded video with a play button.
    Canvas embedded video preview

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