EchoVideo: Embedding Videos vs using an EchoVideo Course


Learn the differences of the video players in EchoVideo when publishing to a section vs. embedding media in Canvas. * Coming in 2024 is a new video player with a consistent look across the platform, stay tuned.



Important Notes
  • Publishing to an EchoVideo course? A EchoVideo course should be requested if you are recording in a classroom or if you desire to use the Active Learning Platform, which provides various class and student engagement tools. You must fill out the EchoVideo Semester Request form because only an EchoVideo admin can set up and configure your EchoVideo section(s) to Canvas.
  • Embedding your media in Canvas? You do not need to request a EchoVideo course or ITS involved because your media will import successfully to other Canvas courses. Your recordings can be embedded in a Announcement, Assignment, Discussion, Page, Quizzes, or Syllabus content type.

All students and users enrolled in your Canvas course(s) can access your media stored in EchoVideo if your Canvas course is published. It does not matter how you share the media with them (see table below):

EchoVideo Course (Active Learning Platform)

Embedding Media in Canvas

ITS recommends requesting a Course when recording/Live Streaming in a classroom. A course utilizes the Active Learning Platform with various tools to engage your students.

Media types that can be published to a course:

  • Video
  • Interactive media (videos with embedded polls) allows students to only answer once.
  • PowerPoint presentation/PDF (you can control polls during your class and gather feedback.)

Instructors can access their EchoVideo course as well as their account (Library, previous Courses, Collections, etc.) when clicking on EchoVideo in Canvas course menu.

Media published to a course is accessed via the EchoVideo tab in the Canvas course navigation menu and it is where students will see a list of all class lessons including accessing a Live Stream class(es). Published media to a course can only be accessed by students in the current term because an EchoVideo section has the same semester end date as Canvas.

When students access the Classroom video player the media is access from the tab in Canvas's course menu. The Classroom engagement tools include Discussion, Q&A, Bookmark, Confusion Flag, Notes tool which students can utilize to increase their learning. Media can be streamed only on a computer, there is a new mobile app coming to EchoVideo.

Learn how to publish your EchoVideo media to a course.

ITS recommends embedding media in Canvas when making personal recordings or reusing content, then add them to a Module. Provides Discussion and Q&A to engage students.

Media types that can be embedded in Canvas:

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Interactive media (videos with embedded polls) allows students to only answer once.

Instructors can access their Library media from the easy embed tool. They can embed a an individual video or create a Playlist. Media can be embedded as a video or a link.

Media embedded in Canvas can be accessed within the content type that you embed your media. When media is embedded, it will always be accessible by students enrolled in your Canvas course or future courses because the link you are creating is a secure access link to your Library which has no expiration date.

When students access embedded media in Canvas, the media is accessed directly within the content type its Embedded. You can decide to enable the Discussion tool which has Q&A. Media can be streamed on a computer, tablet, or mobile device (iOS or Android).

Learn how to embed your EchoVideo media in Canvas.



Article ID: 148654
Tue 1/17/23 12:01 PM
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