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Digital Scholarship Center: 03 - PowerPoint: Sharing Lecture Video for Online Learning using Canvas

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PowerPoint: Sharing Lecture Video for Online Learning using Canvas

PowerPoint: Sharing Lecture Video for Online Learning using Canvas

Created by the Rowan University Libraries Digital Scholarship Center, this video tutorial introduces users to sharing a PowerPoint video lecture for online learning using Google Drive and Canvas. The tutorial shows the step-by-step process of linking a video file on Google Drive with the Canvas learning management system. The same technique can be used to link audio files.

Closed captions available through the video's  button. The transcript appears below.

 

Transcript:

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Hello and welcome to our tutorial on how to share 
a PowerPoint lecture video for online learning  

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using the Canvas LMS. In our previous videos 
we explored recording a voiceover lecture  

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using PowerPoint. We also explored exporting 
a PowerPoint video lecture as a video file.  

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We also learned how to compress our video 
files making them easier and quicker to access  

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in an online learning environment.

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In this tutorial we will learn how to share 
lecture videos using the Google Drive platform  

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and the Canvas learning management system. 
If you're new to online learning and using a  

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learning management system such as Canvas you're 
probably wondering why we would use Google Drive.  

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Why not just upload the video files directly to 
the LMS? Well you can do this but most learning  

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management systems have very limited storage space 
because these systems are very expensive to run  

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and maintain. Using a system like Google 
Drive allows you to host all of your course  

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videos without using the very expensive storage 
allocated through the learning management system.  

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If you have not used Google Drive check out 
our Google Drive tutorials. We have step-by-step  

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tutorials on accessing and uploading files to 
your drive and also tutorials on other Google apps.  

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We've added a link to these tutorials in the 
description below. I should also mention that  

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Google's Chrome browser is made for use 
with Google's apps such as Google Drive.  

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If you use Chrome you can drag files from any 
location from your computer into your Google Drive.  

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The Chrome browser also includes a convenient 
icon right here to access your Google Drive  

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account and apps. Once in the Google 
Drive I can go to the course folder. 

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Here we have the what is art presentation 
file and the video file which is an m4v file.

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The m4v format is a video container that is 
very similar to mp4. It should work great on  

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all modern computers and mobile devices. To link 
the video lecture with our Canvas course we will  

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need to set the permissions of the video file. To 
do that, right-click or control-click on the video  

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file. Select get shareable link then select the 
restricted menu and select anyone with the link.  

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From here we want to copy the link 
by clicking here then press done. Then  

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we will log in to our Canvas course and scroll 
down to the correct week for this lecture. To  

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add an item we click the plus button. In theory 
we could add an external link, however, Canvas  

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doesn't always like shared links from Google 
Drive and other systems that share media files.  

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I prefer to create a new page and then insert the 
link within this page. To do this we'll select page,   

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then the New Page option. We then need to add 
a page name here. Once completed select the add  

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item button. The next step is to go to the lecture 
within your Canvas course and open the page.

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Then click the edit button near the upper right 
corner. I prefer to create a brief description  

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and then underneath I add the text, Video Lecture 
which we will use to create the link to the video.  

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Select the text and then press this icon, the Link 
to URL button. Earlier we copied the Google link  

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for our video lecture. If needed, go back to 
your Google Drive folder and copy the link  

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and then paste it in Canvas.

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Once added, click the insert link button then 
scroll down and select the save button. To test  

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your link, go back to the page for this lecture and 
select the link. The video will open in a new page.  

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One final tip. When you have fully uploaded 
a video to Google Drive it will take a few  

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minutes for the video to process. If the video 
has not finished processing in Google Drive  

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then when you click the link in Canvas 
you will get a window similar to this.

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If you wait a few more minutes and 
try again the video should open  

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and you can start watching 
directly within the browser window.  

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We hope this series has helped you with 
creating video lectures for your online courses.  

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If you need assistance with your creative 
project or research please let us know here  

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at the Rowan University Libraries. We're happy 
to help in any way we can. Thanks for watching.