Arc is an asynchronous communication tool that is integrated with Canvas. Arc serves as the video creation tool and repository to house new and existing videos for your courses. At the time of this post, there are no storage limits so you can record, upload, and store as many videos as you please. Arc allows you to create new videos with your webcam, screen capture, or both. You can also upload previously recorded videos you may have stored elsewhere.


One of the best features of Arc is the ability to automatically generate closed-captions for videos. Simply click one button and within a few minutes a transcript of the captions is available for your review. It is not perfect and some minor edits may be needed.

Arc is replacing the university's old media storage MyMedia.

Below you will find resources and tutorials to help you use Arc in your Canvas course.

ARC Resources

What is Arc? 

How do I use Arc through the Course Navigation Menu in Canvas as an instructor?

Adding Video in Arc

How do I record an Arc video with a webcam in Canvas?

How do I record a screen capture video in Canvas?

Editing & Captions in Arc

How do I edit details and tags for Arc media in Canvas as an instructor?

How do I replace an Arc video thumbnail in Canvas?

How do I add captions to Arc media in Canvas?

Embedding Video with Arc

How do I embed Arc media in Canvas?

How do I use Arc through the Rich Content Editor in Canvas?