Using the Canvas Plugin


The Ensemble Video Chooser tool makes uploading, recording, and adding video to Canvas easy for educators who want to use video as part of their course. The Ensemble Video Chooser tool simplifies life for everyone on campus because all the media is stored and streamed from Ensemble Video, so file size restrictions and encoding issues are no longer an issue.

Launch the Ensemble Video Chooser from the page you wish to put a video or playlist on.


In the new window, select either the Choose Media or Choose Playlist tab. Find the video or playlist you wish to add, then press the green plus button.


Next, you will have two options:

  • Video Link: Thumbnail is clicked and opens in a new window, tracks individual viewers. Use this setup for quizzes.
  • Video Player: Video is directly embedded into the page, does not track individual viewers

Pick which best suits your needs.


Video Link will post a Thumbnail image which, when clicked, will open in a new tab. You will be able to see the identity of student viewers.



Video Player will embed the video into the page and can be viewed just by clicking and loading it. This does not track student viewers.


Playlists, dropboxes, and quizzes can be inserted the same way for easy access.

Once everything is set up, just publish the page and it will be available to use.

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