EPD - Canvas - How to deliver course files and videos from Box
You can deliver course files and videos to Canvas using Box's Embed Widget, Share Link, and Direct Link features.
- Course files and videos are delivered from a single, centralized access point
- Version control is maintained because there is a single source of content
- Updates made to the content in Box are automatically updated in Canvas
- Using the embed code allows students to view the content directly in Canvas
How to embed course files and videos into Canvas, from Box
1. In Box, go to the course file or video.2. Locate the embed widget for the file or video.
Go to ••• > More Actions > Embed Widget
3. Adjust the size setting of the embed code for the file or video.For Files, set size to Custom. Set Width: 1200 and Height: 900For Videos, set size to Large. Use the default Width: 800 and Height: 550
4. Copy the embed code for the file or video.
5. In Canvas, create a new page in the appropriate content Module.See How do I create a new page in a course? for more detail.
6. Within the new page, switch to HTML Editor mode.
7. Paste the embed code into the editor.8. Save and publish the page.
- Box Share Links are useful for sharing Box folders. For example, adding a link to a folder with all of the Unit/Weekly Readings allows you to 1. Save space in the Canvas Modules layout and 2. Give you flexibility to add articles or other supplemental materials that may prove useful as just-in-time resources throughout the course.How to add Box Share Links to Canvas1. Follow the steps outlined in Box - Creating Shared Links.
- Direct Links are useful for sharing content that will automatically download to the user's computer. For example, if sharing a template or data files that will be used or altered by the user, use a Direct Link.How to add Box Direct Links to Canvas