Canvas assignments, provides several different submission types. One of those submission types is a media recording, which can be used for video and audio submissions.

Canvas provides the opportunity for students to have the option to upload a video or audio file, or use Canvas to record a video or audio file. Depending on the file size and type, will determine what type of submission you want to enable.

The table below provides a comparison of different types of assignments as possible options for media assignment submissions in Canvas.

table displaying assignment types and media submission details

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For the ‘file upload’ assignment type 5GB is the absolute limit on file size upload however 500MB is the recommended limit as larger files may have a higher risk of being disrupted as some networks could time out while uploading. File upload success depends on multiple factors such as internet upload/download speeds, connection stability and the performance of the computer/device.

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