Canvas Studio Online Video Learning Platform (Formerly ARC)

Studio is the next-generation online video learning platform available within Canvas that unmutes learning by turning one‑way, passive video into inclusive, productive discussion. Studio is available to all MiraCosta College faculty, staff, and students through our Canvas LMS platform. Studio was formerly known as ARC and was re-branded by Instructure May 15, 2019.

Studio is available to faculty and students from the main blue navigation bar in MiraCosta College Canvas.

Studio is also available to faculty only on the navigation menu within a Canvas course to RECORD or ADD video content.

Studio is also available to faculty only on the navigation menu within a Canvas course to RECORD or ADD video content.

Note that when accessing Studio within the Canvas Rich Content Editor, you’ll need to click the More External Tools button (looks like a V) and then select Studio from the List.

When accessing Studio within the Canvas Rich Content Editor, you'll need to click the More External Tools button (looks like a V) and then select Studio from the List.

Helpful Guides

Key Studio utorials/videos to get you started:

To learn more about Studio and Canvas,  View the full set of Studio tutorials


What’s in a Name? Plenty! NameCoach and Building Online Community

MiraCosta College has partnered with NameCoach to help people in our community learn to pronounce your name correctly, from the classroom to graduation. Voice record the pronunciation of your name using the profile level recorder within Canvas. That pronunciation will be visible to instructors, students, and anyone who has access to your courses as a resource to learn how to say your name. Gender pronouns and honorifics are also presented to encourage an inclusive educational environment.

NameCoach Pronunciation Tool from NU Digital Learning on Vimeo.

Recording Your Name in Name Coach within Canvas

  1. Log on to Canvas and click Account on the left menu.
  2. Click Profile
Name Coach Recording in Canvas Step 1 and 2.

3. Click Name Coach Recorder

4. Click ‘Record Name‘ or ‘Edit this recording‘ and follow the onscreen directions. Both buttons will default to the recording directions for first time users.

Reviewing and Editing Your Name Recording

Once you record your name you can review it and/or rerecord it.

  1. Log on to Canvas and click Account on the left menu.
  2. Click Profile
  3. Click Name Coach Recorder
  4. To listen to the recording, click the Arrow Button.
Step 4 Name Coach Reviewing Your Recording

5. To rerecord your name, click the Edit this recording button. Follow the onscreen directions to rerecord.

Step 5 Name Coach Rerecord Your Name.

View your Name Coach Roster and Listen to Student Name Recordings

  1. Enter your Canvas course, click NameCoach on left course menu.
  2. Click on the Arrow button to the right of a student’s name to listen to the student’s name recording.

Submit Handwritten Work to Canvas using Camscanner App and a Phone

CamScanner allows students to use their phone to scan multiple pages of handwritten homework to a PDF to submit to an online course. The app is available for Android, iPhone, and iPad. The basic version is free and should be sufficient for students to scan multiple pages to one file that can be submitted to a Canvas assignment.

Camscanner App Tutorials for Canvas


iPhone (iOS)

Stay Up To Date with Changes Happening within Canvas

Visit the new Upcoming Canvas Changes page within the Canvas Community. This page is updated by Instructure and is the central location for communicating all Canvas’s significant upcoming changes. Canvas recommends you click the Follow button at the top of the document so you will receive all updates as they are made available. You may also want to review the upcoming Canvas Release Notes to find out what is coming soon and when. Check the Canvas System Status Updates for real time updates about existing features within Canvas.

Online Ed News to Know Before You Go Spring 2019

As we wrap-up the Spring 2019 Semester, please take a moment to review these important announcements, updates, and reminders from the Online Education Office.

Instructurecon 2019

This conference focuses on using Canvas to enhance student success by learning about new technologies in education, networking with online educators, and staying current in online education research. The conference is being held at the Long Beach Convention Center, July 9-11. If you are interested in attending, the Online Ed Office will be able to provide up to $250 for travel funds (this means you will have to find additional funding sources). For more information, visit Instructurecon 2019

Faculty Online Professional Development Survey – from MOE

Please take a moment to complete this brief survey developed by the MiraCosta Online Educators Committee. This survey will help us develop workshops and other professional development opportunities for Fall Flex Week and throughout the Fall Semester. We appreciate your participation.

Online Teaching Needs Assessment Survey

Arc – Moving Forward

We are going to continue our subscription with the Arc video management system in Canvas. If you want to learn more about this tool, please watch our Arc Demonstration for MiraCosta College.

Brand New!!! – Student Support Hub in Canvas

We are excited to introduce our new Student Support Hub in Canvas! This space provides a variety of online services to our students. All MiraCosta students are auto-enrolled in the Hub, and it appears on their Canvas Dashboard. Faculty can access the Hub using the universal toolbar on the left-side of Canvas. Please promote this service in your summer and/or fall classes!

The Student Support HUB

Canvas End-of-Term Reminders

After June 2nd, Canvas classes go into read-only mode for you and your students. There are some important things you should consider before that date! Please review our Canvas end-of-term guide.

Zero- and Low-Textbook Cost for Summer and/or Fall Classes

If you are teaching any summer and/or fall classes that have course material costs of $0 (zero) or under $40 (low), please be sure to designate those classes as such in SURF. This enables your class to receive a special denotation in SURF and also to be listed on the ZTC/LTC page. See directions here.

Online and Hybrid Class Information Reminder

If you are teaching an online or hybrid class this summer and/or fall, please make sure your class description is up to date on the Online Class Schedule page. Students use the information on this page to get details about your class, such as your expectations for success, and how they should get started. See detailed instructions on how to provide detailed class information there.

Faculty Professional Learning Opportunities

@ONE Online Teaching Classes

@ONE offers an incredible array of online teaching classes ranging from general introductory and intermediate courses about online education, to more focused learning experiences related to topics such as culturally responsive teaching, accessibility, assessment, and much more – check out the catalog.

CVC-OEI Course Academy

If you teach a fully online C-ID approved course, you are eligible to receive support from the Online Education Initiative in preparation for possibly offering the class on the Course Exchange. Learn more about the Course Design Academy.

Finally, I Bid You Farewell…and Greetings!

My interim role as Faculty Director of Online Education will conclude at the end of June, and Jim Julius will be back in the saddle. While I am proud of the work and accomplishments of the Online Ed Office this semester, I look forward to returning to the classroom AND working with you all to build an awesome Teaching and Learning Center (C3) in my new role as Joyful Teacher in Residence.

Have a rad summer (I remember people signing yearbooks with messages like this one)

Sean Davis

Sean Davis
Peace.Love.Unity.Justice for All.
my pronouns: he, him, his
Faculty Director of Online Education (Interim – Spring 2019)
Sociology Department

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