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New Features in Canvas 2/16/2013

New Features in Canvas 2/16/2013

If you are worried about accessibility issues, in particular for visually impaired students, you will be thrilled to hear that you can now create captioning for videos inside Canvas.

Next time you upload a video or create one, notice the Upload subtitle option.  You will need to record or upload your video first and wait for the conversion to finish.  My suggestion:  definitely watch the video.

Related to accessibility is the new capability of no longer using flash for most videos -- this will allow the videos to play on any iOS devices, like ipads or iphones.

For more updates, go to http://help.instructure.com/entries/21610750-02-16-13-Production-Release-Notes-Featuring-Closed-Captioning-and-HTML5-in-Kaltura

 

Content release date: Friday, February 15, 2013