Video Annotation Tool for Canvas

Arc is a video platform powered by Canvas that gives you a private video channel for use in your Canvas courses. Arc videos can be discussed and analyzed with comments made directly into the video.

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To add Arc to any Canvas course, please visit its page on the Northwestern Learning App Store.


Here is an example of an annotated video embedded into a Canvas course. 

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Key Features & Benefits 

Arc is an online video platform that lets students and instructors engage with video content by commenting directly on the video timeline (in real time). Students can learn from each other’s insights as well as from the instructor's direction and feedback.

Arc's asset management automatically organizes your videos, so students and instructors alike can find the content they need easily. Its analytics allow instructors and administrators to quickly and easily analyze which videos students are watching, how long they are watching, and when they stop watching. This information allows instructors to optimize videos to communicate critical information more effectively and monitor student behavior.