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Purpose: Canvas allows online videos from streaming websites to play in its content page without requiring a student to navigate outside the course. Instructors can add as many videos on one Canvas page or Rich Content Editor for students to view. The following Quick Tip will show share link and embed options for online videos.

**Make sure share settings on a video taken from a private account are enabled for users with the link to access it**

Purpose: Zoom meetings can be recorded then saved to the host’s desktop computer, locally. Participants may even record and save meetings if the host permits it. Saved meetings will create a video file, or MP4, that is playable on the desktop’s media player application. In addition, recordings will have other formats that can be used as needed such as an audio-only M4A and a transcription of the audio in a TXT format. Some meetings may also have a saved TXT file of the chatroom history included.

Purpose: Zoom conferencing allows hosts to split a meeting room of participants into smaller private spaces called Breakout Rooms. Once the feature has been enabled, hosts may create breakout rooms during an active meeting, or they may pre-create, or “pre-assign” rooms as the meeting is being scheduled. Pre-assigning breakout rooms must be done online through the asu.zoom.us website. Hosts may also assign participants to designated rooms prior so they populate when the meeting has begun.

Purpose: Google Drive is a cloud-based file storage system available for all ASU faculty, staff, and students. It is integrated into ASU Canvas so files can be easily added to any Rich Content Editor by instructors or course designers. Files can be linked or embedded into a Canvas Page (or any Rich Content Editor) for students to view. Google Documents can even be edited within the Canvas Page or Google Drive to make updates without the need for reuploading a new version.

Purpose: Although instructors and TAs will see the full gradebook in the “Grades” section of Canvas, they can also view an individual student’s Grades page like the student does. This can be used when showing and discussing grades to a specific student and to check that they are viewing grades appropriately.