Uploading an .mp4 File (Zoom, BlueJeans, etc.) to a Canvas or Blackboard Course Media Gallery


  • Canvas or Blackboard
  • MiVideo/Media Gallery
  • Zoom, BlueJeans, or other service used to create a .mp4 file


  • How do I share my local Zoom recording file with my students in Canvas or Blackboard?
  • How do I share my BlueJeans recording file with my students in Canvas or Blackboard?
  • How do I share a .mp4 file with my students in Canvas or Blackboard?


  1. Navigate to Media Gallery in your Canvas or Blackboard course
    Note: Media Gallery is a MiVideo service integrated with your Canvas or Blackboard course; if you do not see it, navigate to Settings>Navigation and enable it. Be sure to click Save.
  2. Click Add New
  3. Click Media Upload
  4. Upload the .mp4 file
    • Zoom Local Recordings: usually found in Documents > Zoom
    • Zoom Cloud Recordings: download from Zoom cloud (More > Download), then find in your downloads folder
    • BlueJeans Recordings: download from BlueJeans, then find in your downloads folder
  5. Complete the fields as desired
  6. Save
    Note: Depending on recording quality settings, videos can take as much as 10-15 times the duration of the recording to be appear in your course
  7. Recommended: order captions once your video is done uploading
    Note: caption files from Zoom cannot be uploaded in Media Gallery; the recommended process is to request new captions in Media Gallery

Additional Information

Video demo of downloading from BlueJeans and uploading in Canvas
Note: this video demonstrates downloading a BlueJeans recording and adding it to Canvas, but the steps of uploading in Canvas are the same for Blackboard, and the same regardless of the source of the .mp4 file.


Article ID: 3324
Thu 8/6/20 4:58 PM
Fri 8/14/20 1:23 PM