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Comparison of Digital Media Tools

Modified on: Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 12:19 PM

There are a number of tools within Canvas that can be used to store and display various multimedia. Use the information below to decide which one is best for your needs.

  • Records computer screen, audio and other video sources
  • Student can playback on computer or mobile device

  • Conduct a class session online
  • Conduct a class session with students online and in a classroom
  • Conduct an online review session
  • Group collaboration

  • Manages audio and video and provides playback within Canvas
  • Instructors and students  can record (camera only, not desktop) and share video & audio
  • Kaltura content can be embedded in a Module Page, Discussion Board, a test question, or students can upload into an assignment.  


  • Create interactive mini lectures
  • Create a discussion around a specific piece of content
  • Records audio and/or video in small clips
  • Great for group discussion

Detailed Feature Comparison

Kaltura Tegrity Zoom VoiceThread
Integrated with Canvas Y Y Y Y
Synchronous (live) N N Y N
Record Computer Screen N Y Y N
Record Audio Y Y Y Y
Record Video from Webcam Y Y Y Y
Student Content Y Y Y Y
Upload HD Video Y N N Y
Upload Video (from DVD, etc) Y N N N
Export to mp3 or mp4 Y Y Y Y
Share Content with Public Y Y Y Y
Edit Content Limited Y, limited N Y
Share on Multiple Canvas Courses Y Y Y Y
In-video Quizzing Y N N N

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