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What is Arc?

Arc is the next-generation online video learning platform that unmutes learning by turning one‑way, passive video into inclusive, productive discussion.

Arc is a communication tool that allows instructors and students to actively collaborate through video and audio media.

Arc unmutes learning with interactive video

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What are the benefits of Arc?

ENGAGES STUDENTS AND INSTRUCTORS – Arc’s interface actually lets learners and instructors engage with video content by commenting directly on the video timeline (in real time). Learners can learn from each other’s insights as well as from the instructor’s direction and feedback.

PROVIDES INSIGHTFUL ANALYTICS – Arc’s analytics allow instructors and administrators to quickly and easily analyze which videos people are watching, how long they are watching, and when they stop watching.

STAVES OFF YAWNS & INDIFFERENCE – Arc’s two-way video engages, turning content into conversation, like never before. It’s video as a discussion, not a statement. It’s 21st century learning for 21st century learners.

NO IMPACT ON COURSE STORAGE – Video and audio uploaded to Arc will not count against your Canvas course storage limit.

How do I access Arc?

Arc integrates with Canvas and allows instructors to seamlessly create media interaction and active learning experiences into the classroom. Users can access Arc by clicking the Arc icon in the Global Navigation Menu or through the Rich Content Editor.

What file formats does Arc support?

Arc supports H.264 video playback.

Arc will accept the following video files for playback:

  • flv – Flash Video
  • asf – Windows Media
  • qt – Apple QuickTime
  • mov – Apple QuickTime
  • mpg – Digital Video Format
  • mpeg – Digital Video Format
  • avi – Digital Video Format
  • m4v – Digital Video Format
  • wmv – Windows Media
  • mp4 – Digital Video Format
  • 3gp – Multimedia Mobile Format

Arc will accept the following audio files for playback:

  • mp3 – Digital Audio Format
  • wma – Windows Media Audio
  • wav – Waveform Audio File Format

Additional Resources

Register for “Getting Started with Arc”

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