Use 3C Media In Canvas

3C Media Solutions3C Media Solutions provides a free video hosting/streaming/captioning service, available to all faculty and staff of the California Community Colleges System.  

Some highlights of the service include:

  • personal account for uploading and storing media
  • embed media in Canvas or other pages
  • ability to share media privately or publicly
  • request video captioning in a few simple steps
  • and much more!

Get Started: Create A 3C Media Account

Before using 3C Media, instructors will need to create a free account

The first time you access the 3C Media tool (see below), you will be prompted to create a new account.  *Be sure to use your Butte College email address when registering.

1. Enable the 3C Media tool in a Canvas course

The 3C Media tool is enabled by the instructor on a per-course basis by adding it to the course menu.

2. Access (or create) your 3C Media account

  • click the 3C Media course menu item
    3C Media course menu item

    The first time you access the 3C Media tool, you will be prompted to create a new account.  *Be sure to use your Butte College email address when registering.

3. Review the Guide To Using 3C Media In Canvas (PDF)

This guide provides instructions for using the many features found in the 3C Media tool within Canvas, including how to:

  • create an account
  • upload media
  • link to YouTube media
  • manage your media library
  • request video captioning

IMPORTANT: The 3C Media course menu item is ONLY used for uploading and managing your media library.  Disable it when not needed, to prevent student confusion.


Instructure-Canvas-LogoAdding Video To Canvas Course Content

Once you have a 3C Media account, your content can be accessed from the content editor anywhere within Canvas.

Use the 3C Media toolbar icon from the content editor to embed media

3C Media toolbar icon

Refer to the Guide To Using 3C Media In Canvas for detailed instructions.


You can also upload and manage your 3C Media content on


Contact TMI with questions, or to learn more about how to utilize 3C Media in your Canvas course. 

2 Responses to “Use 3C Media In Canvas”

  1. Mike Matiasek says:

    I wish that the 3C media solutions site had some basic editing options once a video is hosted there. Sometimes we need to make small edits to a video and rather then re-recording the whole video it is nice to make small edits on the fly like YouTube allows. Have you heard whether trimming or annotations will be coming to 3C media solutions in the future? Thanks!

    • Chris Palmarini (TMI) says:

      Hi Mike,
      I’m not aware of any plans to include editing functionality in 3C Media, but that would be a good question for their Support team (, and would be a super feature! In the meantime, you may want to try using Camtasia for basic video editing. Also, I believe the YouTube editing feature was recently retired.

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