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.  

To use videos from 3C Media in Canvas, you will need to:


Create An Account

Faculty first need to create a free 3C Media account.

You MUST use your Butte College email address when registering.

Register for a 3C Media account >>

You will receive email confirmation, and a link to create an account password.



Upload Videos

Go to 3C Media and log in to your account

3C Media log in


Click My Account

3C Media > My Account link


Request upload access (one time only)

The first time you access your Media library, you will be prompted to request upload access.

3C Media request upload access

* After the initial request for upload permission, there will be a short delay while your account is verified by 3C Media.


Click Media

3C Media > Media link


Click Add / Upload Media

3C Media - Upload Media


Select “Upload a video” from the options:

3C Media - select media type

    • Upload a video to 3C Media Solutions allows you to upload your own video files, manage them, and embed them into Canvas.
    • A video already on YouTube allows you to link a YouTube video to be managed from within 3C Media, but cannot be captioned.


Request Captioning

Captioning is a vital part of using video in Canvas, and is required by law.  Video hosted on 3C Media can easily be captioned by request.  After uploading a video, be sure to request that it be captioned.

In the My Media library, click the title of the video.

3C Media request captioning

Scroll down and click Submit this Media for Captioning

3C Media captioning request

Complete the captioning request form, as required.

It may take several days for the captioning to be complete.  However, the video is ready to be used in Canvas immediately.


Place Videos In Canvas


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


Navigate your 3C Media Library and find the video to embed.

Click the Insert button to the right of the video title.

3C Media - toolbar popup


The video will be placed in the content editor in the cursor location.

3C Media embed example


Get Help

Check out the 3C Media Quick Guides

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

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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