Online video platforms allow us to easily share live and recorded video content with others. But how will you know which one is the right one for your content? Which platform meets the accessibility needs for students who get accommodations for disabilities? This page covers the most common online video platforms used by UNCG faculty and supported by the UNCG ITS department. Review what each platform can and can’t do to help match your video content with the appropriate platform for your needs.

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CANVAS STUDIO

Canvas Studio is best for any size group of faculty and students.

Primary Function

Asynchronous video learning and collaborative discussion with its easy video maker, engaging content, and video feedback

Canvas Studio Accessibility Features

  • Keyboard and screen reader accessible
  • Closed captioning option available (live captions unavailable)

Canvas Studio Can be Used for

  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Student Accounts
  • Video Content Management
  • Screen Sharing
  • Record and Playback
  • Canvas Integration
  • Quizzing
  • Flipped Classroom Tool
  • Two-Way Audio & Video

Canvas Studio Cannot be Used for

  • Synchronous Learning
  • Real Time Chat
  • Private Chat
  • Video Conferencing
  • Live Webcast
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Lecture Capture

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is best for any size group of faculty, staff, and students.

Primary Function

Synchronous or asynchronous video learning and collaborative discussion with its easy video maker, engaging content, and video feedback

Microsoft Accessibility Features

  • Keyboard and screen reader accessible
  • Closed and live autogenerated captioning options available
  • CART option for live human generated captions
  • Assign an interpreter and sign language view
  • Transcripts for recorded meetings
  • High contrast mode
  • Adjustable Text Size
  • Accessibility Checker

Microsoft teams Can be Used for

  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Synchronous Learning
  • Video Content Management
  • Screen Sharing
  • Record and Playback
  • Canvas Integration
  • Quizzing
  • Flipped Classroom Tool
  • Breakout Rooms
  • Electronic Hand Raising
  • Smart Search
  • Private chat (1-on-1 or with groups)
  • Student Accounts
  • Live Webcast
  • Lecture Capture
  • Two-Way Audio & Video
  • Video Conferencing

PANOPTO

Panopto is best for any size group of faculty, staff, and students.

Primary Function

Lecture capture software that allows users to include video, audio, screen capture, labs, and slides into a recording

Panopto Accessibility Features

  • Keyboard and screen reader accessible
  • Closed and live captioning options available

Panopto Can be Used For

  • Synchronous Learning
  • Asynchronous Learning
  • Video Content Management
  • Private Chat (limited — chat with instructor only)
  • Screen Sharing
  • Video Conferencing
  • Live Webcast (limited — has a 30 second delay)
  • Record and Playback
  • Lecture Capture
  • Canvas Integration
  • Quizzing
  • Flipped Classroom Tool
  • Smart Search

Panopto Cannot be Used for

  • Student Accounts
  • Real Time Chat
  • Two-Way Audio & video
  • Electronic Hand Raising