The preferred method of receiving media (audio or video) as an assignment in Canvas is to have students embed that content into their submission. To create such an assignment in Canvas:

  • Go to the Assignments tab in your course
  • Add a new assignment
  • Give your assignment a name and allocate points to it
  • As "Submission Type", check the box for "Text Entry"
  • Save your assignment

Students will now be able to submit an assignment by embedding it into a text entry. Refer to the "How do I embed media into a Canvas entry?" FAQ for detailed instructions.