Turn on Warpwire for your course in Canvas

If you don't see the Warpwire link in the left side navigation menu, you may need to turn on Warpwire for your course. Only admins are able to turn on Warpwire.

  1. Click "Settings" at the bottom of the left side navigation menu for your course.
  2. Next, click the "Apps" tab. The list of external apps should include Warpwire. If Warpwire is not installed, contact your institution's Canvas team.
Replace Me


Troubleshooting Guide

If you are unable to view the Warpwire link within course, it may be hidden or disabled.


  1. First, navigate to the course. Then, click Settings.
Navigate to the course settings in Canvas


  1. Scroll down to Warpwire and click the three-dots button. Select "Enable". Then click "Save".
Enable Warpwire in the Canvas course

  1. You should now see "Warpwire" listed as one of the options on the left side menu. Note: Your institution may call the Warpwire tool by a different name.
  2. Clicking on "Warpwire" will take you to the course's Warpwire Media Library.
Click the course video link to go to the Warpwire Media Library in Canvas


  1. Another way to access the Warpwire tool is by opening any page that has a text editor and clicking on the "W" icon.
Click the Warpwire icon to go to the course Media Library

Either of these methods will create the underlying Warpwire Media Library for your course.

See also: Capture and Insert Media, Upload and Insert Media.

Was this article helpful?

That’s Great!

Thank you for your feedback

Sorry! We couldn't be helpful

Thank you for your feedback

Let us know how can we improve this article!

Select at least one of the reasons
CAPTCHA verification is required.

Feedback sent

We appreciate your effort and will try to fix the article