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What is Harmonize?

Harmonize is a discussion tool add-on for Canvas that allows students to communicate, interact and engage more easily with one another. Harmonize supports media-rich discussions than standard Canvas Discussions by allowing you and your students to:

  • Upload multiple files directly within posts and easily record audio and video comments. 
  • Annotate images and video to provide feedback. 
  • View a single student's responses across a post for easier grading.

See these release notes for information about new Harmonize features. 

Using Harmonize

Harmonize is available in your Canvas course as an "external tool", which can be used in an assignment. The tutorials below will help instructors get started with Harmonize.


Instructors can find the complete list of Harmonize online support guides here.

Harmonize provides support to all Brown users, so you may email  for questions related to Harmonize functionality.

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