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Overview



Panopto recordings and webcasts automatically publish to the associated Canvas course, and can also be embedded directly into a Canvas page by an instructor.  Once a student or faculty member logs into Canvas, they’ll automatically login to Panopto as well. And with rolling synchronization, Panopto always references your current class lists to understand which students have access to each class.


If you choose a different folder from the one the Canvas/Panopto integration has automatically created for you in Panopto (browse → Canvas → Your course Number and Name), make sure you change your sharing settings on the folder to include your students, otherwise, you will receive many email requests from students to view your videos.

Why do we need to connect Panopto to Canvas?

Integrating Panopto with Canvas makes the technology transparent where students can just click a link or download a video podcast to watch later, independent of where they are or what device they are on.

Other reasons include:

  • Students can easily watch videos and record assessments.

  • Easy provision and publish course video content.

  • Help students study smarter.

  • Record, upload and manage video content.

  • Canvas Gradebook integration.

  • Single sign-on with rolling sync.

Enable Panopto in Canvas

  • Navigate to your course settings in your Canvas course.

  • Locate Panopto video in the list 

  • Click on the three dots, drag item to enable it for students.
  • Click Save

Enable Panopto Video access in Course Option

Embed a Video into Canvas

Panopto videos can be embedded into Pages, Assignments, Discussions and Quizzes.  You can either embed an existing video, upload a new video, or record a video at this time.

  1. Navigate to the place where you want to embed a Panopto Video.
  2. Press Edit.
  3. Locate the blue "V" icon next to the YouTube Icon in the Toolbar.  Click Panopto from the drop-down menu.
  4. A new page will load that will allow you to select what you would like to do. 
    1. To embed an existing recording make sure you're on the Choose menu, browse through your folders and select the video (checkmark), then select the Insert Videos button.
    2. To upload an existing file, choose the Upload menu → drag and drop your video file or click the square to open your computer's file system to locate the vide you want to upload.  Then select the Insert Videos button.
    3. To record a new video, select the Record menu button → provide a title for your recording and press the record button.  Your desktop software will launch and you'll be able to complete the recoding.  Click the Insert Videos button to complete the process.



Panopto Icon to select video input


select desired panopto video


Add a link to a Module

  1. Create a Module Group, within the Module Group, press the "+" button.
  2. A new window will open, in the Type drop-down menu, select External Tool.
  3. Choose Panopto from the list of tools.
  4. Some additional fields will appear, do not modify the link, but do change the name of the module item from "Panopto" to something else.
    1. Example: "Video of XXXXX (13:43)"
  5. Press Save.
  6. Click the newly created link to choose the video that will be linked
  7. Locate the video in Panopto that you want to use
    1. To embed an existing recording make sure you're on the Choose menu, browse through your folders and select the video (checkmark), then select the Insert Videos button.
    2. To upload an existing file, choose the Upload menu → drag and drop your video file or click the square to open your computer's file system to locate the vide you want to upload.  Then select the Insert Videos button.
    3. To record a new video, select the Record menu button → provide a title for your recording and press the record button.  Your desktop software will launch and you'll be able to complete the recoding.  Click the Insert Videos button to complete the process.
  8. Publish the newly created link by clicking the circle with a slash icon directly to the right of your new link.



External Tool drop down menu


Select video from choose menu


Add Panopto to the Course Navigation 

You can also optionally add Panopto as a menu navigation option in your course.  This would allow students to view all videos and folders associated with the course. 

Follow the steps below to enable this menu item:

  1. Log into Canvas and navigate to the course you want to change.
  2. Select Settings → Navigation (menu across the top).
  3. Locate Panopto in the list of disabled menu items. 
    1. Drag and drop this item to where you want it to be in among the enabled menu items
    2. Select the three vertical dots to the right of Panopto's name → Select enable.  Then drag and drop the menu item to your preferred location.
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the page.