Upload Videos to Panopto

You can upload videos to Panopto through Canvas (canvas.emerson.edu) or through the Panopto Web Portal (panopto.emerson.edu). These two options are functionally the same. You may embed videos in Canvas regardless of which option you used to upload.

NOTE: All videos uploaded to Panopto need to be compressed for streaming (H.264/MP4).

Where Should You Upload Your Video?

Before you begin (and after compressing your video if needed), you must decide where you will upload your video.

My Folder Course Folder "Teaching Online"

My Folder


This is your personal Panopto folder, and the videos in it remain private until you embed them in Canvas or change their sharing settings. If you're unsure where to upload, we recommend My Folder because your videos will stay private until you choose to embed or share them. Also, if you upload videos to My Folder and then embed them in Canvas, you won't need to manually move the videos when you teach a new version of the course. Embedded videos are included in content imported from previous Canvas courses.

You can also choose to upload videos via Canvas or via the Panopto Web Portal. Choose whichever method is most convenient for you:


Upload in Canvas

The following steps explain how to upload videos in the Panopto section of Canvas. (Alternatively, you may also use the Panopto Embed button above any Canvas text-entry box to upload videos.)

  1. Go to your Canvas course and click on Panopto in the left-hand course menu. This will open your Course Folder.

    Find the Panopto link at the bottom of the lefthand Canvas course menu.

  2. Click the title of the folder to the right of the grey folder icon (it will be your course's name). This reveals a dropdown menu of folders to which you have access. Click on the folder to which you want to upload (see "Where Should You Upload Your Video?" for assistance).

    The Panopto folder dropdown menu in Canvas.

  3. Click Create and select Upload media. It will prompt you to upload a video.

    Click the Create button at the top of the Panopto section to upload.

You completed uploading your video to the folder you specified! It will take a few minutes to process before becoming viewable.


Upload With the Panopto Embed Button

You may also upload videos in Canvas directly from the Panopto Embed button.

  1. In Canvas, click Panopto Embed (panopto button: The Panopto-embed button, which looks like a recycling symbol.) above any text-entry box.

    The new RCE in Canvas, with the Panopto embed button above the text field indicated.

  2. In the window that appears, select the folder to which you wish to upload (see "Where Should You Upload Your Video?" above) from the dropdown menu. Click the Upload tab, then drag-and-drop your video file from your computer into the window, or click Choose video or audio files to browse your computer's files.

    You can upload and record from the embed interface.

  3. Click Insert at the bottom right of the window, and the video will appear in the text-entry box. Save the page to finish. You finished uploading and embedding your video! All students will automatically have permission to view it by going to the Canvas page you put it on.


Upload in the Panopto Web Portal

  1. Go to Panopto and log in with your Emerson account. This will open to My Folder.
  2. If you want to upload to My Folder (which we recommend), move on to step 3. If you want to upload to a different folder, click Browse in the lefthand menu to navigate folders. Click on the folder to which you'd like to upload (see "Where Should You Upload Your Video?" for assistance).

    The Browse panel in the Panopto Web Portal.

  3. Click Create and select Upload media. It will prompt you to upload a video.

    The Panopto Web Portal, with indicators pointing to the Create button and the Upload media option in its dropdown menu.

 

You completed uploading your video to the folder you specified! It will take a few minutes to process before becoming viewable.

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