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Instructors: Upload Videos to Panopto

1. Go to your Canvas course and click on Panopto. That will create the user group for your course, and also take you to your course folder. OR, you can go to panopto.emerson.edu, which will take you directly to My Folder.

Click the Panopto button in Canvas.


2. Click the title of the folder (if in Canvas, your course’s name) to the right of the grey folder icon. You will be offered a dropdown menu of folders to which you have access. Click the folder of your choice.

NOTE: By default, students can view videos in the Course Folder, reached by clicking the Panopto button in Canvas, but not My Folder (unless you share the video with them).


Next, click on the purple Create button and select "Upload media.” You will then be prompted to upload a video. All videos uploaded to Panopto have to be compressed for streaming (H.264/MP4).

Click the Upload Media button.

3. To share your video with your students:

  • Click on the settings of the video you want to share with your students.
  • Click on “Share” tab on the top left.
  • Under “Invite People,” search for the course name preceded by the current term and select [course name]:viewers. Viewers are students.
    An image of the options generated under Invite People.
  • Check off the box “Notify people via email” if you don't want Panopto to send all your students an email.
  • Click the “Save changes” button.


4. If you wish, you may now embed the video in Canvas.

  • In your Canvas course, go to text editor of any assignment/discussion/page.
  • Click on the green “Panopto” icon.
    An image of the Panopto embed button in the editor.
  • Use the dropdown menu to select the folder to which you uploaded your video. You can either “Choose” video from your folder, or "Upload" new video, or “Record” video/audio .
    The upload and insert window.
  • After “choose/upload/record”, click on “Insert” button on the lower right.
  • Save the Assignment/Discussion/Page along with other settings.

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