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Upload Videos to Panopto

You can upload videos to Panopto through Canvas or through the Panopto Web Portal (panopto.emerson.edu). These two options are functionally the same; videos uploaded using either method are useable in Canvas.

Upload in Canvas

Upload in the Panopto Web Portal (panopto.emerson.edu)

 


Upload in Canvas

The following steps explain how to upload videos in the Panopto section of Canvas. You can also upload videos directly from the Panopto embedder in any Canvas text editor.

1. Go to your Canvas course and click on Panopto in the lefthand course menu. This will take you to 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 you wish to upload to.

panopto-folders.jpeg

 

Where should I upload?

  • My Folder is your personal Panopto folder, and videos in it are private until you embed them in Canvas or change their sharing settings.

NOTE: If you upload videos to My Folder and then embed them in Canvas, you WON'T need to move the videos when you teach a new version of the course. Embeds are included in content imported from previous Canvas courses.

  • The Course Folder has the same name as your course. Students can access this folder and view its videos by simply clicking the "Panopto" link in the Canvas course's lefthand menu. By default, students CAN view but CANNOT upload or download from this folder. If you wish to allow students to upload videos here, see this guide.

NOTE: If you teach the same course in a later semester and import your previous Canvas content, you'll need to move your videos to the new Course Folder. You can avoid this step by uploading to My Folder instead, as explained above.

  • If you're teaching an online course, please upload to the folder ITG created for you. You can find it inside the greyed-out "Online Courses" folder. It will be called "[course #] - [last name]."

NOTE: If a folder appears but is greyed-out, it means that you don't have access to that folder's contents, but you DO have access to a subfolder within it. Click the arrow to the left of the greyed-out folder to expand it and see folders you have access to.

 

3. Click the purple Create button and select "Upload media.” You will be prompted to upload a video.

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


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

 

Your video is now uploaded to the folder you specified! It will take a few minutes to process before becoming viewable.

If you uploaded to My Folder or a custom folder, you can now embed the video in a Canvas page, assignment, or discussion.

If you uploaded to the Course Folder, you can direct students to click the "Panopto" link in your Canvas course's lefthand menu to access that folder and view its videos.


Upload from the Panopto embedder

You can also upload videos directly from the Panopto embedder. First, click the green Panopto-embed button above any rich text editor in Canvas. It looks like a recycling symbol:

The Panopto-embed button, which looks like a recycling symbol.

Then, in the window that appears, select the folder you wish to upload to (see "Where should I upload?" above) from the dropdown menu. Click the Upload tab, then drag-and-drop your video 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.

Click the purple Insert button at bottom right of the window, and the video will appear in the text editor. Save the page to finish. Your video is now uploaded and embedded! 

 


Upload in the Panopto Web Portal (panopto.emerson.edu)

1. Go to panopto.emerson.edu and log-in with your Emerson account. This will take you to My Folder.

2. Use the "Browse" panel in the lefthand menu to navigate folders. Click on the folder you wish to upload to.

Navigate folders in the Panopto Web Portal.

 

Where should I upload?

  • My Folder is your personal Panopto folder, and videos in it are private until you embed them in Canvas or change their sharing settings.

NOTE: If you upload videos to My Folder and then embed them in Canvas, you WON'T need to move the videos when you teach a new version of the course. Embeds are included in content imported from previous Canvas courses.

  • The Course Folder has the same name as your course. Students can access this folder and view its videos by simply clicking the "Panopto" link in the Canvas course's lefthand menu. By default, students CAN view but CANNOT upload or download from this folder. If you wish to allow students to upload videos here, see this guide.

NOTE: If you teach the same course in a later semester and import your previous Canvas content, you'll need to move your videos to the new Course Folder. You can avoid this step by uploading to My Folder instead, as explained above.

  • If you're teaching an online course, please upload to the folder ITG created for you. You can find it inside the greyed-out "Online Courses" folder. It will be called "[course #] - [last name]."

NOTE: If a folder appears but is greyed-out, it means that you don't have access to that folder's contents, but you DO have access to a subfolder within it. Click the arrow to the left of the greyed-out folder to expand it and see folders you have access to.

 

3. Click the purple Create button and select "Upload media.” You will then be prompted to upload a video.

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

Click the Create button at the top of the Panopto Web Portal to upload.

 

Your video is now uploaded to the folder you specified! It will take a few minutes to process before becoming viewable.

If you uploaded to My Folder or a custom folder, you can now embed the video in a Canvas page, assignment, or discussion.

If you uploaded to the Course Folder, you can direct students to click the "Panopto" link in your Canvas course's lefthand menu to access that folder and view its videos.

 

If you'd like to use the Panopto Course Folder without also using Canvas, let ITG know and we'll help you get set-up. 

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