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Provision a Folder for Student Uploads and Viewing

Clicking the Panopto button in your course takes you to the course folder, which has the same name as your course. This is a temporary folder meant for use only during the current course (as opposed to My Folder, which is permanent).

By default, the course folder allows students to view videos, but only allows the instructor to upload. To allow students to upload to your course folder, follow these steps.

If you'd rather create a new folder for student uploads, see the section titled To create additional shared folders at the end of this guide.

Note: If you wish to create a video assignment or discussion with submissions viewable in Speedgrader, there are additional steps. Please see Faculty Guide: How to Create Assignments or Discussions in Canvas for Video Submission.

 

1. Log-in to your Canvas course. Click the Panopto button in the lefthand course menu. You will be taken to your course folder in Panopto. Click the Share Folder button at top right, which looks like two figures.

The Share button for a Panopto folder is at top right of that folder's interface. 

2. This will take you to the course folder's sharing settings. "Who has access" should already be set to "Specific People." Under “Invite people,” start typing your COURSE NUMBER (i.e. JR-216-01). You'll be given suggestions. Click the version that begins with the term and ends with “Viewers.” This group contains all your course's students.

The Invite people box generates suggestions; you can choose your whole class, designated by the course number and the term Viewers.

 

Select "Can create" (meaning "can upload") from the dropdown menu below the text entry box. Decide whether or not to “Notify people via email” using the checkbox.

Use the dropdown to give Viewers permission to Create, and uncheck the notification box.

 

When you’re done, click Save Changes. This gives your students ("viewers") permission to upload ("create") to this folder.

 

This is what the sharing settings should look like in a folder students can view and upload to:

The sharing settings for a folder students can view and upload to: the course's Creators and Viewers have permission to Create within the folder.

 

3. Students can click Panopto in their Canvas course menu to be taken directly to this folder. Students can also access this folder using the link at the top of the folder's sharing settings.

In the shared folder, students can freely view each other's videos and click the purple Create button to upload their own.

You can repeat this process for each of your Canvas courses.

 

To create additional shared folders:

1. Click the purple Create button, then click New Folder. Follow the prompts to name it and choose a parent folder (the folder containing this folder). Uncheck the box labeled "Inherit permissions from the parent folder." Then click Create Folder.

Find the New Folder link under the Create button.

 

2. This will take you to the new folder's sharing settings. Make sure "Who has access" is set to "Specific People." Under “Invite people,” start typing your COURSE NUMBER (i.e. JR-216-01). You'll be given suggestions. Click the version that begins with the term and ends with “Viewers.”

Select "Can create" from the dropdown menu below the text entry box. Decide whether or not to “Notify people via email” using the checkbox.

3. If you have TAs or other "Creators" who need access to the folder, repeat the previous step and add the version of the course that ends with "Creators."

When you’re done, click Save Changes.

4. You can now direct your students to click Panopto in their Canvas course menu and navigate to the folder you just made. Students can also access this folder using the link at the top of the folder's sharing settings.

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