Provision a Folder for All Students to View and Upload

Clicking the Panopto button in your left-hand Canvas course menu 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. You can choose to allow students to upload to your Course Folder or to create additional shared folders to which they can upload.

Note: If you wish to create a video assignment or discussion with submissions viewable in Speedgrader, there are different steps. Please see Create an Assignment for Video Submission or Create a Discussion for Video Submission for more information.

Allowing uploads to a Course Folder

  1. Log in to your Canvas course. Click Panopto in the left-hand course menu. It will open to your Course Folder in Panopto. Click Share Folder at the 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 open 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). It'll provide suggestions. Click the version that begins with the term and ends with Viewers. This group contains all of 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.

  3. Select Can create (meaning they 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.

  4. When you finish, 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.

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 Create to upload their own.

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


Creating additional shared folders

  1. Click Create, 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 open 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). It'll provide suggestions. Click the version that begins with the term and ends with Viewers.

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

  4. 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.

  5. When you’re done, click Save Changes.

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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