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
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.
This will open the Course Folder's sharing settings. "Who can access this folder" will by default be set to "Only specific people and groups." In the "Add people and groups" field, start typing your COURSE NUMBER (i.e., JR-216-01). Suggestions will appear. Click the version that begins with the correct term and ends with Viewers (you may need to hover your mouse over it for a few seconds to see the full name). This "Viewers" group contains all of your course's students. In the dropdown menu to the right of the "Add people and groups" field, select Creator, which allows uploading. Decide whether or not to “Notify people” using the checkbox:
When you finish adding your Viewers group, click Save. This gives your students ("viewers") permission to upload ("create") in this folder.
Students can click Panopto in the Canvas course menu to be taken directly to this folder. Students can also access this folder using the link provided in the folder's sharing settings, but they must click Panopto in your course as a one-time step before they can do so.
In the shared folder, students can freely view each other's videos and click Create to upload their own.
Creating additional shared folders
Create an additional shared folder for all students to upload
To create one or more shared subfolders within your Course Folder: in the Course Folder, click Create, then click New Folder:
Follow the prompts to name the new folder and choose a parent folder (the folder containing this folder). If you have not allowed students to upload to your Course Folder, then uncheck the box labeled "Inherit permissions from the parent folder." If you have (using the steps above), leave the "Inherit permissions" box checked. Then click Create Folder.
The new folder's sharing settings will open. If you unchecked the "Inherit permissions" box in the last step, then start at step 2 in the above section to add your students to the new folder as creators.
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, but they must click Panopto in your course as a one-time step before they can do so.
Create additional private folders for specific students to upload
Provisioning a private folder is useful if you wish for a student to submit only to you, and you wish to provide audio or video responses only to that student.
Note: Submissions uploaded in this way will not associate with graded Canvas assignments. If you wish to create a gradable video assignment for private submission, please see our guide to Create an Assignment in Canvas for Video/Audio Submission.
Access your Canvas course. Click Panopto in the lefthand course menu. This takes you to your Course Folder (it has the same title as your course). Click Create near the top of the screen. Then click New Folder:
In the form that appears, enter a name for the new folder. Next, uncheck the box next to "Inherit permissions from the parent folder." When you're done, click Create Folder.
This brings up the new folder's sharing settings. In the "Add people and groups" field, start typing the student's name. The field will auto-suggest names; click the correct one. In the dropdown menu to the right of this field, select "Creator." This gives the student permission to upload to and view video/audio within this folder. You can add as many students as you'd like:
When you're done, click Save. The student(s) with whom you shared the folder can find it by going to the Panopto section of Canvas and navigating to the folder.
OR, You can also share the folder's link with your student(s). This link appears at the bottom of the sharing settings window; click Copy Link to copy it. Anyone added to the folder can access it directly using this link.
That's it! You and your designated student(s) can now upload and view video/audio privately from the rest of the class in this folder.
You can create as many such folders as you'd like, so it's possible to create one for each of your students.