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Embed a Panopto Video in Canvas

NOTE: This guide assumes you've already uploaded a video to Panopto. If you haven't, please read this guide to uploading first.

Follow these steps to embed a Panopto video in a Canvas announcement, page, assignment, or discussion.

When you embed a Panopto video in Canvas using the Panopto-embed button (The Panopto-embed button, which looks like a recycling symbol.) above any text editor, all members of that course can view the video!

This ONLY works if you embed using the button above the text editor; it will NOT work if you use the embed code found in a video's sharing settings.


1. In Canvas, navigate to the announcement, page, assignment, or discussion in which you wish to embed the video. This works anywhere you have a text editor in Canvas. While creating or editing your content, click the green Panopto button above the text editor:

The Panopto button for embedding video into the Canvas editor.


2. In the window that opens, select My Folder (or whatever folder you’ve uploaded to) from the folder dropdown menu.

Selecting My Folder within the embed view.


3. Select Choose, click the video you wish to embed, then click the purple Insert button at bottom right.

Choose a video and insert it into the editor.

4. Your video will appear where your cursor was positioned inside the text editor. Save the Canvas page when you’re done editing. 

Your embedded video should appear where you placed it on the page.

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