Provision a Private Folder for You and Specific Students to View and Upload

This guide explains how to create a folder in which only you (the instructor) and one or more specified students can view and upload videos. This is useful if you wish for a student to submit videos only to you, and you wish to provide video responses only to that student.

Note: Videos 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 Submission.

  1. 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:

    A Panopto Course Folder with the Create menu expanded and New Folder indicated.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 videos within this folder. You can add as many students as you'd like:

    A Panopto folder's sharing settings after selecting a student to add as a Creator.

  4. 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 videos 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.

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