How to Upload and Embed Panopto Videos into Canvas

Description:

Bowdoin uses a media hosting platform called Panopto where instructors can store multimedia files. Panopto is integrated with Canvas, making it easier to upload and embed multimedia content stored in Panopto directly to your Canvas course site. 

Uploading and Embedding Videos in Canvas 

 

Step 1: Upload Content to Panopto 

  1. Navigate to panopto.bowdoin.edu. 

  2. If prompted, sign-in with your Bowdoin username and password. 

  3. From the top of the Panopto web page click on the Create button.
  4. From the menu of options select Upload Media.
  5. In the top of the next window use the Add files to drop down menu to navigate to where you would like you video to be stored.
  6. Click on the Choose video or audio files image.
  7. Locate the video or audio file on your computer and click on the Upload button.
  8. 
The web page will display a green check mark and a message saying Upload complete. You can close this window now when your file has finished uploading.

 

Step 2: Embedding Content in Canvas 

  1. Panopto content can be embedded in Canvas anywhere the Rich Content Editor is available.
  2. This could be a Canvas Page, Discussion, Assignment, Quiz, Announcement or Syllabus.
  3. For embedding in a Canvas Page, first create a new Page.
  4. Give the Page a title
  5. In the Rich Content Editor tool bar select the Panopto icon.Rich Content Editor - Panopto icon
  6. Use the drop down menu at the top of the Panopto screen to locate your desired video.
  7. Check the button next to the video and then click on the Insert button at the bottom right of the page.
  8. The embedded video will appear in the Rich Content Editor and will be viewable to students who access the Page.

 

 

Step 3: Alternative Method to Upload Videos to Canvas 

  1. The Panopto-Canvas integration also allows you to add videos to your Panopto account directly through Canvas. 

  2. Click on the Panopto link in the left hand course menu (If you don't see the Panopto link in your left hand course menu you can enabled it within the Navigation section of the course Settings).
  3. From the top of the Panopto window  click on the Create button.
  4. From the menu of options select Upload Media.
  5. In the top of the next window use the Add files to drop down menu to navigate to where you would like you video to be stored.
  6. Click on the Choose video or audio files image.
  7. Locate the video or audio file on your computer and click on the Upload button.
  8. 
The web page will display a green check mark and a message saying Upload complete. You can close this window now when your file has finished uploading.
Note: If you do not see the Ensemble Video option in the Build Content drop-down menu, it means you need to enable Ensemble in Blackboard. 


Strategies for Using Videos in Canvas 

  • Ensure that videos are accessible by providing captioning and transcripts. Panopto will automatically generate captions for your videos, and you can edit them to be sure the speech recognition technology has properly captioned your content. 

  • Panopto enables you to create short clips from existing videos. Consider using clips of long presentations or lectures to present ideas related to your course in quick and engaging ways.  

  • Videos are a great way to model complex processes for your students or to work through difficult concepts or problems. 

     

Details

Article ID: 115834
Created
Tue 9/8/20 5:22 PM
Modified
Wed 6/1/22 6:43 AM