Panopto

Support with using Panopto for Instructional Videos

Panopto provides instructors and students with simple and easy-to-use tools to record, edit, manage and distribute video content. It can be used for instructional videos, student video assignment submissions, and much more. Recordings are viewable by eligible users on most Web browsers and mobile devices.

The following four steps listed below are the quickest way to get instructional videos to your students.

The first step in using Panopto is to provision your course within Blackboard. This creates a location for your videos to be saved. Access your course within PAWS Course Tools or log in to your Blackboard course at http://bblearn.usask.ca.

Once your course is provisioned, you will need to install Panopto on your computer. You can download and install Panopto from within your Blackboard course. Remember that the Panopto Content tool is located within the Tools item in your course’s menu.

If you don’t have Admin privileges on your computer and can't install software, please install Panopto from Software Centre or Self-Service.

Recording a video using Panopto is a straightforward process of opening the application and selecting your video and audio inputs. Once complete, the video is automatically stored within your course folder.

Note: this video shows the process on an Apple computer. The Panopto window looks slightly different on a PC running Windows.

There are many ways to share Panopto videos. One of the easier ways to do it is to use what is called “Mashups” within your Blackboard course.
Getting Started with Panopto in Canvas

Other Useful Panopto Features

Panopto has a built in editor to make basic cuts to your video. This can be helpful to cut off any extra time off the start or end of your video. It can also be used to edit out unnecessary content from the middle of your videos. Note: One nice feature of editing within Panopto is that any edits you make can be undone. If you accidentally edit out too much, you can easily get it back!
Instead of placing your videos alongside your other content in Course Materials in Blackboard, you can add a link directly to your Panopto folder for students to access and view the videos.
Moving your Panopto videos to Canvas
As students view the videos, they can use the Discussion feature in Panopto to ask questions. The instructor and other students can see and respond to these questions. The questions can also be downloaded to be read and responded to outside of Panopto.
If students have slower internet connections or may need to access the videos while offline, you can turn on the ability for students to download .mp4 files of your videos.
If you want to share videos via email or embed videos in a webpage, you access these options through the Share button for your video or folder.
Students can also use Panopto to create and/or submit video assignments. There are a few different options for how to do this. For assistance with this, please contact gmctl@usask.ca.
If there are videos from a previous offering of the course that you would like to use in a current or new offering of the course you can move videos between Panopto folders.

For assistance with this, please contact itsupport@usask.ca.
If you have videos from a different course or accidentally recorded your video in the wrong place, you can easily Copy or Move your videos to a different folder.

Panopto videos can be recorded directly on a mobile device. Use the buttons below based on your device.

For additional support, please contact itsupport@usask.ca