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 in the tabs 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 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.
Getting Started with Panopto in Canvas
To post these videos after you record them, we recommend embedding your videos in a Canvas page to mitigate technical difficulties for your students. See the video below to see how to do this.
Other Useful Panopto Features
Captions may help your students better learn from and engage with video content. Panopto automatically creates closed captioning for videos. These must be imported by the video creator (usually the instructor or TA). Only then will viewers be able to toggle Closed Captioning on and off. The automatic captions are typically around 80% accurate, so please review before posting.
For assistance with this, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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