I want to record my lecture using Panopto
Choose this if you want to record your lecture and make the recording available in Canvas.
I want to upload an existing video file to Panopto
Choose this if you have already recorded your video via Zoom, Screenflow, iPad Capture Kit, etc, and just want to make the recording available and viewable in Canvas.
What is Panopto?
Panopto is a video capture and delivery platform available to any teaching team via the Canvas LMS. More popular features include video content management, the ability to self-capture and publish videos, single sign-on via Canvas, and in-video quizzing. To learn more visit the Introduction to Panopto Video.
I am an instructor how do I get Panopto on my Canvas course page?
Navigate to the Settings tab from the main left navigation on your Canvas course page. Click on Settings and then select the Navigation tab. At the bottom you will see Course Videos in the disabled tab section. Drag and drop Course Videos into the enabled tab section and click Save. This enables Panopto on your Canvas course page. For more information please visit our How to enable Panopto on your Canvas course page video, or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do students access their lecture videos for the term?
Please see our How to access lecture videos PDF.
Who do I contact if I’m having issues viewing / accessing video content?
Please go through our FAQs or contact email@example.com
I am supporting an instructor can I get admin level access to Panopto?
The instructor can add you as a Course Admin, Teaching Assistant or Instructor to the Canvas course page under the People tab. This will provide you with creator rights in Panopto. Admin access to Panopto is strictly for VPTL staff administrators. For any additional questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How can I share my lectures with students?
Those who are enrolled in the course will be able to access the videos via the Course Videos tab. Any questions about sharing content outside the enrolled students group, please contact email@example.com.
Can I create folders that students cannot see?
If you want to create folders in your Course Videos tab that are not visible to students (hidden folders) see this PDF here.
Self-Capture and Self-Publishing
I’d like to learn more about the Create button
Please visit Panopto to learn more.
How do I install the Panopto recorder for Windows?
Visit this How to install the Panopto recorder for Windows video.
How do I install the Panopto recorder for Mac?
Visit this How to install the Panopto recorder for Mac video page and scroll to second video.
Note: Panopto for Mac is not supported on Apple computers running a 32-bit CPU architecture.
How do I record with Panopto for Windows?
Where do I find more information on recording basic and advanced settings?
Please visit this Windows basic and advanced recording settings article.
What are the recording best practices?
To learn more about recording best practices please visit this article here.
What can I do if my version of Keynote or Powerpoint is not supported?
Capture your screen. You may capture your screen while presenting in Keynote. This is the only way to capture transitions, animations, and media played through the presentation.
Note: Doing this will capture what's being shown on your screen, it will not create events for each individual slide or index the content from the slides.
Present your Keynote presentation in Office for Mac PowerPoint. Within Keynote, you have the ability to save your presentation in PowerPoint format. Doing this will preserve slide indexing, and allow viewers to search for terms in the Panopto Viewer.
Note: To do this, open your Keynote presentation. Once open, choose File -> Export from your menu bar. A dialogue will drop down in Keynote, and you will want to choose "PPT" and click "Next". You will then be given the option to change the document name, and storage location. All slide transitions may not be available in Office for Mac PowerPoint.
How do I upload a video to my course?
Why does the processing fail when uploading a video?
Please see this article on why your file may have failed during processing.
My video is upside down, how do I fix?
Please note that the HEVC codec is not fully supported by Panopto. This is the native recording codec used on iOS devices. This typically seems to be the reason why videos are uploaded upside down. You'll have to turn off / adjust the iOS setting prior to recording content and uploading it to Panopto. Please refer to this article on how to adjust the iOS setting.
What kind of files can I upload to Panopto, and are there size limits?
There are no file size limits. Please note, Panopto does not currently support the HEVC codec. If you’d like to learn more about supported file types, please visit this article here. If you run into issues uploading content please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I upload a PDF to my video?
Yes, please visit this How to Upload a PDF into a Video article.
Can I upload a Zoom session to my Course Videos page?
Yes you can download your Zoom session from your stanford.zoom.us portal and upload the content to the Course Videos tab in Canvas via the Create > Upload Media button. You must be the host of the Zoom session in-order to download the content. For more information on how to upload a video file to your Course Videos tab, please visit this How to Upload Video Files page.
How do I edit a video in Panopto?
How do I add or edit the table to contents for my video?
Please visit this how to add a table of contents article.
How do I embed a YouTube video to my lecture?
Please visit this how to embed a YouTube video article.
How do I add slides to my lecture?
Please visit this how to add and edit slides article.
Can I upload a PDF to my video?
Yes, please visit this how to Upload a PDF into a Video article.
Can I suture two different Panopto videos / clips to make one new video?
1. Hover over the video you want to edit. Select Edit this will launch Panopto’s native non-destructive editor in a new tab
2. On your timeline move the playhead (the red bar) to the point in the sequence where you would like to add your new video / clip
3. Select + (Add content button) > Add a Clip
This will open a new window and provide you the option to choose which content you’d like to add to your timeline.
4. Select your video / clip and Insert
5. Your timeline will now show you that the chosen video / clip has now been inserted into your sequence based on where you placed your playhead (the red bar)
6. Be sure to select Apply to save your changes in the upper right.
What is the difference between Adding a Video and Merging a Video into an existing clip / lecture?
- Add a clip is when you combine two videos together to make one longer video.
- Merge a clip is adding additional shots to the existing video. Editing is required.
Add a Clip
Example, when you choose to edit a clip / lecture A (two minutes) + add a clip / lecture B (two minutes) you get clip / lecture AB that is four minutes long.
(Clip / lecture A - two minutes)
(Clip / lecture B - two minutes)
= (Clip / lecture AB - four minutes)
When you select a clip / lecture, C (two minutes) to merge into clip / lecture D (two minutes) you get clip / lecture CD that is still two minutes long. You choose which shots you’d like to include in the final version of the video.
(Clip / Lecture C two minutes)
(Clip / Lecture D two minutes)
= (Combination of clip / lecture CD two minutes)
Can I segment one lecture into smaller segments using the Panopto editor?
Yes, the first step is determining how many segments you need --- this is how many copies of the original video you would need to make. Copy your lectures. See this how to copy or move your videos PDF. Name your segments accordingly and trim the excess parts for each video. See this Panopto article on How to Trim your video.
How do I adjust publishing dates?
I need my teaching team to publish Panopto video lectures. Do I have to add them to folders?
No. Anyone with the roles in Canvas of Teaching Assistant, Course Admin, Teacher or Designer have Creator rights in Panopto / your course folder. This provides them the same level of access that you have to all folders, and videos. Students and Observer Canvas roles are seen as Viewers in Panopto and can only view content you make available.
Can I share my video links outside of Canvas?
No. Sharing links outside of the Course Videos tab and or Canvas may cause access issues and is highly discouraged. Please refer to this Teach Anywhere site on guidelines around making lectures publicly available.
How can I get the OAE to have full approval rights without needing me or my teaching team to publish / approve the video(s) first?
The person assigned to add captions to your video will first need to be provided with Course Admin access to your Canvas course via the People tab. Check under the Course Videos tab > Share settings that no one else is added with the Can Publish Panopto role. For further support please contact email@example.com.
How to I add Captions to my video file?
See this How to Add Captions to Panopto Videos support page provided by the OAE.
What type of analytics are available to teaching teams?
Teaching teams can view folder or session stats.
Folder Level: graph will show Views (number of views across the folder and subfolders), Unique Visitors(number of unique people who have accessed videos in the folder), and Minutes Delivered (number of minutes streamed and downloaded combined for the folder).
Session Level: This graph will show Views (number of views for that particular session), Unique Visitors(number of unique people who have accessed the session), and Minutes Delivered (number of minutes streamed and downloaded for the session).
What Canvas roles have access to analytics?
Those with Course Admin, Teacher, Course Designer, and Teaching Assistant roles in Canvas have access to course folder, session and user analytics. Student and Observer roles do not have access to this information.
What type of analytics are available to students?
None. Student and Observer roles in Canvas do not have access to this information.
Can I schedule a report?
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I find the most commonly searched terms in analytics?
Panopto does not currently offer this feature. We are working to make this available in future. Please contact us for more information, email@example.com.
How do I create an in-video quiz?
See this quick how to create an in-video quiz video.
How do I tie my in-video quiz to the Gradebook?
Please see this How to Tie your in-video quiz PDF.
What type of quizzes can you add to a video?
There are four different types of quizzes that you can add to a video. True or False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Select or Fill-in-the-Blank.
What is an assignment folder?
An Assignment Folder is created by an instructor, Course Admin or Teaching Assistant. This folder will allow students to submit assignments via video. Similar to what teaching teams have access to in the record a new session feature. By default students cannot see other student’s video submissions. If you wish for students to see each others video submissions, you can enable this from cog icon in the upper right. You can also watch this How to add an assignment folder video for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I add an assignment folder?
See our how to add an assignment folder video for more information. You can also contact email@example.com.