Panopto is a video content-management tool that allows you to store and share videos, and even create and edit videos. It is integrated with Blackboard and where we store all lecture capture videos at Illinois Tech. Instructors can utilize Panopto to share instructive videos that they create to share knowledge with their students, and students may upload video projects into the tool to be shared with the class. To use Panopto in your course, it’s necessary to first configure your Blackboard course site—don’t worry, it’s quick and easy—and then you’ll be ready to start sharing content.

Configure Panopto in Your Course

  • Log in to Blackboard
  • Go to your course
  • Click “Tools” in the menu bar
  • Click “Panopto Content”—select “Panopto Course Videos (Ultra)” only if you are using the Ultra course view
  • Click “Configure”
Center for Learning Innovation Configure Panopto
  • Select “IIT.hosted.panopto.com” (unless you’re in the Chicago-Kent College of Law)
Center for Learning Innovation Configure Panopto
  • Click Add Course to Panopto
  • Click “Return to Course”
Center for Learning Innovation Configure Panopto

Adding Content to Panopto

To upload media to Panopto and share with your class:

  • Log in to Blackboard
  • Go to your course
  • Click “Tools” in the menu bar
  • Click “Panopto Content”
  • Click “Create” then “Upload Media”
Center for Learning Innovation Configure Panopto
  • Select the file to upload—Note: This may take some time depending on size
  • After the video has loaded, review the settings
  • Click on “Share” to review who has access and to find the link; by default, only the enrolled members of the class have access
Center for Learning Innovation Configure Panopto
  • Once you are done, copy the video link
Center for Learning Innovation Configure Panopto
  • Post the video link in a content area in your course

Useful Links

Panopto Support
support@panopto.com
855.765.2341 (8 a.m.–8 p.m. EST)

Learn more on the Panopto website, or watch video tutorials.

  • Click on the plus sign (+) at the top of the menu bar
  • Select "Tool Link" 
  • Type “Panopto" in the text box
  • Select Panopto Course Tool Application from the dropdown menu*
  • Check "Available to users"
  • Press submit

*Unless you are using Ultra view, in which case, select “Panopto Course Videos (Ultra)”

How to add a Panopto Link to the Course Menu Bar

Use Panopto to make short videos to explain topics for your class.  "Chunk" the content into 10-15 minute segments that address specific subjects.  

Video and text instructions on Panopto Capture

To upload media to Panopto and share with your class

  • Log into Blackboard
  • Go to your course
  • Click “Tools” in the menu bar
  • Click Panopto Content
  • Click “Create” then “Upload Media”
  • Select the file to upload (note, this may take some time depending on size)
  • After the video has loaded, review the Settings
An image of the uploaded video in Panopto
  • Click on Share to review who has access and to find the link. By default, only the enrolled members of the class have access
Adding Content to Panopto
  • Post the link to the video in a content area in your course (Build Content/Web Link)
  • Go to the desired course in Blackboard
  • Click on Content (or any content area)
  • Click Tools
  • Select Panopto Video Link from the drop-down options (sometimes this take a moment or two to load)
  • Use the drop down to select the Folder/Course where the video is stored 
  • In the drop-down box for "Lecture" select the desired video (sometimes this takes a moment or two to load)
  • Type in a Title and description, if needed
  • Press SUBMIT
  • Go to the desired course in Blackboard
  • Click on Content (or any content area)
  • Click Build Content
  • Click Panopto Video Embed (under "mashups")
  • Use the drop-down menu to locate the video 
  • Select the video and click Insert Video

If you wish to share multiple videos, you may wish to create an ordered playlist. It is possible to create a playlist of Panopto videos, even if they are from different folders.

Learn how to create and share a Playlist (video and text)

  • Log in to Blackboard
  • Go to the course containing the videos
  • Click on Class Recordings|Panopto
  • Click on the icon to "Open in Panopto" as shown
Image points to the  "Open in Panopto" icon
  • A new window or tab will open that will display all the videos for that course.  Select the videos you would like to copy (Note: After you select a video, a "Select All" checkbox will appear at the top) and then press "Move" when ready.
Arrows pointing to the checkboxes to select videos, as well as an arrow pointing to the "Move" button on Blackboard

 

  • Use the drop-down menu to select the destination for the copied recordings.
Screenshot of Blackboard option to select destination course for videos
  • Another window will appear to verify the selections.  Press the green "Move" button to complete the process.

Students will access the videos in the new course through the "Course Recordings|Panopto" link in their Blackboard site.