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”
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  • 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
  • Go to a content area
  • Click on Tools
  • Select Panopto Video link
  • Select the desired video
  • Modify the title and description if needed
  • Press Submit
How to add a link to a Panopto Video within a Course site

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
Adding Content to 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)