Streaming Audio and Video Content in UBlearns

Use UB's streaming server, Panopto, YouTube or Google Drive to deliver video and audio content inside UBlearns.

About Audio and Video Content

For the optimal user viewing experience, we recommend utilizing a streaming service to store and deliver video/audio content in UBlearns. 

Adding Panopto video content to UBlearns

The Panopto integration provides the tools to add and manage Panopto video files from inside UBlearns course sites. Video files and classroom lecture recordings added to UBlearns course sites allow students to watch on any computer, laptop or mobile device.

Video Tutorial


Step 1: Provisioning Your UBlearns Course to Accept Panopto Video

To use the Panopto tools in UBlearns you must provision your course with the Panopto Tool Application link, also called the Panopto Content link.

  1. Navigate to course, select Tools link in the left-hand navigation pane
  2. Click the Panopto Content link
  3. Click Configure
  4. To provision the course, click Add Course to Panopto
    • You will see a message saying, "Successfully provisioned course..."
  5. Click Return to Course

Step 2: Making the Panopto Tool Application Link Accessible

The Panopto Tool Application link provides student access to all the videos in your Panopto folder that are part of your course and allows course instructors to manage (ex: upload, delete, edit etc) video files. This view updates automatically as files are added in Panopto.

If you are not having your lectures recorded, manage your videos by going to Tools > Panopto Content instead.

Method 1: From the Course Menu

  1. From the Course Menu on the left-hand side of the screen, select the Plus icon (top left-hand corner)
  2. Click Content Area
  3. Enter a Name for the Content Area and click the checkbox in front of Available to Users
  4. Click Submit
  5. Click on the Content Area Name that you just created
  6. Click Tools > More Tools and select Panopto Course Tool Application
  7. Enter a Link Name and make sure Yes is selected next to Available under Options
  8. Click Submit

Method 2: From the Course Management Sidebar

  1. Select Course Managment > Customization > Tool Availability from left sidebar
  2. Scroll down the alphabetical list of all tools until you find Panopto
  3. Select the checkbox for all Panopto tools
  4. Click Submit

Optional: Embedding a Panopto Video

Option 1: Add Video as Part of Another Piece of Content (assignment, discussion board etc.)

Instructors can link their Panopto videos in UBlearns with the Mashup tool called Panopto Video. This can be accomplished from the Content Editor located in multiple content tools (example: assignments, blogs, wiki's etc.).

Here is an example using the Content Editor when creating an Assignment:

1. Go to any content area (example: “Course Documents”, “Assignments” etc.)

2. Click Assignment from the Assessments button

3. Enter a Name for the assignment

mashup tool.

4. From the Content Editor, click Mashups and select Panopto Video

5. Select the checkbox in front of the video that you want to insert and click Insert Videos

6. Fill in the rest of the assignment options and click Submit

Option 2: Display Video Only

1. Go to any content area (example: “Course Documents”, “Assignments” etc.)

2. Click Panopto Video Embed from the Build Content button

3. Select the checkbox in front of the video that you want to insert and click Insert Videos

4. Change the share permissions on the individual files or folder from which you’re pulling the embedded videos, to give access to students in this course.

Optional: Enabling Import of Video Quiz Results in Grade Center

In Panopto, you have the ability to add quiz questions to a Panopto video at any point during the presentation.

If the Panopto video quiz is embedded (Step 3 above) or linked (Step 4 above), the student will still be able to take the quiz but the results will not be imported into the Grade Center.

1. Go to any Content Area (example: Assignments, Course Documents, etc.) in your UBlearns course

2. Click Assessments

3. Click Panopto Quiz tool

  • Enter the Name of the quiz
  • Select Yes to Enable Evaluation if you want the grades to be imported to the Grade Center
  • Enter Points Possible
  • Select any other options needed

4. Click Submit

5. Click on the name of the quiz you just created to insert the Panopto Quiz

6. Select the video quiz and click Insert

panopto quiz.

7. Click on the Content Area that you see next to your course name towards the top left-hand corner of the screen to return to the course   

See also

Common Questions

Why are people getting a "Request Access for Video" error?

Either change the sharing setting inside Panopto to “Anyone at your organization with the link” or use the Panopto Video Embed tool. Viewers should enable third-party cookies in their browser.

Why don't I see the Panopto Content link?

Provision your course (see Step 1 above) before you can use Panopto video with your course.  

Why didn't my grades import into the Grade Center?

After students answer the final question by clicking Finish they must also click Continue in order for the grades to be imported.

See also

Using the UB streaming servers via Mashup Tool

Using the Medial Mashup Tool

  • PDF (step by step instructions)
  • Video (step by step instructions)

Make the Medial Mashup Tool Available

  1. Open the course.
  2. Control Panel > Customization > Tool Availability.
  3. Locate the Medial tool. There will be two of them. Select the Available checkbox for one of them and the Available in Content Area checkbox for the other one
  4. Click Submit.

With the Medial Mashup Tool you can use your webcam to record a video. Please refer to the step by step instructions document from above.

Upload to YouTube / Add as a mashup or URL

  • Create a YouTube account, upload your content, and set your privacy preferences.
  • YouTube videos can be added to UBlearns as a Mashup or URL.
  • If you wish to add content to UBlearns as a Mashup, select privacy setting “Public” so that you can search for it using the Mashup tool.  After it has been selected, you can change the privacy setting to “Unlisted”.
  • Unlisted videos will not become part of any search, and the only way to find an unlisted video is if you are given the URL.
  • Visit the UBlearns help site for information on the Mashup.

Upload to Google Drive

  • Create a Google Drive Account
  • Upload your file
  • Once it is uploaded, right click on the video and select “Share”
  • Click “Advanced”
  • Click “Change…” and select “anyone with the link”
  • Click “Save”
  • Copy the link from “Link to Share” and
  • Click “Done”
  • In your UBlearns course you can create a Weblink and then paste the link (copied from “Link to Share”) into the URL text box

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