Panopto and Brightspace

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

Audio and Video Content

For an optimal user viewing experience, we recommend you utilize a streaming service like Panopto or YouTube to deliver video and audio content in your course.

REQUIRED: Provisioning Your Course to Use Panopto

Before you can use Panopto in your course, you must provision the tool. Provisioning Panopto will add an External Learning Tool folder named Panopto Content in a module in your course.

  1. On the navbar, click Content.
  2. Select a module from the Table of Contents on the left.
  3. Click Existing Activities and select External Learning Tools.
  4. Click Panopto Content.
  5. A new link will be created called Panopto Content.
  6. Click the Panopto Content link to complete the provisioning process. A folder in Panopto will not be created until you click the Panopto Content link.

To hide the Panopto Content link from students, click the chevron icon next to Panopto Content and select Hide from Users.

To rename the Panopto Content link, click the chevron icon next to Panopto Content, select Edit Properties in Place, click on the link name and change the text.

Embedding a Panopto Video in a Course

Brightspace's Insert Stuff icon.

Insert Stuff Icon

  1. Go to a content module.
  2. Click Upload/Create and select Create a File. This creates a web page where you can add content.
  3. Enter a title for the new file.
  4. Click the Insert Stuff icon and select Panopto Video Embed.
  5. Select a video and click Insert.
  6. ClickInsert again.
  7. Click Save and Close.

Inserting a Panopto Quiz

Make sure you have created a Panopto Quiz before following the steps below.

  1. Go to a content module.
  2. Click Existing Activities and select Panopto Quiz.
  3. Select the desired Panopto Quiz and click Insert.
  4. Click the quiz to open it.
  5. Scroll down and click Add a grade item… under Assessment.
  6. Select a grade item from the drop-down or click the plus icon to create a new grade item. When creating a new grade item, enter a name and maximum points and click Create.
  7. Click Save.

Creating a Student Video Submission Assignment

Brightspace's Insert Stuff icon.

Insert Stuff Icon

  1. On the navbar, click Assessments and select Assignments.
  2. Click on New Assignment.
  3. Enter the name of the assignment in the Name field.
  4. In the Instructions section, it is essential to include the following information for students:
    • To submit your assignment, click the Insert Stuff icon, select Panopto Video Submission and then upload or record your video.
  5. Enter any additional instructions you have for students.
  6. Click Submission & Completion on the right.
  7. Select Text submission in the Submission Type drop-down menu.
  8. Complete any additional options for the assignment.
  9. Click Save and Close.

Common Questions

How do I prevent students from receiving a "Request Access for Video" error?
You can change the sharing setting inside Panopto to "Anyone at your organization with the link" or use the Panopto Video Embed tool (available from the Insert Stuff tool). Viewers should enable third-party cookies in their browsers.

Why weren't my grades imported into the Grades tool?
After students answer the final question by clicking Finish, they must also click Continue for the grades to be imported.

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