Published August 21, 2023
The fall semester is almost upon us and as you prepare your course materials in the new Learning Management System, we want to give you some pointers on using Panopto videos in UB Learns so you and your students have a good experience.
You must configure your course with the Panopto Content External Learning Tool. This creates a course folder and user groups in Panopto. Do this even if you plan on embedding your recordings rather than giving students access to the folder.
Ensure that students enrolled in your course have permission to view your videos by using the Panopto Content and Panopto Video Embed tools to add videos to a course. Using these tools will reduce or eliminate the number of “Request Access” emails you receive.
Be very cautious using a regular link or HTML embed code to add Panopto content:
Migrated courses do not include Panopto content, so you will need to add videos back into your course. To ensure students have permission to view your videos we recommend waiting to add the Panopto content to the current semester’s course until after you perform the course copy.
If you have a cache of recordings in a previous semester’s Panopto folder, you can move or copy them to the current semester’s Panopto course folder. Doing a batch copy creates a reference copy of each video. A reference copy:
As per the UB Learns Data Management Policy, courses remain on the system for one year after the end of the semester in which they were taught. When a UB Learns course is deleted, your account is removed from the Panopto creator group the next time you touch Panopto within UB Learns. This means your access to the Panopto course folder can be lost even though the folder and videos remain. To avoid this disruption in access, add your account as a creator, separate from the creator group. Do this while you still see the folder in Panopto.
If you’ve lost access to a Panopto folder, UBIT can assist you. Fill out this UBIT Panopto support form.
By default, videos in Panopto can be downloaded and viewed offline. This gives students a way to watch videos even if they don’t have a reliable internet connection. You can restrict downloading for a whole folder or an individual video.
If you add quiz questions to a video, students can skip ahead and take the quiz without viewing the whole video. You can prevent this behavior by disabling forward seek.