Streaming Audio and Video Content in UB Learns

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

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 UB Learns. 

Adding Panopto video content to UB Learns

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

Video Tutorial


Step 1: Provisioning Your UB Learns Course to Accept Panopto Video

To use the Panopto tools in UB Learns 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

If you want to time release your videos in your course, you will want to hide the Panopto Content tool from your students.

Click Tools and Hide Link in front of Panopto Content

Optional: Panopto Embedding Video using Mashup Tool

Embedding Video Only

  1. Navigate to a content area (e.g., Assignments or Course Documents).
  2. Highlight Build Content and select Panopto Video Embed
  3. Select the video and click Insert Video

Embedding video with content

  1. Navigate to a content area (e.g., Assignments or Course Documents).
  2. Highlight Build content and click Item
  3. Enter a Name for item
  4. From the Content (text) Editor click Mashups and select Panopto Video
  5. Select the video(s) and click Insert Videos
  6. Add any other content using the Content (text) Editor. You can add content either before or after you insert the video
  7. Click Submit.
mashup tool.

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.

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

Optional: Panopto Student Video Submissions

  1. Navigate to a content area (e.g., Assignments or Course Documents).
  2. Select Assignment from the Assessments dropdown menu.
  3. Enter a name for the assignment in the Name and Color field.
  4. Select Panopto Student Video Submission from the Mashups dropdown menu in the Instructions field. You can find the Mashups dropdown menu in the Instructions toolbar.
  5. UB Learns will automatically populate the Instructions field with step-by-step instructions for students.
  6. Enter the number of points in the Points Possible field.
  7. Set additional options, if necessary.
  8. Click Submit.

Note: You can view and grade the video submissions in the Grade Center.

Note: All videos will be saved in a Panopto subfolder called Student Submissions,  located under the main Panopto folder of the course in Panopto.

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

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 UB Learns as a Mashup or URL.
  • If you wish to add content to UB Learns 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.

> Learn more about Mashups

Upload to Google Drive

  1. Create a Google Drive Account.
  2. Upload your file.
  3. Once it is uploaded, right-click on the video and select Share.
  4. Click Advanced.
  5. Click Change… and select anyone with the link.
  6. Click Save.
  7. Copy the link from Link to Share.
  8. Click Done.
  9. In your UB Learns course you can create a Web Link and then paste the link (copied from Link to Share) into the URL field.

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