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 will allow students to watch on any computer, laptop or mobile device.

To use the Panopto tools in UBlearns, first ensure the tools are available and then provision Panopto content. Next, provide student access to your Panopto video files using the Panopto Tool Application link (see short video or step-by-step instructions below).

Note: Expect a sign-in/refresh window when completing Provision Panopto content... steps below. Select Sign in then Refresh to complete Panopto connection.

Ensure the Panopto tools available in UBlearns course: 

  1. Open the UBlearns course.
  2. Control Panel > Customization > Tool Availability.
  3. Locate the Panopto options and check the Available checkbox for all three tools:
    1. Panopto Course Tool Application
    2. Panopto Video Button
    3. Panopto Video Link
  4. Click Submit.

Provision Panopto content in UBlearns course:

  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 OK
  6. Select Submit to the Configure Panopto Course page (keep the default configuration)

Important:  By default, a provisioned course allows registered students to view all of your videos with the Panopto Content link. If you are looking to release video content at a specific time/location in your course then after you naviagate to the Tools section, select Hide Link next to the Panopto Content link to hide this link from your students.  

Creating Panopto Tool Application link

The 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.

  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 and then 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

Creating Panopto Video link (after your course is provisioned - see above)

The Video link provides students access to a specific video file.

  1. From the desired content area of UBlearns course select Tools to open tools menu
  2. Select Panopto Video Link option
  3. Select the Course Folder from the dropdown menu
  4. Select the Panopto Lecture from the dropdown menu
  5. Add a Title for the Panopto Video
  6. Enter an optional Description for the Panopto Video
  7. Click Submit

Using Panopto Mashup Tool (after your course is provisioned- see above)

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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