Moving Video Files From UB Learns to Panopto

Moving video files to UB’s Panopto video streaming service, and then using the tools in UB Learns to display them in your course, will reduce the storage size of your course and improve performance and the user experience.

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Videos can take up considerable storage space in courses, and, as with files and tests, any previously uploaded video continues to be copied and saved in the Files area from semester to semester.

Why Use Panopto?

  • Automatically captions recordings.
  • Analytics are easily available.
  • Quizzes can be embedded in the video.
  • Instructors can control who has access to the videos.

Locating Video Files in Your Course

  1. Go to Control Panel > Files.
  2. Click the course ID (first item in the list). Do not click All Courses Content.
  3. Look for files with video format extensions such as MP4, MOV, MPEG and AVI. Click File Type to sort the list by format.

Make sure you have a copy!

If you do not have a copy of the file, download the video and then upload it to Panopto before removing it from your course.

Downloading a Copy of the Video

  1. Move your cursor over the name of the video file.
  2. Click the chevron (v-shaped icon) next to the file name.
  3. Select Download Package from the pop-up menu.

The video will download as a ZIP file. Unzip the file before uploading to Panopto.

Uploading Your Video to Panopto and Displaying It in Your Course

Help webpages for using Panopto.

Under Instructions on UB Learns and Panopto help webpage:

  • Add the Panopto Tool Application Link and Configure Your Course for Panopto
    • You only need to do this once.
  • Optional: Embed Video using Panopto Tools

Removing Video Files

  1. Click the checkbox next to the video file name in the Course Content window.
  2. Click Recycle.
  3. Click OK in the These items will be moved to the Recycle Bin. Continue? dialog box.

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