Using Panopto with Students

Would you like your students to use Panopto to submit videos in your course? Well, good news! There’s a feature in Panopto called the Assignment folder. This special folder grants students the right to record or upload videos into the course (but only in this special folder). Like other folders in Panopto, there are no restrictions on the video size or number of videos, and these videos will not count against your Blackboard course size quota.

Students can view, edit, or delete what they have uploaded, but not what any other student has uploaded. There’s a thorough explanation of it here:

The assignment folder is not enabled by default, but it's easy to turn on:

Open the course in Blackboard
Click on the course menu link named Panopto Recordings
Find the gear icon in the upper right of the Panopto screen

Panopto Folder Settings
This gear icon is the Folder Settings
On the first screen of Folder Settings, click on Create Assignment Folder

Panopto Create Assignment Folder

The students have several choices as to how they can get recordings into Panopto:

First, they should login to Blackboard, click on Panopto Recordings, click on the Assignments folder

Panopto Assignment Folder View

Once they are in the Assignments folder, they will have access to the Create button.

If they already have an established way of creating a recording and they want to just to upload a video file, choose: Create->Upload Media

If they want to install the full Panopto software, choose: Create->Record A New Session

If they prefer a faster, simpler method, they could try Panopto Capture, which is like a “lite” version of the Panopto software, but runs entirely in the browser (Chrome/Firefox/Edge). Choose: Create->Panopto Capture.

More information here:

Often, after all the student videos have been submitted, faculty want to share them with the entire class. If you want to do this selectively, you can simply move each video up one folder level in Panopto (into the main class folder). If you want all the students to see all the other students' videos, you can change a setting within the Assignment folder itself.

Panopto Recordings > Assignments Folder > Gear Icon > Settings > Allow viewers to see each other's sessions

Panopto Assignment Folder Setting View All