Welcome to Panopto, Humber’s new academic video streaming platform.
Before You Begin
- With Panopto, you can easily upload a video you’ve already created, or use Panopto’s Desktop App to create a new one!
- How to Upload Videos: Panopto Article | Panopto Video
- Using the Panopto Desktop App: Humber PDF | Panopto Article for Windows | Panopto Article for Mac
- Build a Session (Advanced): Panopto Article
- Importing Already-Existing Media into Panopto: Humber PDF
NOTE: As of Sept 1, 2020 – all “live” courses will be provisioned automatically moving forward. Faculty can ignore steps that involve “Provisioning” throughout the Blackboard documentation. Guides will be updated shortly.
- In order to see your personal folder in Blackboard, you must first log-in to the Panopto platform via this website.
- Once you have a personal folder, to get Panopto working with Blackboard, you’ll first need to provision your course. This tells Panopto that you have a course within Blackboard.
- Once you have provisioned your Blackboard Course(s) with Panopto, you can start to use Panopto’s various Blackboard tools.
- The Panopto embedded player is quite powerful – students can take notes, view comments, and more, all without ever leaving Blackboard.
- Embedded Player Overview: Humber PDF
Panopto supports in-video quizzing – an easy way to engage your learners and improve content retention!
First, you’ll need to build the quiz in Panopto. Then, in Blackboard, connect your quiz to your course.
Humber promotes an inclusive and accessible learning environment. Please ensure all videos uploaded to the platform include Closed Captioning and are accessible to all students. The first article will provide you with a great summary of how to do so!
- How to create accessible videos in Panopto: Humber PDF
- Closed Caption Styling Tip Sheet: Humber PDF
- Importing Automatic Captions: Panopto Article | Panopto Video
- ASR captions are not available immediately after a video has been uploaded and processed.
- Creating Captions: Panopto Video
- Download the file from the video’s Settings > Outputs tab > Download Podcast option.
- View the captions within the downloaded file from the VLC media player by going to the ‘Subtitle’ option at the top and select ‘Track 1’.
You can also download the caption file separately from the video’s Settings > Captions tab.
- Have you heard about Panopto’s Smart Search? Find any word spoken or shown on screen in any video.
- Searching Inside Videos: Panopto Video
- Did you know that the video statistics section shows viewer engagement details?
- Read the Panopto Article.
- Check out Panopto Capture (BETA), the new browser-based alternative to Panopto’s desktop app.
- Use the Discussion tool to engage students.
Frequently Asked Questions
- All Humber employees have creator and viewer access to the platform.
- Students may login to Panopto, but can only upload videos if assigned access by their instructor.
- University of Guelph-Humber is currently developing its independent Panopto environment along with video content integration for Desire2Learn (Courselink). Please note, at this time, University of Guelph-Humber students, faculty, and staff will not have access to Humber’s Panopto Platform. For more information, please contact email@example.com
- Humber faculty who teach at Humber and University of Guelph-Humber will only be able to use Panopto within their Humber courses.
- All employees should automatically be granted access into Panopto. If you are unable to login, please call Humber ITS at 416.675.6622 ext. 8888.
- If you are receiving a “No account found for this email address. Please contact your instructor or IT administrator for information on your Panopto site” message, it is because you have not yet logged in via panopto.humber.ca.
- If you are having issues accessing a specific folder, please contact Humber’s Panopto Support Team.
- Nope! Students are automatically assigned access through Blackboard. Technically, this is done through provisioning, but we can call it magic.
- Your students can upload work via the Assignment Folder. Just make sure that your students have signed the appropriate waiver.
- Give students this Panopto guide if you share videos with them.
My Folder (Personal Folder)
- By default, videos are only accessible by you. You must modify the Share permissions after uploading in order to make videos available to your students.
- Use For
- Any content used across multiple sections, or multiple years
- Any testing purposes
- Do not create Assignment Folders here
- Create subfolders to help group videos by course or subject matter
Blackboard Course Folder
- By default, only students within that section can view your videos
- Available to you once you provision your Blackboard course within Panopto.
- Mirrors Blackboard course structure (one folder per section)
- If you activate the Panopto Portal within your course, videos placed in this folder are automatically viewable by students when they click on the Portal
- Using videos uploaded here within multiple sections is not recommended.
- Use For
- Videos that only apply to a specific section
- Videos which contain quizzes that you wish to link to Blackboard’s Grade Centre
- Create Assignment Folders here
If your students are receiving this error, change the Share permissions based on the decision flowchart or follow the steps below.
If your video is within your My Folder, follow these steps:
- If you do not need students to login to view your video, set your folder or video to: “Anyone with the link”.
- If you would like your students to login to view your video, set it to: “Anyone at your organization with the link”.
- Consider creating subfolders and organize your videos by subject or course. This way, you can adjust the permissions on the entire folder instead.
If your video is within your Blackboard Course Folder:
- You do not need to change the permissions. Your video is automatically available to students within your section.
- Only students within that particular section can view your video. If students from other sections are trying to view this video, they will be faced with “grant access” error.
- If you are creating a video for use within multiple course sections, consider moving your video to your “My Folder” and following the instructions above to share your video.
Give students this Panopto guide if you share videos with them.
Don’t know where your video is? Contact Humber’s Panopto Support Team.
- You can only upload videos that you have rights for or have been given permission to upload.
- Consider embedding your Lynda or YouTube video using Blackboard’s Mashup Tool, instead!
- Panopto acts much like any other video server. When a video is uploaded, there is a period of time that is required for that video to process. Longer videos require more time.
- A 5 minute video should take no more than 20 minutes to process. A 60 minute video may take anywhere from 30 minutes to 2-3 hours.
- Contact Humber’s Panopto Support Team for additional support.
- If the video has just been uploaded, it may still be processing. Videos that are still processing will not appear in the Panopto mobile app.
- Please wait 15-60 minutes, and try again, or login using your laptop or desktop to check the status of your video.
- If you uploaded your video to your My Folder, or any location other than within your Blackboard Course Folder within Panopto, your students will not be able to see the video automatically.
- We recommend you either:
- Change the permissions on your video to either:
- Anyone at your organization with the link: Only those who have the URL, or can see the video embedded on Blackboard or another site, can see the video. They also have to be an active member of the Humber community to see it.
- Anyone with the link: Anyone in the world who has the URL, or access to whichever page you’ve embedded the video on, can see the video. Please note that videos designed to go “public” or “viral” should not be uploaded onto Panopto.
- Move the video to your Blackboard Course Folder within Blackboard
- We recommend this if the video is intended to be “short lived” or only watched by the students within that particular section.
- Change the permissions on your video to either:
- Panopto Quiz results are only accessible within the “Full Grade Centre”. If you are trying to view the results under “Tests”, they will not be there.
- Verify that the person has already logged into Panopto.
- Go to the “Invite people” section of the item’s Share options.
- Enter the either person’s details using one of three ways:
- Type their full name
- Type their Humber username but add unified\ before it. (i.e. unified\n01234567)
- Type their full e-mail address
- Note that you cannot find a person by partially typing any of their information.
- Contact us for other suggestions.
Great question! The Panopto Desktop app is a great way to capture and upload directly into Panopto, using your screen, audio, webcam, or all three!Top things to know:
- The application will often default to recording both your webcam and your screen. Please review your video sources before clicking record (you don’t want to accidentally capture any sensitive information on your screen)
- You may wish to change the quality settings to “Ultra” for the best looking video. You should only do this if you have a relatively new and fast computer.
- Once you click “stop”, you will need to wait until the video finished uploading to the Panopto website, before closing the app.
- If you only intend to record PowerPoint on your screen, then you do not need to record any of your screens. Just make sure you check off “Capture PowerPoint” on the Panopto Desktop app.
If you need further support, check out:
- An Institutional Resources folder exists for the purposes of easily accessing instructional corporate resources across the College. To view this folder, you must have logged in via panopto.humber.ca at least once. If you are still unable to view the folder, connect with IT Support Services for future support (ext. 8888).
- A scenario exists where you might move a video to a folder with different permissions, or change the permissions from unlisted to only specific people. In some cases, the video can still continue to be played by those who have last had access.
- This is temporary, as the changes need some time to propagate through the servers. While these changes should only take 1 minute to apply, please allow up to 15 minutes before contacting Humber’s Panopto Support Team.
- Use the Recycle Bin to view and restore the deleted video. Click on System in the lower left corner then select Recycle Bin.
- The deleted date is shown below the title. After 90 days the video will be gone permanently.