Humber Panopto

Welcome to Panopto, Humber’s new academic video streaming platform. This platform will help you record, edit, discover, and share academic content with your students.
We can’t wait for you to discover the many ways that Panopto can help you innovate in teaching and learning. Browse the information below to get started!

Important Panopto Notice


Welcome to Panopto – Humber’s video management and streaming platform (“Panopto”). Please note that Panopto is a third party platform not hosted by Humber College. Your use of Panopto is subject to the following policies. By clicking agree and proceeding to utilize Panopto, you acknowledge that you have read and agree to:

Data. Humber and Panopto collect information about your activity on Panopto. Information automatically collected and stored is: your Humber username, e-mail address (staff), your full name, and affiliated school/department, your IP address, device information, and platform usage information (such as video consumption, upload and edit history, etc.). Information that you can submit to Panopto includes: videos (along with their metadata), e-mail address (students), quiz responses, along with any comments or other information that you submit to Panopto.  Information is used primarily to deliver the service to you; however, information that is stored will be used to administer Panopto, and may be used for analytical purposes to help enhance teaching and learning practices. 

Location of Data. All information will be stored in an encrypted manner, and will be housed on servers within the United States of America. Please note that your data is subject to the US Patriot Act. In September 2019, all data will be migrated to Canadian servers. 

Before You Begin

We need to highlight a few important points that Panopto will not remind or prompt you about.

  • Do not use Panopto to upload videos that are intended to go public to the world (or go viral, etc.).
  • A Waiver is required for any video that is student work, contains students or individuals, or is lecture capture.
  • By default, students can already view content that you upload to your Blackboard course folder. If using the “Share” functionality, do not invite students to become a “Creator” for your video.
  • See our job aid on Uploading Already-Existing Content if you wish to upload any videos that you have previously created.

Please contact us for support or further information.

Platform Features

Upload or Create Videos

Follow the guides below for information on how to upload video files into Panopto. If you have a video that was previously created, please see the instructions below to ensure that you are able to upload it into Panopto.

  • How to Upload Video Files: PDFArticle | Video
  • Using the Panopto Desktop App: Article
  • Importing Already-Existing Media into Panopto: PDF

Edit Your Videos

Video Accessibility

  • 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.
  • Creating accessible videos that meet AODA criteria: PDF
  • Closed Caption Styling Tip Sheet: PDF
  • Importing Automatic Captions: Article | Video
  • Creating Captions: Video

Manage Your Videos

Use the Playlist Feature

Integrate with Blackboard

  • In order to see your personal folder in Blackboard, you must first log-in to the Panopto platform via this website.
  • To get Panopto working with Blackboard, you’ll first need to provision your course. This tells Panopto that you have a course within Blackboard.
    • Provision Course: PDF
      • This process will also create a browse-able “portal” within Blackboard, so that your students can see all videos that you’ve uploaded into your Blackboard Course Folder.
  • Add Videos to Course: PDF
  • Creating and Inserting a Panopto Quiz into Blackboard: PDFArticle | Video
  • Embedded Player Features: PDF
  • Use Assignment Folders for Student Recordings: Article | Video
    • Note: a waiver is required for any video that is student work

Use the Smart Search Feature

  • Find any word spoken or shown on screen in any video.
    • Searching Inside Videos: Video

Attend Workshops

  • The Centre for Teaching and Learning is pleased to offer Panopto workshops. Go to calendar of events for the dates and to register for a session.
  • Faculty can also drop by CTL for support using the platform between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm (Monday and Friday) and 10:30am-6:30 pm (Tues, Wed, Thurs). Support is available at North (J230) and Lakeshore (D112) campuses.

Starter Videos

Familiarize yourself with Panopto.

Tour of the Video Library 3:11

Navigate the Editor 6:58

Blackboard Integration 4:02

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use Panopto?

  • 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
  • Humber faculty who teach at Humber and University of Guelph-Humber will only be able to use Panopto within their Humber courses.

Do students need Panopto accounts?

  • 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 Assignments feature. Just make sure that your students have signed the appropriate Waiver, first.

I cannot login to Panopto - what should I do?

  • 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 having issues accessing a specific folder, please contact Humber’s Panopto Support Team.

How does My Folder differ from Blackboard Course Folders?

My Folder (Personal Folder)

  • Behaviours
    • By default, videos are only accessible by you.You must modify the 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
  • Advice
    • Do not create Assignment Folders here
    • Create subfolders to help group videos by course or subject matter


Blackboard Course Folder

  • Behaviours
    • 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
  • Advice
    • Create Assignment Folders here

How do I add captions to my video?

  • There are a number of ways in which you can apply Captions to your video.
  • We suggest that you start with Panopto’s Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) captions, found within the Panopto Editor.
  • Once you’ve imported the captions generated by the ASR, we recommend editing the captions for accuracy.

Can I upload or YouTube videos to Panopto?

  • You can only upload videos that you have rights for or have been given permission to upload.
  • The terms of use for both and YouTube only permit you to watch the content using their player. In other words, you are not able to download a video from these sources unless you have their express permission.
  • Consider embedding your Lynda or YouTube video using Blackboard’s Mashup Tool, instead!

My video is stuck / hasn’t finished processing

  • 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.

I cannot find my video in the mobile app

  • 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.

I need help getting my video into Blackboard (LMS)

  • 1-on-1 support is available at the Centre for Teaching & Learning (North (J230) and Lakeshore (D112) campuses).
  • Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm (Monday and Friday) and 10:30am-6:30 pm (Tues, Wed, Thurs)

My Blackboard course is giving me an “unauthorized” Panopto error

  • You may have received this error if your course has not been provisioned.
  • Please see our guide on provisioning your course for more information.

What is the easiest way to share a video with multiple sections of a Blackboard course?

  • Add the video to your My Folder. We recommend created a subfolder for all videos within each subject area.
  • Change the Share permissions to “anyone with link”.
  • Use the Build Content > Mashups > Panopto Video Embed option to share the video with each course section.
  • Note: this method is the most efficient way to share videos with multiple sections. You do not have to make copies of your video using this method.

I created a video but my students say they cannot see it in the Blackboard course

  • 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.

I cannot see my students' quiz results in Blackboard Grade Centre

  • 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.

How do I add a colleague to a video or folder?

  1. Verify that the person has already logged into Panopto.
  2. Go to the “Invite people” section of the item’s Share options.
  3. Enter the person’s name and save the changes.
  4. If the name does not display then try their username using the unified\username format.
  5. Contact us for other suggestions.

I want to record using the Panopto Desktop App. What do I need to know?

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.


Those are all the tips we have for you! If you need further support, check out the “Recording with Panopto for Windows” article or drop by the CTL for further support.

I cannot see the Institutional Resources folder

  • 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 at least once. If you are still unable to view the folder, connect with IT Support Services for future support (ext. 8888).

I changed the permissions on my video, but it hasn't applied yet

  • 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.