In addition to recording videos, Panopto can also serve as a hosting platform for videos you have already created on your own. *Please view the note at the end of this article about Copyright concerns.
We recommend that you leverage the full power and flexibility of Panopto by uploading your videos directly into Panopto. You can edit your videos even though you didn’t create them in Panopto!
Click the tabs below and follow each step to record a video using Panopto.
Step One: Open the Panopto Video Editor
- In the course navigation menu, click Videos.
- Then, click Create.
- In the dropdown menu, choose Upload Media.
- A new window will open. Click on the icon that says, “Choose video or audio file.”
- Browse to the location on your computer where the file is located and click on it.
- Then, click Open.
- The video will start uploading. You will see a progress bar indicating the upload time and status.
- To stop the upload and try another file, click on the stop or X button at the top.
- Once it has finished uploading, you will see the video in your Panopto video folder.
Step Two: Embed the Video
To embed the video in your course, read this article on how to Embed a Panopto Video into Canvas.
*A Note about Copyright Laws and Policy
Panopto’s ability to capture and include video in your presentations can greatly enrich your teaching capability and provide richer experiences for your students. However, these capabilities should be used within Copyright Laws and Policy. When you are using Panopto and feel the need to include copyrighted materials you did not create please consider the following:
- Use short excerpts from content to make your point instead of long clips that may distract from your teaching objective
- If you are using clips from copyrighted videos or films, record an introduction to the clip and its relevance; this will strengthen your use of the video and align with copyright law
- Avoid using Panopto as a way to distribute full-length videos or films