Record Panopto Videos in Your Web Browser

Recommendation: Review the video best practice tips prior to recording your videos.

Use Panopto Capture to record video assignments or to engage in Canvas discussions with video. It's user-friendly!

This tutorial consists of three parts:

  1. Record with Panopto Capture.
  2. What to do with your video after recording? Choose one option:
    (2a) "Post a Reply" in a Canvas Discussion.
    (2b) Or, "Submit" a Video Assignment.

(1) Record with Panopto Capture

  1. Open your Canvas course.

  2. Click the "Panopto Library" Tab, then click the Panopto [assignments] folder for the course.

  3. Click the "Create" tab, and then select "Panopto Capture".

  4. Enable the mic and camera: Choose your mic and camera and click "Allow".

    You are now ready to record video and audio only.

  5. RECORD AUDIO AND VIDEO ONLY (to include screen capture go to step 6)
    1. Click "Record" to start recording. (smile and wait 5 seconds before you start talking).

    2. Click "Stop" to end the recording. (smile and wait 5 seconds before you click stop).


      (When you click "stop" go to step 11 to title your video and to see /or select where the video will be stored).
  6. RECORD VIDEO+AUDIO+ CAPTURE SCREEN(PowerPoint, web browser, computer desktop) 
    1. Click the computer screen icon,  "+".
    2. Select "Entire Screen" (computer screen)  -- (especially if you are using PPT)
    3. Click "Allow".

  7. Select how you want to capture streams. (Video/Audio is one stream, screen capture is another stream). Use the recommended settings below:
    1. Click the settings gear at the bottom of the window.

    2. Check "Count down when pressing record".

    3. Check "Capture in HD". 

    4. Select"Capture all streams separately", then click the settings gear to go back to the recording window.

    5. Click the settings gear at the bottom of the window to return to the record mode.


  8. Click "Record" to start recording. (smile and wait 5 seconds before you start talking).

  9. Click "Stop" to end the recording. (smile and wait 5 seconds before you click stop).

  10. Immediately, set the PowerPoint presentation to slide show (or a website or document to full screen view), and begin narrating and navigating your PowerPoint, or other document.

    (To toggle between PowerPoint, web or documents,  hover over the computer dock at the bottom of your computer screen. This will reveal the apps you're using. Choose the app/document)
  11. While you wait for the video to upload:

    1.  Type the "title" of your video.

    2. Make sure the video is stored in the Panopto[assignments] folder for your course. If not, click the Panopto folder downward arrow and select the correct Panopto folder.

    3. Wait until you see the "it's okay to close" prompt appears above green status bar . The "okay" means the video is fully uploaded.

      This is how your Recording (Video/Audio+PowerPoint) will display when playing in the Panopto Viewer:


  12. To access the video, return to the Canvas course, select the "Panopto Library" tab,  open the [assignments] folder for the course. 

(2) What to do with the video now? Choose one option:

(2a) "Post a Reply" in a Canvas Discussion, or

(2b) "Submit" a Video Assignment


(2a) Post a Reply in a Canvas Discussion

  1. Open the Canvas course.

  2. Open  the "Discussions" assignment and click "Reply". (You can reply to the original post. Or, you can reply to someone's post). 
    (Note: If you do not see the "Discussions" Canvas tab, access the discussion assignment in Modules.)

  3. In the Rich Content Editor select the the plug icon, and then choose the "Panopto Library" option.
    (Note: If you do not see the plug icon, click the three line dots to reveal hidden options.

  4. In the "Choose" mode, click "Everything" to find the Panopto Folder where your video is stored. You can click the pulldown arrow to reveal folders, or you can type the official course name.

  5. Select the Panopto Assignments folder for the course. Notice "assignments" is written in "[ ]" brackets.

  6. Select the video and click "Insert".

  7.  Click "Post Reply".

  8. Preview the reply in the discussions assignment to verify your video reply has been posted.

(2b) Submit a Video assignment

  1. Open the assignment.

  2. Click “Submit Assignment:”
  3. Choose the Panopto Library media option in the Rich Content Editor.
    (Note: If not visible, click the three dots to reveal the "plug icon". Follow the purple line below.)

  4. Choose the assignments folder for your course by clicking the dropdown menu:

    The “Quick access” list displays all the assignment folders you’ve accessed recently.
    The “All folders” list displays the assignment folder for each course you’re enrolled in (past or present).
  5. Click “Choose”
  6. Click the radio button to the left of your video, then click the “Insert” button to send the video to Canvas (you may have to scroll down to see the button):
  7. Type a comment or note to your instructor in the “Comments” box, then click “Submit Assignment:”
  8. The message “Assignment successfully submitted” will pop up to confirm your submission: