If you have a Canvas assignment that requires a video submission using Panopto, follow these steps:
- Record the video (head shots or demonstrations) using the app of your choice on your computer or device, or with a digital camera.
(For recording presentation videos that include video of you, audio, and PowerPoint use the Panopto Recorder and follow the instructions in steps 1-A.)
- Upload the video to the Panopto Assignment folder for your course, from your computer by following these steps (text) (video).
- Submit Assignment.
- Open the Canvas Assignment.
- Click "Submit Assignment".
- Click the Panopto green icon.
- Find and select the assignment folder for your Canvas course - should have the word "assignment" in brackets, ex: [course name [assignment]
- Select the video you uploaded previously.
- Click Insert.
- Make a comment if you'd like.
- Click "Submit Assignment".
-> Download instructions or view: (text) (video)
1-A Instructions for recording Panopto videos
Record a new video with Panopto by following these steps:
Recommended for recording presentation videos that include video of you, audio, and PowerPoint and/or web/document browsing on your computer.
PC: (text) (video)
MAC (text) (video)
*First, install Panopto (Windows ) (Mac)
Submitting using Canvas Media?
If you have a Canvas assignment that requires a video submission using Canvas Media, follow these instructions for uploading or recording a video.
Best practice for recording videos
Frame your shot
- Position your device where light is plentiful
- Light should be above or facing subjects
- Avoid shooting in shadow (light behind subject)
- Choose neutral settings and avoid spaces with lots of distractions
- Use a tripod.
- If you don't have tripod, have someone hold the recording device.
- Capture meaningful activity - adjust camera especially when subject turn their back to the camera.
- Make sure device is always attended, secured on a tripod, or computer is on a solid surface.
- **Position the recording device close enough to capture subjects/activity.
- Avoid placing the camera far, it's best to position the camera as closest possible.
- Practice the widest subject movement and position the camera so that you capture that move, plus one foot.
- Recording with mobile devices - only hold device horizontally (camera always at the top) .
- Recording with computer webcam - tilt screen to adjust camera angle.
- Practice the scenario and movements prior to recording.
Capture optimal sound
- Set your device or computer in a quiet place away from loud sounds, humming sounds, or distracting activities.
- **If you position the camera close enough, you should be able to capture good sound quality from a mobile device.
- If you're recording on your computer mic make sure your recording sound "input" is set close to max.
- If you have an external mic, position it as close as possible facing the subjects (for aesthetics, place mic out of the camera frame visibility; however, audio is more important and if capturing good sounds means having the mic visible, choose sound quality!
- Speak as natural as possible, but remember the mic.
Do a test recording
After framing your shot. Have subjects walk through what they'll do. Make note and adjust picture and audio.
- Adjust frame - Can you see the subjects while subjects move?
- Move camera, computer or mobile device farther or closer to subjects.
- If someone is holding the camera, they should adjust their position closer or father away from subjects.
- Adjust audio - Can you hear the subjects as they move and speak?
- Move computer or mobile device closer to subjects.
- Raise the mic level in your computer or device.
- Speak louder if necessary