Submit a Video Assignment in Canvas

You can submit Canvas video assignments in several ways.

There are three options for submitting a video assignment

If the Canvas assignment requires a video submission using Panopto, choose one of these options:

  1. Upload a video to the Panopto Assignment folder for your course, from your computer by following these steps: (text) (video). (for mac users, recommend using Chrome)
  2. Or, choose and submit a video previously uploaded to Panopto by following these steps: (text) (video). (for mac users, recommend using Chrome)
  3. Or, record a new video with Panopto. (For instructions on this, see  the section below, "record with Panopto follow these steps".)

Considerations for Recording new videos

  1. Begin by planning your video and evaluate your resources. See best practices for recording videos.
  2. Choose the the video recording tool best suited for your project. Panopto may or may not be the best solution for recording your video, so the video recording tools you know is always a good start. 

Use the Panopto Recorder app for:

  1. Audio podcasts
  2. Video/audio (head shot)
  3. Computer screen capture (PowerPoint, document or web browsing on your computer). 
  4. Video/Audio + computer screen capture

Use the Panopto web-based app, Panopto Capture

Use Panopto Capture to recordsubmit assignments or post replies in Canvas discussions (the preferred method for students) 


Use the Panopto App in your computer

  1. Install the Panopto App on your computer. (PC computer) (Mac computer)
  2. Record the Video
    1. Configure the Panopto Recorder settings (STRAIGHT UP TALK - VIDEO/AUDIO ONLY) 
    2. Consider other recording scenarios:
      • Audio only - see scenario 1
      • Video/audio only (head shot, straight up talk)- see scenario 2
      • Audio only + capture computer screen only - see scenario 3
      • Video/audio + capture computer screen only - see scenario 4

Record and Submit using Canvas Media. 

Canvas Media is an option for shorter video (1-3 minutes long). Follow the steps in these guides:

  1. Upload a video to Canvas.
  2. Record a video with Canvas Media.

Edit a Panopto Video (after uploading)

For videos already uploaded in Panopto, you have the option to do minor edits using the Panopto Editor web browser. You can trim the beginning, middle, and end of a video. You cannot swap  or move a segment of the video. To edit, follow the steps in these guides:

More recording and editing resources

You always have the option to use the recording and editing tools of your choice. Take a look at these curated resources: