Enable Panopto in Your Course and Make Recordings Accessible 

Enable Panopto in your Canvas course before recording and publishing. 
  1. Login to Canvas, go to the course where you want to use Panopto and click the Settings button at the bottom of the course menu.
  2. Click on the Navigation tab at the top of the page.
  3. Scroll down and Locate Panopto on the list of items hidden from students, and click the "three dot" icon next to Panopto.
  4. Click Enable and scroll down and click Save at the bottom of the page. 
  5. Click the Panopto button on the course menu to complete the Panopto setup.
    NOTE: Students will view published recordings through the "Panopto" button on the course menu. 

    Panopto in Canvas 1
    (see below for step 5) 
    Panopto in Canvas 2


Download and Install the Panopto Desktop Recorder

You can download the Panopto recording software from your Canvas course.
  • If you haven't already, enable Panopto in your Canvas course by following the instructions above. 
  • If you are not planning to use Panopto in Canvas scroll down for instructions. 
1. Click the Panopto button on your course menu. 
2. Click the green Create button. 
3. Click Record a new session button on the drop down menu.

4. Next to the Panopto options, select the correct install package for your operating system.  
NOTE: You are required to be an Administrator on your computer to install Panopto. For university managed PC's this typically means you will need to contact the UIS Service Center to complete the install process. 



If you are NOT planning to use Panopto in Canvas LOGIN HERE and then follow the instructions below to download the software.

For Windows

For Macs


Record and Publish

For Windows

For Macs



Edit a Recording

Panopto recordings can be edited after the recording has been uploaded.  
  1. Login to Canvas and navigate to your course site that has the recording you wish to edit. 
  2. Click the Panopto button on the course menu.
  3. Mouse over the recording you want to edit and click the pencil icon or Edit button.
  4. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions on how to edit a Panopto recording


Use the Panopto Mobile App

For iPad 


Embed Panopto Recordings in a Canvas Course 

Panopto recordings can be embedded into the following Rich Text areas of your Canvas course:
  • Announcements
  • Assignments
  • Discussions
  • Pages 
  • Quizzes
Teachers, TAs and Course Designers can embed Panopto recordings in a Canvas course. Here's how:
  1. Login to Canvas, go to the course where you want to embed a Panopto recording.
  2. Select the area in your Canvas course (e.g. Discussions) where you want to embed a Panopto recording.
  3. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions to how to embed recordings using the Rich Text Editor in Canvas.  
  • NOTE: You may have to click a "down arrow" in the Rich Text Editor to reveal the Panopto tool. 


Move Recordings (from one course to another)

  • If you haven't already, enable Panopto in the Canvas courses where you want to move recordings. 
    NOTE: Student notes (that were made public) and discussions will be included in the move/copy process. 
  1. Login to Canvas and navigate to the course where the recordings are located. 
  2. Click the Panopto button on the course menu.
  3. Click the white/gray arrow icon on the right side of the screen to open the Panopto server. 
  4. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions on how to copy recordings to another folder or course.


Upload Media Files From My Computer (.mp4 .wmv .mov, etc.)

  1. Login to Canvas and navigate to the course where you want to upload a video file.  
  2. Click the Panopto button on the course menu.
  3. Click the green Create button. 
  4. Click Upload Media button.
  5. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions on how to upload files from your computer. 


Create a Playlist of Recordings

Teachers, TAs and Course Designers can create Panopto playlists.
  1. Login to Canvas and navigate to a course where you want to create a Panopto playlist. 
  2. Click the Panopto button on the course menu.
  3. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions on how to create a playlist. 


Download a Panopto Recording (for faculty only)

  1. Login to Canvas and navigate to your course site that has the recordings you wish to download. 
  2. Click the Panopto button on the course menu.
  3. Mouse over the recording you want to download and click the gear icon or Settings button.
  4. On the Settings pop-up window, click the Outputs button located along the left hand side of the pop-up window. 
  5. On the Outputs page, under the Video Podcast header, click the Download Podcast button. 
  6. Your recording will now download to your computer's hard drive. 


Create Panopto Quizzes

Teachers have the ability to add quiz questions to any Panopto recording at any point during playback. 

The Panopto recording has to be uploaded first before adding quiz questions. 
  1. Login to Canvas and navigate to your course site that has the recordings you wish to edit. 
  2. Click the Panopto button on the course menu.
  3. Mouse over the recording you want to edit and click the pencil icon or Edit button.
  4. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions on how to add a quiz to a recording. 


View Recording Statistics

Teachers (or owners of a Panopto recording) can view statistics on their shared recordings. Typical stats include the following:

    • NetID
    • Name
    • Views 
    • Minutes Delivered
    • Average Minutes Delivered
  1. Login to Canvas and navigate to the course where you want to view recording statistics. 
  2. Click the Panopto button on the course menu.
  3. Mouse over the recording you want to view statistics on and click the graph icon or Stats button.
  4. Then, click here for more information on viewing Panopto analytics