How to Enable Panopto in Your Course and Make Recordings Accessible 

It is recommended you first enable Panopto in Canvas or Blackboard before recording and publishing Panopto videos. 

In Canvas

  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 enable Panopto and allow student access to published videos.

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



In Blackboard

  1. Login to Blackboard, go to the course where you want to use Panopto and click the "Tools" button located on the blue course menu bar.
  2. On the Tools page, locate “Panopto Content” and click to open. 


  3. Click the "Configure" button.
  4. On the Configure Panopto Course page, click the "Add Course to Panopto" button.
  5. On the Configure Panopto Connector page, click the "Ok" button.
  6. On the next page, click the "Submit" button. 
  7. You will then be redirected to the Panopto tool page. From here students will be able to access published videos.


How to Download and Install the Panopto Desktop Recorder

You can download the Panopto recording software from your Canvas or Blackboard course. 
If you haven't already, enable Panopto in your Canvas or Blackboard course by following the instructions above. If you are not planning to use Panopto in Canvas or Blackboard scroll down for download instructions. 
In Canvas: 
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" option, 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 or Blackboard LOGIN HERE and then follow the instructions below to download the software.

For Windows

For Macs


How to Record and Publish

If you haven’t already, follow the instructions above to first enable Panopto in your Canvas or Blackboard course and then download and install the Panopto recording software
NOTE: Upon starting the Panopto recorder you will be prompted to enter you NetID and password.