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 LOGIN HERE and then follow the instructions below to download the software.
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.


Windows

Mac


Record and Publish

If you haven’t already, follow the instructions above to enable Panopto in your Canvas course, and then download and install the Panopto recording software. Before starting a Panopto recording you will be prompted to login. Enter you NetID and password. Below are the instructions on how to record and publish: 

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 Canvas 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


Embed Panopto Recordings in a Canvas Course

Teachers, TAs and Course Designers can embed Panopto recordings in a Canvas course. Panopto recordings can be embedded into following areas of your Canvas course: 
NOTE: You may have to click the "down arrow" in the Rich Text Editor tool in Canvas to reveal the Panopto tool.
  • Announcements
  • Assignments
  • Discussions
  • Pages 
  • Quizzes
  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.

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.)

If you haven't already, enable Panopto in your Canvas course by following the instructions above. 
  1. Login to Canvas and navigate to the course where you want to upload a video file.  
  2. Click the Panopto button on the Canvas 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

If you haven't already, enable Panopto in your Canvas course by following the instructions above. Teachers, TAs and Course Designers in Canvas 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 Canvas 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 quiz questions can be added.
  1. Login to Canvas and navigate to your course site that has the recordings you wish to add quiz questions.
  2. Click the Panopto button on the Canvas course menu.
  3. Mouse over the recording you want to add quiz questions, 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 Canvas course menu.
  3. Mouse over the recording and click the graph icon or Stats button.
  4. Then, click here for more information on viewing Panopto analytics.

Fix Errors Caused by Third-Party Cookies

NOTE: In some cases, switching to a different web browser will solve the problem.

Some users may get errors when trying to access Panopto recordings. We do NOT recommend setting your browser to accept all third-party cookies. However, adding cookie exceptions for Panopto should be safer for you and your computer. This section will show you how to add the Georgetown Panopto cookie exception URL in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.

To start, copy the Georgetown Panopto URL (https://georgetown.hosted.panopto.com/), and then follow the instructions below based on your browser.
  • Chrome
    1. Open Chrome.
    2. At the top right of the Chrome window, click the three-dot menu, and then Settings.
    3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
    4. Under "Privacy and security," click Site settings and then "Cookies and site data."
    5. Blow the "Block," "Clear on exit," locate the "Allow" line and click Add.
    6. Paste the third-party tool exception address (from the list above).
    7. Select Add.
                    • Firefox
                    1. Open Firefox
                    2. At the top right of the Firefox window, click the three-line menu button and select Preferences.
                    3. On the left, click the "Privacy & Security" button and go to the "Cookies and Site Data" section.
                    4. Click "Manage Permissions" and The Exceptions - Cookies and Site Data dialog box will open.
                    5. Paste the third-party tool exception address (from the list above).
                    6. Click Allow.
                    7. Click Save Changes to finish.
                    • Edge
                      • Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t enabled a whitelist or blacklist option for Edge yet. If you need more granular controls of your cookies, you should choose from one of the better-supported options above.
                    • Safari
                      • Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t enabled a whitelist or blacklist option for Safari yet. If you need more granular controls of your cookies, you should choose from one of the better-supported options above.