Panopto in Canvas


The Panopto integration with Canvas allows you to embed Panopto videos into any text editor box in Canvas except new quizzes. Videos are a great way to integrate instructor and student presence into asynchronous course components, as well as provide alternative ways to provide explanations and feedback.

This functionality is available for both students and teachers in discussion forums and assignment submissions. Videos must be shared with the appropriate audience in the Panopto application in order for the video to be viewable through Canvas.

Get Started

The Panopto LTI is already installed in all Canvas course sites. To use Panopto in Canvas you will need to complete a few set up steps first.

Create a Panopto Folder via the Course Hub

Why do I need to do this?

Creating a Panopto folder via the course hub enables you to create one location where you can place videos where access is linked directly to your course roster. Consider this a “behind the scenes” maneuver for your students. Although they will see this folder in the course hub and could navigate through your videos for the course here, the ultimate goal is just streamlining access control for your videos.

What does this look like?

This screen recording video embedded below demonstrates how to create a Panopto resource folder for your class.

Record or Upload a video to Panopto

Embed a Panopto Video in Canvas

This step requires that you have already created a Canvas site for your course through the course hub.

By embedding your Panopto video into a Canvas page you are creating a one-stop-shop for your students. Helping students find all the information for your course in one location and when they need it is an effective course management and design practice that reduces cognitive load.

Navigate to your Canvas site (you can do this by visiting the course hub, or going directly to Canvas, logging in using your Middlebury credentials, and using the dashboard to view your sites).

This example screen recording video also embedded below demonstrates how to embed a Panopto video into a Canvas page using the rich content editor (RCE). Embedding video with Panopto can be done in any location where the rich content editor is available (assignments, discussions, quizzes, etc.)

Need help?

For technical support for Panopto in Canvas, search the ITS Knowledge Base or submit a help ticket here.

For pedagogical support for Panopto in Canvas, schedule a consultation with a DLINQ team member.