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Upload Videos to Panopto Streaming Service

In addition to using Panopto to create desktop recordings, you can upload videos created externally and link to them within your Blackboard course. This provides both the security of access only to the students in your course and the benefits of streaming video.

How to get started:

Step 1. Commission your Blackboard course

See instructions.

Step 2. Log into the Panopto web site.

See instructions.

Step 3. Find your course folder.

On the left hand side, find and click the area that says "Browse"

Find the course folder into which you wish to upload videos and click it.

Course folder image in Panopto

Step 4. Upload your video.

At the top of the screen, choose "Create" and then "Upload video"

Please make sure that the video you are uploading complies with the resolution requirements for Panopto. Videos may not exceed a resolution of 1920x1080.
If your video is higher resolution than this, you may need to adjust the settings in the software used to create the video, or convert the video to a lower resolution.
How to lower the resolution of a video file:

If your video file exceeds the maximum resolution, you will see the following error after upload: Could not encode FILENAME. Task failed. Contact support for additional information.

Create / Upload Video in Panopto

Browse for a file, or drag the file into the dashed box.

Wait for the file to upload. Once the file is uploaded, you can close the status window.

Safe to close the Upload window in Panopto

The video must now be processed for streaming format. You will receive an email once this is complete.

Step 5. Link the videos in your Blackboard course.

Once your video has been processed, you can make it available to the students in your course.

See instructions.