Upload a Video to Panopto

Posted March 12th, 2020 at 4:49 pm.

In addition to using Panopto to record lectures, presentations, or talks at home (Recording Your Lecture: Outside the Classroom or Off-Campus) or in classrooms that are set up for that purpose (see Recording Your Lecture: in a Classroom), faculty members and students can also upload videos created or recorded elsewhere into Panopto to share them with others. This can be done by uploading the video to Panopto from any computer (Mac or PC).

Please note that media files can only be uploaded online via Bryn Mawr’s Panopto platform and not through the accompanying Desktop app, whose use is strictly for video recording and editing purposes.

In order for the upload to be successful, also be aware that your video needs to be in one of the following formats: *.mpeg, *.mpg,*.mps,*.ps,*.mp2,*.m2v,*.m2a,*.mp4,*.m4v,*.m4a,*.3gp,*.mov,*.qt,*.asf, *.wmv,*.wma,*.avi,*.flv,*.f4v,*.f4a,*.ts,*.tsv,*.tsa,*.mts, *.m2ts

To upload a video to Panopto:

    1. Log into a Moodle course and click on the Panopto Course Settings link in the Panopto Moodle block (or head over to the platform directly).
    2. Exit out of the Course Settings box that appears. From the dark blue Create drop-down button, choose Upload Media from the list. (Other listed options include: Record a New Session, Webcast, Build a Session, Playlist, and New Folder.)

  1. Next, choose where you want your uploaded media to be located with the prompt Add Files to. Common locations include courses or folders.
  2. You can either drag your desired video to the space that says “Drag video or audio files here (or click to find on computer)”, or upload from your desktop.
  3. After uploading, you should see a check mark accompanied by the message “Upload complete. You can close this window now”.


After completing these steps, the video will be processed and published in Panopto. Depending on the length of the recording, it may take several minutes to complete.

After your video is uploaded to Panopto, you can generate a shareable link and add the link to your Moodle site (note: you can also copy and move the video to your course folder in Panopto so that it appears in the Panopto block in your Moodle course).

To add the link to your Moodle site:

  1. On your Moodle course page, navigate to the gear icon near the top right and Turn Editing On.
  2. Locate where you would like to place the link and select +Add an activity or resource.

  3. From the menu that comes up, choose the URL activity and then click Add.
  4. In the new window that appears, you will be able to give your URL a Name. The name is the text that will be displayed linking to your video. For example, you can title your link “Film clip for Week 1.”
  5. Next, paste your link into the External URL.
  6. Click Save and return to course. Your video is now available through this link to all users on your Moodle course page.
  7. To confirm your link is working correctly, open your link in a new incognito tab or browser.


Need more?

Take a look at Panopto’s documentation on uploading videos here! Or check out their video tutorial on the subject.

Filed under: Panopto Tags: by Jenny Spohrer

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