Upload Audio or Video Files to Panopto

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

Did you know that Panopto is a video- and and audio-streaming service, like YouTube or Vimeo? In addition to using it to record lectures and presentations at home or in classrooms, you can also upload audio and video created or recorded elsewhere into Panopto in order to share them with others.

To upload an audio or video file to Panopto:

  1. Log into the Panopto web portal by one of the following methods:
    • Go to https://brynmawr.hosted.panopto.com  Moodle course and log in using SAML (BMC users only) or Moodle (BMC and Haverford user) and your college credentials.
    • Log into a Moodle course where you are a Teacher role, click the Course Settings link in the Panopto block, and then exit the Course Settings tab.
  2. Click the dark blue Create button, and choose Upload Media from the drop-down menu, as shown below.

  1. Click the Add Files to drop-down menu and choose the folder where you want to place your files.
  2. Upload files by either:
    • Dragging them into the box labeled Drag video or audio files here OR
    • Clicking on that box, browsing for files on your computer, selecting them and clicking Open.
  3. A check mark will appear by each file when it has finished uploading; Panopto will alert you went it is safe to close the window

Note that Panopto may continue to process media for several minutes after the upload finished. This is normal, and time required depends on the recording length/file size, the media formatting and the server load. Once processing is complete, you can generate a shareable link to add to a Moodle site or web page. (Note: you can also copy or move the video to the Panopto folder for a Moodle course, and it will appear in the Panopto block in that course).

To add the link to your Moodle site:

  1. On your Moodle course page, click the Turn Editing On button located toward the top right of the page.
  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.

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