Occasionally we have a Panopto video that isn’t meant for just one or two modules, but rather is a video meant for wider distribution. These directions will show you how to share a Panopto video more widely
*Please note: Interactive additions to a Panopto video, such as Quizzes will NOT work if this method is utilised.*
Here is a Panopto Open Permissions word document version of these directions, if needed.
Here is the video version of this guidance, if that is your preferred medium:
First, we have to change the viewing permissions on the video itself. Go to the place where the video has been created
Click on the Share button on the video
Click on the Sharing Dropdown button to choose a different permission
Choose the bottom-most choice, Anyone with the Link
Click on the Save Changes button (1) and notice that there is a Link and Embed option at the top of the window (2)
Please note, that there are two ways to share the video. Both are quite equally valid options… However embedding the video can be a better choice than just sharing the link.
After changing the permissions, as described above, Copy the Link from the Share window in Panopto (see screencapture above at arrow 2) and go to the My Studies area (or other website) where you wish the video to be shared. Note, your video will not be in the Panopto Video folder of this module. Just skip that area, and go directly to Study Materials.
Once you’re in Study Materials, choose Build Content
Choose the Web Link option from the drop-down list
Type in the name of the link (title) this is the text that will appear on the page. Then add the URL that you copied from Panopto into the URL text box.
Type a description of what the video is about, and then click on the submit button.
You will notice that the link is rather ‘generic’ looking and not really very enticing. But it is now shared.
Option 2: Embedding the video
The suggested option for sharing this video in the My Studies area, or elsewhere for that matter, is to use the Embed code generated from panopto in sharing the video on a page.
After changing the permissions, as described above, instead of getting the link from Panopto, click on the Embed option. Change the width of the video to 600 px, this is a better size for most My Studies areas and websites. then click on the Copy Embed Code button.
Go to your My Studies area, go to the Study Materials page, click on Build Content, and this time, choose Item
Add the name of the video resource (1), and then click on the Code Button in the content area of the window (2)…
It looks like this: < >
In the ‘Source Code’ window, right-click with your mouse, and choose Paste (or Ctrl-V on a Windows PC or Cmd-V on a Mac)
You will see the embed code pasted in the window. Click on the Save button.
Now you will see the successful embedding of the video in the content area. Click on Submit.
Notice the video is now embedded in the page (2). Also note that it is MUCH more enticing and will quite possibly get more views than the simple web-link above it (1).
(If using other web-applications such as Microsoft SharePoint or Edublogs, the embed option is the same as above, just found in a diffferent place on each platform. On SharePoint:
And on Edublogs/Wordpress:
Again, we suggest one uses Option 2 for sharing these videos on Module areas and Web sites.