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Upload video to Panopto

From 2022, Panopto replaces Mediastore as the storage space for course videos and audio files.

Upload pre-recorded video or audio to Panopto

If your files are larger than 1GB, consider compressing the video before uploading it.

  • From Canvas, navigate to Panopto Video.
  • Select the folder to upload to or create a new one; use meaningful names for ease of navigation.
  • Click the Create button and select Upload media.

Screenshot of Canvas showing Panopto page

  • Wait for Panopto to process the file. It will appear in your folder.

Screenshot of Canvas showing Panopto video folder


Integrate Zoom with Panopto

Integrating Zoom with Panopto automatically uploads your Zoom Cloud recordings to Panopto. This is relatively straightforward.

Integrate Zoom with Panopto

See also: Recommended Zoom settings for recording a PowerPoint presentation

Download existing recordings from Mediastore

The Learning Technologies Team will migrate lecture recordings from 2021 to Panopto for you. To download other (ad-hoc) recordings from Mediastore.

  1. Go to your Canvas course and locate the video.
  2. Click the Recording link to open it in a new tab.
  3. To download the high quality version of the video, change the end of the URL from .preview to -slides.m4v

for example:…/202106241730.LT403167.preview

  1. The video file will download to your computer.*


Older Mediastore URLs may need .preview changed to .mp4

for example:…/5fc133152aa9d59cd5f8c9e.preview

* Note: If the video starts to play in your browser, instead of downloading to your computer, click the three dots on the video player and choose ‘Download’. Also, if the Mediastore recording is older than 12 months it may have been archived. In this case, please request the archived recording through Staff Service Centre.

Embed the video into Canvas

Now that you have uploaded a video to Panopto, students can access it from the Panopto Video tab. Alternatively, you can embed it into Canvas wherever there is a rich text editor, e.g. Announcements, Assignments, Pages, etc.

  • Click the Apps button from the rich text editor toolbar and select Panopto Video.
    Note: if you don’t see Panopto Video, click View All and choose it from there.

Screenshot of Canvas' Page editor

  • If necessary, browse to the correct folder using the drop-down list.
  • Select the video and click Insert. The video will appear on the page.

Screenshot of Panopto select video screen

Page updated: 18/03/2022 (added Zoom settings for recording PowerPoint)

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