Student - Creating a Video Discussion Assignment

When to Use?

If you are a student needing to post a Panopto video for peer review/feedback, you will need to do this through a discussion board. This article will walk you through the steps of navigating to the discussion board, recording, and posting your video.


1. Go to your course's Discussions tab.

2. Click on the Discussion Board that has been created for your video assignment.

3. Begin typing a response and click the ‘Add Content’ button. Select ‘Content Market

Content Market option from the insert content menu

4. Select the option for Panopto Assignment (for students)

Panopto Assignment (for students) from the Content Market


5. From here you have three options to choose from:

  • Choose: Select a video that you have already created for that class.
  • Upload: Upload a pre-recorded video to convert into a Panopto formatted video
  • Record: Record a new video using Capture (Browser)

Upload a Video

  • To upload a pre-recorded video, select the Upload tab.
  • You can drag and drop video files directly into the Upload window tab.
  • Or, if you click on "Choose video or audio files" you can browse through your device's saved files and upload the video that way.
  • Once the video has been successfully processed, a green checkmark will appear next to the title of your file. When processing has finished for the file(s), click on Insert.

Insert button shown after the green checkmark appears after video is finished processing

Record a Video

  • To record a new video, select the Record tab.
  • Give your recording a name and select the Capture (Browser) option.
  • Press the Launch Capture button to be redirected to the Panopto Web Recorder screen.

Panopto screen and related toolbars when recording videos

The above image is what you will see when you enter the Panopto Web Recorder screen. The options at the top of the screen are for selecting audio, video, or screen sharing options, respectively. Notice the record button below your camera display. You can see if the recorder is picking up your audio by watching the horizontal line that goes behind the record button bounce as it detects audio inputs.

  • If you need to share a presentation or other application, click on the Screen and Apps button to pull up the sharing options window.
  • Sharing options window will look like this:

Choose what to share option window

  • Select your Entire Screen and click Share.
    • NOTE: Avoid using the Application Window or Chrome Tab options as they will sometimes not record your PowerPoint in presentation mode and will not pick up switching tabs.
  • When ready, click on the record button to start the 5-second countdown. The recording will start after 5 seconds.
    • NOTE: Panopto Capture will be running in the background even if you show something else on your screen. You do not need to be looking at the Panopto Capture tab during the recording.
  • When you are finished recording, click on the Stop/Record button. You will be redirected to a new uploading page where the video will automatically begin uploading to the default assignment folder. You can also rename the video from this window.
    • NOTE: Double-check to ensure that the video is uploading into the correct folder. If it is not in the correct folder, you can find it by clicking on the drop-down menu and following the little black triangles until you see the [assignment] folder. IF YOU UPLOAD TO THE WRONG FOLDER, YOUR PROFESSOR WILL NOT HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR VIDEO FOR GRADING.

Panopto Uploading Page

  • You can close the page when you see the text, ‘Getting your video ready for editing.’ This means the video has finished uploading and is now processing.
    • When the video is done processing, you will have access to the ‘Edit’ and ‘Share’ buttons. Clicking these will redirect you to the Panopto editor or viewer, which has not changed.
  • Once you close the previous window, you will be redirected back to the Panopto submission area where you will see a preview of your recorded video. Click on Insert to proceed.

Submission content editor box


7. Once your video(s) have been inserted, it will appear in the Submission content editor box as a preview. From here you are welcome to add any text information as well.

Panopto Video Inserted into Submission Area

8. Once you have provided all the necessary information for the assignment, select click on the Respond button in the bottom right-hand corner of the screen.

9. Your Panopto Video Assignment has now been submitted to the Discussion Board!

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