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Panopto Student Guide: Canvas Discussions

Tutorial for Embedding a Panopto Recording in Canvas Discussion

Embedding a Panopto Recordings in Canvas Discussions

  1. Navigate to your course in Canvas and select the Discussion assignment.
     Canvas Discussion tab with a box red discussion assignment.

  2. On the discussion forum, click "Reply."
    Discussion assignment "Reply" button.

  3. In the Text Entry field that opens below the assignment instructions, click the Panopto icon.
    Discussion submission text box with circled red Panopto symbol.

  4. This will open a window where you can navigate to the folder where you recorded your Panopto video. Navigate to the course assignment folder—it will be labeled “(your course name) [assignments]”—by typing in the folder name in the top field and choosing the assignment folder from the list.
    Panopto popup folder text field. a) Type in the course folder name. b) Select the course assignment folder.
  5. Locate and select your video. 
    Panopto Recordings popup with a selected video.

  6. Select "Insert" in the bottom right.  Insert button at the bottom right of the Panopto popup.
  7. Click the "Post Reply" button. Note that if your video is still processing, you may see a message saying “The video isn’t ready yet.” You can still post your reply, and the video will finish encoding and be live for your instructors and peers to view.
    "Post Reply" button in the Discussion page.


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