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Teaching and Learning Technologies

Integrating Media into Your Course with Panopto

March 18, 2022
ND Learning

By KC Frye

Whether you’re flipping your class, creating video as part of an assignment, or using video as a supplement, developing video courseware has become common practice in teaching and learning. According to a recent survey, use of video content is a primary factor in student satisfaction. (Kaltura, 2022)

With the University’s recent shift to Canvas, creating and sharing videos has never been easier with Panopto’s deep integration. In this article, we’ll review how to use Panopto to upload and host content in Canvas, as well as a few ways you can further leverage video courseware.

Getting Started

Panopto offers the benefit of acting as both a recording and editing tool, in addition to hosting video content. Depending on your appetite, you may wish to use more complex recording and editing software you’re already familiar with, however no matter how the video has been created, all video content will be uploaded to your course through Panopto.

To get started recording, editing, and uploading, please follow these guides:

Tips and Tricks

To create the most effective video, we recommend the following: 

  1. Create video in segments no longer than 7 minutes.
  2. Stick with one main idea per video
  3. Use your webcam
  4. Keep slides simple; don’t overload with too many words or images 

Taking Your Videos Further

In-video Quizzing

Panopto has the unique ability to create in-video questions that can be tied directly to the Canvas gradebook for graded assignments. Adding in-video quizzes can also be a great way to ensure learners are reviewing assigned materials, which can be critical when assigning videos that serve as a prompt for further discussion in class, for example.

How to Use a Panopto Quiz as a Canvas Assignment


Panopto also offers the ability to automatically generate captions. Not only does captioning videos follow Universal design best-practices, on Panopto it allows students to keyword search video content for spoken phrases and redirect them to that section of the video. 

How to Add ASR (Automatic Speech Recognition) Captions into a Video


Kaltura. (2022). Seventh Annual State of Video in Education 2022. Retrieved on February 6, 2022 from