Canvas and Replay

Panopto is fully integrated with Canvas and can be used in a variety of ways to enhance the learning experience. Once a student or faculty member logs in to Canvas, they’ll automatically login to Panopto as well.

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Every user with a University SSO (single sign-on) may access Panopto, as well as having a personal Panopto folder. The personal folder is a secure location only the user has access to where they may record and upload teaching material.

NB. Recorded lectures (sessions) stored in your personal folder can be moved to the relevant course folder when you're ready to share them (a guide on moving recordings is available at the following link: How to move a session).

You can access your personal Panopto folder directly in Canvas by following the steps below:

  1. Log in to Canvas using your SSO
  2. Click the account button on the left-hand side menu of the Canvas website
  3. On the menu that opens, click ‘My Panopto Folder
  4. This will link to an embedded window of Panopto. This view of Panopto is very limited and has restricted features. For the full Panopto experience, locate and click on the expansion icon (highlighted in the below graphic) to open your Panopto personal folder in a new browser tab.
  5. You can then use the 'Create' button to install the Manual Recorder and/or upload recordings


Image of Canvas highlighted 'Account' menu, 'My Panopto Folder' and the 'Open Panopto in a new tab' icon

Direct access to Panopto can be given to each Canvas course you administer. By linking Panopto to Canvas, you create a unique Panopto folder than can host all the recordings/teaching materials in one easy to access location.  To enable Panopto:

  1. Log in to Canvas using your SSO
  2. Click on the Courses tab
  3. Click All Courses
  4. Click on the course you have access to
  5. Click Settings
  6. Click Navigation
  7. Drag the Panopto Recordings tab into the upper panel. The below panel shows what tabs are hidden to the student
  8. Click Save at the bottom of the page

NB. it is important to note that Panopto can get confused about which folder to go to if you have multiple courses open in different internet browser tabs. To this extent, try to use Canvas and its associated Panopto folder one tab at a time.

Panopto offer very detailed instructions on how to enable Panopto on a Canvas course which can be viewed on their website by clicking the following link: How to add Panopto to a Canvas course

Detailed instructions on embedding videos recorded to or stored in your Panopto folder(s) can be found at the following link: Embedding Panopto content in Canvas

As a creator of Panopto recordings, if you navigate to your Canvas Course and click the Panopto recordings tool, you will see a menu for creating new recordings. Recordings and webcasts are automatically uploaded and published to the associated Canvas course Panopto folder.  After you have created a recording, it uploads automatically.

Image showing location of Panopto recordings

When finished uploading, refresh the Canvas browser window and you should see your recording. You now have additional options to edit, delete, or move the recording to another course folder. 

A training video that shows the basics of using the manual recorder to log in through the Oxford Canvas VLE and record a PowerPoint with audio is here: Recording a PowerPoint talk

A training video that covers the task of moving videos to a specific course is available here: Moving Panopto videos to a Canvas course site

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Local IT and administration staff provide your first line of Lecture Capture support



For more complex queries, contact the central Replay Lecture Capture team