How to Create a Panopto Video Assignment

Created by Becky Shiring, Modified on Thu, 04 Jan 2024 at 02:23 PM by Becky Shiring

This guide will show how to create an assignment in Canvas so that students can submit their Panopto recordings for grading.


Step 1: Create an Assignment Folder in Panopto

  1. In the Canvas course, select Panopto Video from the left-hand navigation.  Note: If Panopto does not appear in your course navigation, please follow the guide How to Access Panopto in a Canvas Course: Add Panopto to the Course Navigation, first.
  2. In the course folder that appears, select the Settings icon from the upper right corner, which appears as a cogwheel.
    In the upper right corner of the course folder, the cog wheel icon (for "Settings") is highlighted by a red box.
  3. On the Overview tab of the folder settings that appears, select Create Assignment Folder.
    Folder settings, Canvas course folder. Under "Assignment Folder," the option "Create Assignment Folder" is highlighted by a red box
  4. The assignment folder will be created. Please note: The Canvas integration will automatically add students in your course as Viewers to the course folder in Panopto.
    Assignment folder section, Overview tab of a folder's settings. On it, a link to new assignment folder appears related to the course and is highlighted by a red box

Step 2: Create an Assignment in Canvas

  1. Navigate to your course in Canvas. Select the Assignments tab, located in the left-hand navigation, and then click the +Assignment button in the top right to add a new assignment.
    Assignments tab, Canvas. "Assignments" in the left-hand navigation is highlighted by a red box, and in the upper right corner, the "+ Assignment" button is highlighted by a red box
  2. In the assignment editor, fill out the assignment and instructions in the text box if needed. Instructions for what students can expect from the submission process can be found here.

  3. Make sure that the Submission Type is set to Online and then set to Text Entry so that students have access to the Panopto embed tool.
    New Assignment window, Canvas. The menu for "Submission Type" is set to "Online," and the option "Text Entry" is selected and highlighted by a red box
  4. Click Save at the bottom to save the assignment, and then select Publish when you are ready for students to review it. 
  5. Students can now submit their Panopto recordings here for you to review.

Step 3: Review and Grade Student Assignments 

  1. Navigate to the Assignment and click SpeedGrader in the upper right corner.
    Assignment, Canvas. In the upper right corner, "Speedgrader" is highlighted by a red box
  2. Each submission will include an embedded version of the students' Panopto videos.
    A student's submitted assignment open in SpeedGrader, in Canvas
  3. Complete the assessment of the submission by entering a grade. To learn how to close an assignment folder, please see How to Allow Viewers to Record Videos Using Assignment Folders: Closing an Assignment Folder.

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