Submitting a Video Assignment in Canvas (Students)


This documentation covers how to create recordings with Panopto and submit them as assignments in Canvas.


Canvas in your web browser or the Canvas Student app


Add your Panopto Recording to a Canvas Assignment

  1. Log in to Canvas at
  2. Navigate to your course in Canvas
  3. In the white Course Navigation menu, select and then to the Assignments 
  4. Select the assignment that you need to submit
  5. On the submission page, select the plug icon to expand the menu 
  6. Select Panopto Video.
  7. Select the appropriate option for your submission
  • Choose a video stored in Panopto

Note: If you have not previously made your Blackboard Panopto available in Canvas you will need to complete the steps in Sharing Panopto Content between Blackboard and Canvas before choosing a video.

  • Upload a video from your device

  1. Select Upload
  2. Select the video to embed (up to 100 video or audio files at a time)
  3. Under Video Embed Options, choose your embedded player preferences
  • Panopto will use this file name as the session name, but you can rename this under Topic Title while the content is uploading.

  1. Select Insert

  • Record a new video
    • Select Record 
    • Under Name your recording, add a title for your video
    • Select Launch Capture or Launch App to record with Panopto for Windows or Panopto for Mac
    • Update you recording preferences for AudioVideo, and Screens and Apps 
    • After recording your video, return to the Canvas tab in your brower
    • Under Video Embed Options, choose your embedded player preferences
    • Select Insert
  1. Your video will appear in the assignment text editor.
  2. Complete the rest of the assignment
  3. Select Submit Assignment 
  4. You will receive a message at the top of the screen that your assignment has been successfully submitted. Your teacher will now be able to watch your Panopto recording.

Outcome: Your Panopto video has been submitted.

Get Help from Canvas

  • Live chat with Canvas support (Students)
  •  Get 24-hours/7-days a week Canvas support
    • Dial the Canvas Support Hotline number located under "Get Help" in the Canvas Global Navigation Menu
  • Contact OIT at 740-593-1222 for questions related to logging in, manually created courses, or third-party tools (Panopto, VoiceThread, Inclusive Access, etc.)

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