Sharing Panopto Content Between Blackboard and Canvas


When you access Panopto via Canvas you will not automatically see your Blackboard content and when you access Panopto via Blackboard you will not automatically see your Canvas content. Therefore, you must manually share the content between the two accounts.

These steps are intended for users who want to share the same Panopto content in both Blackboard and Canvas courses.


Blackboard, Canvas, Panopto


Before you begin, please note:

All Panopto users will have two accounts, one for Blackboard and one for Canvas.

  • Blackboard Panopto accounts use only your OHIO ID (bs797816).
  • Canvas Panopto accounts use your complete email address (

In step #4, it is critical that you log out of all Ohio University systems before logging into Panopto. We highly recommend using two separate web browsers for this process. (Firefox, Chrome, Edge, Safari).

  1. Log in to Canvas at
  2. ​Select any course for which you are the instructor
  3. In the left, white, Course Navigation Menu select Panopto Video

 Screen shot of navigation menu with "Panopto Video" outlined in red

Note: If the Panopto Video tool is not visible in the Course Navigation menu:  

  1. In the Course Navigation menu, select Settings  
  2. Select the Navigation tab  
  3. Under Drag items here to hide them from students, drag Panopto Video up to the Drag and drop items to reorder them…section 
  4. Select Save
  1. Once you see the Panopto window open in Canvas:
  • Log out of all Ohio University systems in your web browser OR
  • Switch web browsers completely (recommended)
  1. In a new web browser window, log directly into Panopto using the link below:

  • Choose “Blackboard Production” as your login method

Screen shot of the log-in page with "Blackboard Production" outlined in red

  1. In the left-side navigation menu, select Browse from
  2. Under Browse, select the My Folders tab
  3. In Search my folders...enter the name of any course or folder you wish to share videos from, or select it from the displayed list 

Screen shot of the browse screen with fields outlined in red

  1. Once the folder opens, in the upper-right corner, select the share icon 

Screen shot of the folder screen with the share icon outlined in red

  1. In the pop-up window, in the Add people a groups field, enter your OHIO ID and select the option with your full email address after “\unified”. This is your Canvas user profile
  • Example: unified\|

  1. In the drop-down menu to the right of your name, select Creator 
  2. Under your name, toggle off the Send an email to notify people option

Screen shot of the share page with the send email toggle and save button outlined in red

  1. Select Save
  2. Repeat Steps 7-13 for all additional folders you wish to share with your Canvas account 
  3. Once all folders have been shared with your Canvas user profile, in the  upper right corner select Sign out

Screenshot with the profile icon and sign out button outlined in red

  1. Log back into Panopto at by selecting Canvas from the drop-down menu

Screenshot of the login page with Canvas outlined in red

  1. Select Browse to view the folders that were shared from Blackboard

Screenshot of the browse screen

  1. You can now add any videos from these folders to your Canvas courses

Note: If there are nested folders within your shared folders and do not see them, you will need to share those folders as well from your Blackboard user profile.

Outcome: Your Blackboard Panopto videos should now be available in Canvas.

Get Help from Canvas

  • Live chat with Canvas support (Faculty) 
  • 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, test courses/manually created courses, or third-party tools (Panopto, VoiceThread, Inclusive Access, etc.) 

Get Help from OIT

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