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Allow Students to Record and Share Panopto Sessions

By default, students in a Canvas course can only view but not create Panopto recordings. However, if the course instructor creates an assignment folder (a subfolder of the Panopto Recordings course folder), students can record and manage their own Panopto sessions and upload them to the course assignment folder. By default, student recordings uploaded to the assignment folder are accessible to the instructor and TA, but not other students. Instructors can change the default setting to allow students to view each other’s recordings. 

Set up a student recording assignment folder:

  1. Navigate to the Canvas course.
  2. In the course navigation, click Panopto Recordings.
  3. To open folder settings, at the top right, click the gear icon.
    Gear icon in context, used to open Canvas course settings
  4. In the dialog box, under Drop Box, click Create Assignment Folder.
    create assignment folder in panopto
  5. Close the dialog box.

Optional: Allow Students to View Other Students’ Recordings

By default, students cannot view Panopto recordings uploaded to the assignment folder by other students. However, you can change this setting to allow students to view one another’s recordings.

  1. Navigate to the Canvas course.
  2. In the course navigation, click Panopto Recordings
  3. Click the folder title. A drop down menu will appear.
    user interface showing where folder title can be clicked
  4. To open Settings, at the top-right of the page, click the gear icon.
  5. On the left side of the dialog box, click Settings.
  6. Check the Allow viewers to see each other’s session checkbox.
    Allow viewers to see each other's settings.
  7. To navigate back to the main course folder, click the up arrow.
    User interface showing up arrow, which you can click to return to the main course folder
    Close the dialog box.