Panopto: Share Recordings


Publish Recordings

When you stop a recording, it will automatically publish the recording to the Panopto folder that you set prior to starting the recording. See our FAQ on Panopto Folders for more information about the different types of folders in Panopto.

After the recording is uploaded and processed you will be able to view it. If you selected your Canvas course folder in Panopto then your students will be able to view it from the “Panopto” button on your Canvas course menu.

Panopto also allows you to record and upload to a folder without automatically publishing them for students to see. Use the ‘Publish’ feature in Panopto to publish recordings at your convenience that have been uploaded. We recommend you first configure the ‘Publish’ feature in the proper Panopto folder before recording and uploading.

Note: It is possible to publish a recording to a non-course folder in Panopto, and then move/copy the Panopto recording from one Panopto Folder to another. For instance, this process can be helpful when you want to edit a recording prior to making it available for students in Canvas.


Find Your Zoom Cloud Recordings and Share Them in Canvas

Zoom Cloud recordings are automatically uploaded and saved to Panopto after the meeting ends.

By default, Zoom Cloud recordings in Panopto are only viewable by the meeting host. In order for students in Canvas to view Zoom Cloud recordings the host must copy or move them into the correct Panopto course folder. Students will not be able to download nor share them with others outside the Canvas course. In addition to better control over who can view Zoom Cloud recordings, Panopto also provides the tracking and viewing statistics, as well as video editing tools.

The meeting host can locate their Zoom Cloud recordings in Panopto under a folder called ‘Meeting Recordings’ or ‘Zoom Default Folder’. If you do not see one of these folders, please contact: panopto@georgetown.edu

Note: We recommend Canvas instructors enable Panopto in your course before sharing Zoom Cloud recordings.

  1. Login to the Georgetown Panopto website (new window).
  2. Click on the ‘My Folder‘ button on the left side of the page.
  3. Click on the ‘Meeting Recordings‘ Folder.
    my folder, meeting recordings folder
    If you do not see a Meeting Recordings folder then follow these steps:
    a. Click the Browse button on the left side of the page.
    b. Click the My Folders tab.
    c. Scroll down on the list and expand the Zoom Default Folder.
    d. Click your NETID@georgetown.edu folder.
    Browse for Zoom Default Folder
  4. Locate the Zoom Cloud recording you want to share.
  5. Mouse over the recording thumbnail, and click on the “white box” that appears in upper left part of the video thumbnail.
  6. Click the Move button along the top of the page.
    mouse over thumbnail and click the box that appears
  7. In the ‘Move Session(s) to’ window… Click in the choose a folder or start typing… field.
  8. Click the “down arrow” next to LMS Content [Canvas].
    LMS Canvas Content folder
  9. Click the course folder that matches the course in Canvas (e.g. ENGL-101-01.Summer2020).
  10. Click the green Move button.
    move recording

Embed a Panopto Recording in Canvas using the Rich Content Editor (RCE)

Canvas instructors, TAs, designers, and students can record, upload and embed Panopto recordings in Canvas anywhere the Rich Content Editor appears.

  1. Login to Canvas (new window)
  2. Go to the course where you want to embed a Panopto recording
  3. Select the area in your Canvas course (e.g. Discussions) where you want to embed a Panopto recording.
  4. Then, follow the instructions to how to embed recordings using the Rich Text Editor in Canvas.

    Note: You may have to click the “three-dot menu” on the right side of the Canvas Rich Text Editor tool to reveal the “plug” icon.

Share Panopto Recordings with Anyone or Specific People

Note: If an instructor has enabled Panopto in their Canvas course, and/or has embedded Panopto recordings in Canvas using the Rich Content Editor, then there’s no need to make any changes to the ‘Share’ settings in order for students to view them in Canvas. Panopto automatically allows students in Canvas to view any recordings uploaded and published to the specific Panopto course folder. Learn more about Panopto folders.

If you have a need to share recordings with people not associated with a Canvas course (can be shared with people outside or university), please review the sharing options and instructions below.

  1. Restricted: This option allows you to share the specific recording with specific people using their email address.
  2. Your Organization (unlisted): Choosing this option will enable viewing access for anyone who has a NetID and a link to the recording. Unlisted means that the recording won’t be listed in the ‘Everything’ folder nor discoverable by anyone browsing the Georgetown Panopto website. The recording can only be accessed by having a direct link.
  3. Your Organization: This option will enable viewing access for anyone who has a NetID, and the recording will be listed the under the ‘Everything’ folder in Panopto. A direct link to the recording is not needed as it can be discovered by anyone browsing the Georgetown Panopto website.
  4. Public (unlisted): By selecting this option, the recording won’t be discoverable by anyone browsing the Georgetown Panopto website, but anyone with the direct link can view the recording.
  5. Public: This option will allow anyone on the Internet to find and access the recording. No sign-in required.

Before you begin, make sure to login to Georgetown’s Panopto website (new window).


Don’t see what you’re looking for or need help?

Check out the Panopto FAQs or Support and Training page to get help.