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Inserting Panopto Videos

​Once a Panopto video has been recorded, it can be displayed in Content using the "Add a Video" option. Panopto recordings can also be embedded within Content pages using "Insert Stuff" if context for the video will be provided. Recordings can also be embedded within News items, Discussion descriptions, and anywhere else that has the HTML Editor in D2L.

Upload a Video to Content

If adding a video on its own to Content, upload it using the "Add a Video" selection.

  1. Navigate to the module in which to upload the video.
  2. Select Existing Activities.
  3. Select Add a Video.
  4. A menu will open with options:
    • If the recording exists in the course Panopto folder, select it from list of videos in the "Choose" tab [A], which will be selected by default.
    • If the video comes from a prior course, select the course name [B], then select Everything, then search for the title of the video. See Inserting a Video from a Previous Section for detailed instructions. 
    • If the video has not been uploaded, select the Upload tab [C], then drag and drop a video file or locate the video file on the computer.
    • If the video needs to be recorded, select the Record [D] tab and choose to record in-browser with Panopto capture or using the Panopto recorder.
      add video modal menu
  5. When the video has been chosen, select Insert.
  6. The video file will appear as the last item in the module. To view it, select the link.

Embed a Panopto Recording with Insert Stuff

The following instructions outline how to embed a Panopto video on a page within a module in Content using "Insert Stuff." Panopto videos can also be added to other places in D2L that have the HTML Editor, like News items and description areas for Submission folders, Quizzes, and Discussion Topics and Forums.

  1. Select Content in the course navigation bar.
  2. Navigate to the module in which to embed the video. 
  3. Select Upload/Create.
  4. Select Create a Page from the dropdown menu. 
  5. A new page will be created and the HTML editor will appear. Enter a title [A] for the new item.
  6. In the following text field [B], enter text that should appear with the Panopto video, such as a brief description or assignment instructions.
  7. Select the Insert Stuff [C] icon.
    create a file and insert stuff
  8. A pop-up menu with options for adding different types of media will open. Select Panopto Insert Stuff
  9. Find desired video [A]:
    • If the video has not been uploaded, select the Upload tab, then drag and drop a video file or locate the video file on the computer.
    • If the video was previously uploaded, select it from list of videos in the "Choose" tab, which will be selected by default.
    • If the video comes from a prior course, select the course name, then select Everything, then search for the title of the video. See Inserting a Video from a Previous Section for detailed instructions. 
  10. Select the Insert [B] button. 

    Note: If the Insert button is not visible, use the rightmost scroll bar [C] and scroll down to reveal the Insert button.

    Select Video Then Insert
  11. A preview of the file will generate. Select Insert again to confirm.
  12. Select Save and Close.