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Embedding Panopto Video Into a Module Site

This helpsheet will talk you through the process of embedding video from Panopto into a module site on Blackboard. The approach outlined below relies on the video you wish to embed, already being uploaded to Panopto within the module in question. Please see the other helpsheets on Panopto for advice on the various ways in which you can record and upload your video.

Embedding Panopto Video Into a Module Site

  1. Navigate to the module site on Blackboard where you wish to embed the video and locate the area where you wish to embed the video – usually this will be ‘Module Content’.
A screenshot showing the main navigation within your Blackboard module site and the 'Module Content' section from where you will embed your video.
  1. At the top of the ‘Module Content’ page you will see the edit menu.
A screenshot showing the main content editor menu in your Blackboard module site.
  1. If you cannot see this menu make sure that ‘Edit Mode’ is turned on to the top right.
A screenshot showing that the 'Edit Mode' is turned on inside your Blackboard module site. If the edit mode is not turned on you will not be able to add content.
  1. Click on ‘Build Content’ and choose ‘Item’.
A screenshot showing the 'Build Content' menu from which you can choose the 'Item' option to add content to your module site.
  1. The ‘item’ edit window will load and you will be able to create your ‘item’ in the usual way.
  1. Put a name in the first box, this should be the title of your video resource.
A screenshot showing the 'Item Name' box into which you should type the title of your item, in this case 'My Embedded Video'.
  1. Click inside the ‘Text’ box and look for the ‘(+)’, ‘plus’, button on the main toolbar.
A screenshot showing the main text editor in the item creation screen. In the main text editor you will need to locate the plus icon (+) at the far bottom right of the editor.
  1. Under ‘Additional Tools’ click the ‘Panopto Video’ option.
A screenshot showing the 'Additional tools' menu within Blackboard from where you can choose 'Panopto Video'.
  1. A new window will load, from where you can select the video you wish to embed from those that have been uploaded to the module site.
  2. Tick the video you wish to embed.
A screenshot showing all the Panopto videos located on your module site. You need to choose which one you wish to embed.
  1. Scroll down the page and press ‘Insert Videos’.
A screenshot showing the 'Cancel' and 'Insert Videos' options. If you are ready to insert your video you can choose 'Insert Videos'.
  1. The video will be automatically embedded into the ‘text’ area of the item you are creating.
A screenshot showing your embedded Panopto video within the text box on the item screen.
  1. You can now add any additional text or pictures etc. before or after the embedded video.
  1. Press ‘Submit’.
A screenshot showing the embedded video displayed with the 'Module Content' section of your Blackboard Module site.
  1. Your item containing the embedded Panopto video will be posted into your ‘Module Content’ page.

Note: If you wish to embed your video into a set folder, say for ‘Week 1’, please navigate into this folder before you complete steps 2 – 13 in this helpsheet.

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