How To Prepare your Course Site for Students to Access Panopto Recordings

What Does It Do?

Panopto's Courses (Sakai) integration allows instructors to add and manage their video recordings inside Courses (Sakai). Each recording can be linked or embedded as course content, where students can watch on any laptop or mobile device. 

How You Can Use It

  • Store instructional videos and media in Panopto to leverage additional storage space.

Design Instructions

  1. Making the Panopto Tool Visible to Students

  2. Changing the Location of the Panopto Tool in your Course Site

Making the Panopto Tool Visible to Students

In order for students to access the Panopto tool in your course site, you'll need to ensure the tool is "visible." If the Panopto tool in your course site has an "eye icon with a slash through it" indicating the tool is hidden (see screenshot below), follow these steps to make it visible to your students.

  1. Navigate to your course site in Courses (Sakai).
  2. Click "Site Info" in the left menu.
  3. Click "Tool Order."
  4. Click the gear icon next to the Panopto tool and select "Make Tool Invisible to Students" (see screenshot below).Note the crossed-out "eye" icon. Click the "Gear" icon to reveal the option to make the tool visible.
  5. Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

 

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Changing the Location of the Panopto Tool in your Course Site

In your course site you can easily organize the tools listed in your tool menu, and changing the order of the tools can help ease the navigation of your site for students (see screenshot below).

The Panopto tool can be relocated to a different position in the course site tool menu.  

To change the location of the Panopto tool and move it higher within the tool menu, follow these steps.

  1. Navigate to your course site in Courses (Sakai).
  2. Click "Site Info" in the left menu.
  3. Click "Tool Order."
  4. Locate the Panopto tool and drag-and-drop it to the desired position in the list (see animation below).Drag and drop the Panopto tool into the desired location. 
  5. Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the page.

 

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