In addition to streaming videos, either created by Panopto recorder or by outside software, there are additional features available in Panopto.

Viewing statistics for your videos

1. To see statistics about viewing of your Panopto videos, first log into Panopto. Use your Blackboard login and make sure you set Login Using to “Blackboard Learn”.

2. Under “Browse” you should see a list of folders. Choose the course for which you wish to view statistics.

3. You should now see a list of the recordings. In the top right, you also see four icons. The bar graph is the Statistics function. Click this icon.

4. Now you will see summary statistics for this folder. Set the timeframe below the graph for the period that you wish to review. Then click the download link in the upper right.


5. This will download a Zip file. Open the CSV file within in Excel. You will have a list of the recordings viewed, the number of viewing minutes, the specific date and time of the viewing and the account information for the user that viewed the recording.

Captioning videos

Some schools use automated services to generate captions files. Contact your school support person to learn more.

There are three options for do-it-yourself captioning in Panopto:

Using Panopto to Collect Student Videos

Student Submissions

Creating a Student Dropbox Area: Use this option if you want students to be able to submit videos into Panopto.


Student Video Submission as an Assignment: Use this option if you wish to have students submit a video and only you (the instructor or grader), will be viewing it.

Please note that the automated text that appears when you create the Student Video Submission requires modification due to recent changes in the Blackboard Text Editor, see highlight below:

Step 1: Record or upload your video in Panopto. To start creating your video, click here to open your personal folder.
Step 2: Open the assignment in Blackboard and select Write Submission.
Step 3: In the text editor, expand the + tool and select Panopto Student Video Submission.
Step 4: A window will open to show the videos in your personal folder. If your video is located in a different folder, select the correct folder from the drop-down at the top.
Step 5: Select the video you wish to submit and click Insert.
Step 6: Your video will be added to the submission. Add any extra information and Submit.

Adding Quizzing into Videos

Sharing Videos to My Students in Blackboard

By default, folders set up through Blackboard are private to the students in your course. Only students in your course (or other courses that you allow to see that folder) can view the videos.

Note: Panopto has a section called “Everything”. This refers to everything YOU can view. Some videos are made available publicly, which is why you might see videos that are not yours.

To verify that your videos are available only to your students, you can view the permissions on your folder, or your individual videos. Choose the Share button associated with either the folder or video.

The settings should be SPECIFIC PEOPLE and the people should be your course Creators and Viewers.

Sharing Videos Outside of Blackboard

Panopto can be used to host and stream videos to viewers outside Blackboard.Sharing videos outside of Blackboard