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Using Panopto with Your Brightspace Course

Learn how to seamlessly integrate your course with Panopto lecture capture

Setting up Panopto In Your Brightspace Course

If it doesn't already exist, create a module in your course's Content tab called Recordings.

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While in the Recordings module, click the Existing Activities menu and select the External Learning Tools option.

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In the Add Activity dialog box that appears, select the Panopto Video - BRK option.

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Click on the Panopto Video - BRK link to access your course's Panopto folder. 

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You can click the Call-out button to the immediate right of the Subscribe button to open the Panopto folder in its own browser tab.

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Syncing Permissions Between Brightspace and Panopto

IMPORTANT! Make sure you click on the Panopto Video - BRK link at least once prior to using your Panopto folder.


Brightspace automatically synchronizes your course roster with Panopto to allow instructors and students access to course videos. However, this process must be triggered by clicking on the Panopto Video - BRK at least one time prior to use of your Panopto folder. 

Why Can't I Publish my Content?

Many instructors find that, upon provisioning their Brightspace course to work with Panopto, they don't have the immediate ability to publish and release their own content.

At the time of writing, granting publisher rights is a manual process that must be handled by a Panopto administrator.

Please contact the Service Desk at to request publishing rights to your course(s).