Uploading videos to Panopto

By | January 6, 2020

Step by step guide to uploading videos to Panopto.

Compatible video formats:

  • Panopto supports different file formats, including AVI, MP4, MPG, WMV, MOV, QT, ASF, 3GP, WMA, MP3, M4V, and more.

How to upload a video to Panopto

  1. Log in to panopto.fcad.ryerson.ca
  2. Click on the ‘Create‘ button on the top of the page and select the ‘Upload media‘.

3. In the “Add files to” panel you can select your course folder and the subfolder for the assignment. 

4. You can narrow your search by searching by term

5. Click on the ‘Choose video or audio files‘ button and navigate to the file’s location on your computer.

6. Upload your file and wait for Panopto to verify that is has been processed (this will usually take 5-15 minutes depending on the length of the video).  

7. Confirm your video was successfully encoded / uploaded. Test it out by playing your video / audio in Panopto to confirm that it works as intended.

8. Your course instructor will automatically have access to your uploaded media.

If the upload finishes but the processing fails.

Cause: The file format is supported by Panopto but the video and/or audio codec is not.

Solution: Change the video and/or audio codec of the video file. Here is an article explaining how to change codecs using Avidemux:

Once you have fixed the codec issues, start the upload process from step one in this guide.

How to view and share your video

  • You can view your own submission and your peers’ (only if the instructor makes this an option) by locating the submission folder with the your course name. The folders are displayed on the right side of your window and fall under a certain semester (i.e., W2020 courses).

  • Share with any peers/group members, if asked by your instructor.
  • You can also share the video by coping and distributing its link.

If you are required to accompany your  submission with a PDF attachment, you should:

  1. Open up the “Settings” button under your video submission
  2. Click “Streams” and then “Upload PDF“.
  3. Once submitted, the PDF will appear next to your video submission. 

If you would like to use the Panopto web-based video editor, consult this guide for alternate upload instructions.