Although there are plenty of ways to add a Panopto video into Blackboard, in this post Graham Robinson shares his favourite.
Best of both worlds
Most people choose to either post a link to the Panopto website or insert the video directly into Blackboard using the “Embed” feature. I like to do both.
First of all open up the location in Blackboard you wish to insert the video. In another window open the Panopto administration page (that’s either https://coursecast.soton.ac.uk or the “Recorded Sessions” area of your Blackboard course).
In Blackboard choose “Weblink” from the “Build Content” menu. (You can enlarge the pictures in this post by clicking on them)
The “Create Web Link” page will appear. Before you continue make sure you can see the HTML button …
… in the description area. If you can’t, press the “Show more” button.
Now move to Panopto. Locate the video you wish to embed and hover your mouse over it
Click on “Settings”
Copy the name of the session into the Blackboard “Name” box and the Viewer link into the “URL” box
Next click on “Outputs” in Panopto
Copy all of the text from the Embed box
In Blackboard press the HTML button
And paste in the code from the previous step. Click Update to close the window.
Finally press submit
You’ll now have a video in Blackboard that shows automatically to students, but with a link that clicks through to the full Panopto version. The full version shows high quality video to students with a good internet connection but plays quicker lower quality video if they have a poor connection. They also get the slide notes and bookmarks. The embedded video also makes it quick to see if it is the right video without leaving Blackboard.