Panopto CourseCast is a presentation capture application that lets you record, capture PowerPoint presentations; audio and video lectures and share these recordings in a Blackboard course.

Note: if you are having students to create presentations using Panopto make sure that you create a Drop Box folder (see Student Presentations tab below)


Panopto must be initially configured within Blackboard linking it to a Blackboard course. To "link" select Course Tools, Panopto Focus Content, Configure, and Add Course to Panopto Content. Click OK on the Provisioning Results Screen and click Submit.

Please note,
if you plan on students creating and submitting their presentations using Panopto make sure that you create a Drop Box folder (see Student Presentations below). 

Configure and Provision Panopto in Blackboard (PDF) 

How do I?


If you use lecture recordings in other courses; if you plan to use recordings in other semesters or if you want students to be able to access the recordings without any problems - download and review the above (link) PDF "Panopto Best Practices

Sharing Panopto recordings

You must share your recording for students to be able to access them.

If students are having issues accessing your Panopto recordings, please check that your recordings are set to "Shared"

To make the lectures available:

  1. Log into the Panopto Recorder.
  2. Select the tab for Recording Status, then select the option "Manage My Recordings" located to the right of the screen.
  3. Locate the name of lecture(s) and hover the cursor to the right of the name. The set of icons will appear. The "sharing" option is the first icon, click to select.
  4. The next screen will open and you need to select "Make Public."
  5. You will have choose the Make Public option for each recording that you wish your students to be able to access.
  6. You can then close the window and the recorder.

Watch the video, Sharing Recordings or download the PDF Instructions (see Page 4).

Disable automatically generated emails

You can disable the emails generated when Panopto videos are made. Please note that the setting is an "all or nothing" option however.

To disable Panopto email notifications:

  1. Access
  2. Log in BB9 Production System then log in with your Campus credentials
  3. On the Panopto screen, click the bb9\username (top right corner), select User Settings
  4. Uncheck the option "Send me notifications"

Panopto Drop BoxStudent Presentations

Panopto "Drop Box" can also be set up to allow students to record and upload presentations (student instructions available at here.


Create a Panopto "Drop Box" to allow student recordings

As an instructor, you must first set up and configure your Blackboard course for Panopto. Directions on how to configure a Blackboard course for Panopto Lecture can be found here.

Once the course is “provisioned” for Panopto, you then create and share Panopto “Drop Box” folders that will allow students to download Panopto recorder, record and upload their lectures/presentations.

To create a Drop Box folder:

    1. Select Course Tools menu tab
    2. Select Panopto Focus Content 
    3. On the Panopto Focus Content screen select Panopto Folder Settings (located just above Links). This will re-direct and open the sessions folder on the Panopto server.
    4. Select the Overview tab on the Overview tab under Drop Box icon click the Create Drop Box button 

Make Panopto Recorder available to students

You also need to make the Panopto recorder download links available. There is no direct link for students in Blackboard, so you need to provide the download/installation information.

Below is sample text that can be used:

You (student) will need to download and install the appropriate Panopto recorder on your computer (either PC or MAC).

  1. From a web browser go to
  2. On the User Login pane, click the down arrow to select BB Production System, click Login.
  3. Type in your Campus username and password, click Login.
  4. On the Panopto session screen, click the "Record" icon (located at top right) then select the download icon for either PC or MAC.

You may download and review the PDF instructions located at on the Panopto for Students webpage or directly here.