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Panopto - How to share a video (without using Blackboard)

Overview
In this documentation, you will learn how to share a video in Panopto.

 
1. Invite People

1.1.  In your video library, hover over the video you want to share and click on the Share icon. This will open your sharing options (Fig. 1).

A video in the video library is hovered over by a cursor. The button "Share" is highlighted by a red box. Figure 1


1.2.  Under People and groups, start typing the name of the person or group with whom you want to share the video (Fig. 2a). Based on the name or group you start typing, a suggested user list will appear for you to select the correct person or group from (Fig. 2b). Note: Underneath People and groups, you will notice information about whom the video is already shared with: the number of groups or people with access and where the video's permissions are inherited from. 

Share menu, Panopto video. Under "People and groups," the text box to enter a person or group is highlighted by a red box.Figure 2a 

Share menu, Panopto video. On it, the name "Dave" is typed into "Add a person or group" textbox, and a drop down appears, listinFigure 2b 


1.3.  Once selected, you can opt to do the following: Notify people, which sends them an email to let them know they have access to the video; Include table of contents and transcript if available, which adds the video's table of contents and transcript to the email sent; and Message, where you can type in a custom message to send to them regarding the video. Once you have done this, select Send to share the video (Fig. 3).  Note: Creator access cannot be assigned at the video level. Creator rights can only be given at the folder level; as such, you will need to grant a user Creator access to the parent folder of the video for which you would like them to have Creator access. 

Share menu, Panopto video. On it, the checkboxes for "Notify People" and "Include table of contents and transcript" are both selFigure 3 


1.4. The person or group will appear in the list of names under People and groups (Fig. 4). 

Share menu, Panopto video. On it, the person who was sent the video appears on the list with "Viewer" access under "People and gFigure 4 

2. Share with a Wider Audience

2.1.  You can also share the video with a wider audience. Select Change from under Who can access this video to change the sharing option (Fig. 5a). A pop-up list will appear with the following sharing options (Fig. 5b). Note: a video inherits sharing permissions from its parent folder. A user may adjust this sharing permission to be more public than the parent folder setting, but not more private. Additionally, Your administrator can change what sharing options are available to you, so you might not see all of these options.

 
Restricted: Share the video with specific people and groups as viewers.

Your Organization (unlisted): Anyone at your organization with whom you've shared the link. 

Your Organization: Anyone at your organization can find and access the video. 

Public (unlisted): Anyone with whom you've shared the link can access the video. 

Public: Anyone can find and access this video. 


Share menu, Panopto video. Under "Who can access this video," the option "Change" is highlighted by a red box.Figure 5a

Who can access this video, Video Share menu.Figure 5b

3. Share using a link
 
3.1. If you have set Who can access this video to any option except Restricted, you can copy and share the link by selecting the Copy Link button that appears.  Link copied will appear at the bottom, indicating that you have successfully copied the link (Fig. 6). Optionally, select the checkbox next to Start at and add the timestamp at which you'd like the video to start when the audience opens the link provided.

"Who has access" menu on the Panopto Share menu. Underneath it, the "Copy Link" button is highlighted by a red box and the messaFigure 6  

4. Social Sharing
 
If enabled by their Panopto administrator, users can share their Panopto videos to certain social media websites. 

4.1. Using the guidance in step 2.1., set the sharing option to Public (unlisted) or Public. The options for Facebook and Twitter will appear in color, rather than greyed out. Select either the Facebook or Twitter icon for the social media site you wish to share the video on (Fig. 7). Please note: If you wish to share the video on a different site, please copy and paste the direct link using step 3, above, instead.

"Who has access" menu on the Panopto Share menu. It is set to "Anyone who has the link." The options for Facebook and Twitter apFigure 7 


4.2. The sharing option for Facebook and Twitter will open in a new browser tab (Figs. 8a and 8b).

Facebook 
Sharing a Panopto Video, Facebook pageFigure 8a
 
Twitter
Twitter Share page, Panopto video appears.Figure 8b ​


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Last updated 5/20/2022 9:26 AM