How do I upload a video on my computer to Panopto / Blackboard

Important: Uploading or editing video in Panopto 4.8 requires Microsoft Silverlight. Silverlight is not available on Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge. We therefore recommend Internet Explorer 11, Firefox or Safari for Uploading and Editing.
If you wish to rollover your content each year then you should upload the video on the Panopto website. Videos uploaded into a specific Blackboard course will only be viewable by students on that year’s course.
  • Click on the “Create” button
    Panopto admin homepage. Top has search and crate button. Create button is highlighted
If your Blackboard doesn’t look like the picture above, click here
  • From the list that appears, select “Upload video”
    From the create button a menu appeared. Upload video is highlighted


  • Drag a video or audio file into the dotted area
    Left is an explorer window. Right is a window saying drag content here. A file is being dragged from the left window to the right window


  • Click within the dotted area with the words “Drag video or audio files here”
    A box saying drag video or audio file here is highlighted
  • From the window that appears navigate to the video file
  • Select the video file and press “Open”
    A file open box. A file is selected. The open button is highlighted

Your video will now upload. Depending on the length of the media file, it may take a few minutes to a few hours for the video to process. You may also edit the name of the media file while it is uploading.

Important note: You must not close the window until the page says “It is safe to close this window”

Finished uploading to Panopto 8. It is safe to close this window