Panopto Video Platform

Panopto is a powerful way to create, edit, store, and share videos that integrate seamlessly into your Canvas courses. Videos can include interactive content and quizzes, as well as be placed within playlists and folders to your specifications.

Getting Started with Panopto

You have two options for accessing Panopto, within Canvas and directly through the Panopto Portal.

Accessing Panopto via Canvas.

This is the traditional way we have been accessing Panopto. You will access Panopto within Canvas instead of Panopto's site.

  1. Click the Sign In via Canvas button above.
  2. After signing in to Canvas, if needed, click on the course to add the Panopto video.
  3. From the side navigation, click Panopto.
  4. From the Create button's dropdown menu, choose the option that meets your needs.
    Panopto's Create Options

Accessing Panopto Directly.

Panopto also provides a stand-alone video sharing portal. This portal allows you to upload, caption, and share your videos without having to navigate through Canvas. You can log into the portal using your usual SMU credentials.

  1. Click the Sign In button above.
  2. If not already logged in, st SMU's Panopto site:
    1. Click the Sign In button.
    2. At the SSO window, enter your SMU email and password.
    3. Authorize with Duo, if needed.
  3. From the Create button's dropdown menu, choose the option that meets your needs.
    Panopto's Create Options

Please see the Training & Documentation section for further guidance, if needed.


Getting Started with Panopto Videos

Panopto has provided training videos specifically for SMU.

Creator Training: The Basics of Panopto

Creator Training: Advanced Editor Options for Panopto

Administrator Training: Panopto in a Nutshell

About Panopto

To find out more about the features of Panopto, please visit their website.

Panopto helps businesses and universities create secure, searchable video libraries of their institutional knowledge. Since 2007, the company has been a pioneer in video capture software, video management, and inside-video-search technology. Today, Panopto’s video management system is the largest repository of expert learning videos in the world. Headquartered in Seattle, with offices in Pittsburgh, London, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Sydney, Panopto has received industry recognition for its innovation, rapid growth, and company culture. For more information, visit