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How to Upload Video Files in Panopto

1. Uploading Using the Create Button

Select Browse from the left-hand navigation on your Panopto site, select All Folders or My Folders on the left-hand column, and then locate and select the folder in which you want to record your video.

Browse menu, expanded in Panopto. "Browse," and the options "All Folders | My Folders" are highlighted by red boxes.

Select the pushpin icon in the top right corner to keep the Browse menu open. This will pin the menu open on the page and allow you to browse through different folders without opening the Browse menu each time. Once pinned, the pushpin will appear dark grey and filled in. To unpin the menu, simply select it once more.

Panopto site, with Browse menu pinned. The Pin icon appears with a red box highlighting it.

After choosing your folder, click the Create option and then select Upload Media.

Panopto portal left-hand navigation. At the top, the button + Create is highlighted by a red box.

Create menu, Panopto. On it, the third option down, "Upload media," is highlighted by a red box.

In the window that appears, drag and drop video or audio files into the box or select the box to locate the audio/video files you want to upload. Note: You can drop multiple files into the video upload window at one time to create multiple sessions. 

Add files to window, on it the area where a user can drag & drop files or click to upload files is highlighted by a red box.

The uploading process may take a few moments to finish based on the size and amount of files. Note: Once the upload process is complete, you can close the window. The video sessions will be processed for playback in Panopto. After processing, you will be able to edit your videos. You will receive an email notification when the sessions are ready to view or edit. Certain factors, such as bitrate, aspect ratio, file size, and video length, can impact the time it takes for the video to process.

Animated image of a cursor, highlighted in yellow, drag and dropping a video to rearrange the playlist order.

2. Uploading Using Drag and Drop

Open the Panopto folder to which you want to upload files. Drag and drop the files directly from your machine into the Panopto folder. As the video(s) upload, a status window will appear in the lower right-hand corner. When the video(s) are done uploading, a green check will appear next to their title in this window.  Note: After uploading your video, your Panopto video will process as it normally would. 

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Updated on November 3, 2022

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