Student Created Video Presentations

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Date: Monday, October 26, 2020, 11:38 AM


This book resource contains information on how to access the Panopto media system. Panopto is MNU's video hosting program. This resource will describe how to use Panopto to create video presentations for your coursework.

MNU Media Site Overview

The MNU Media Site (powered by Panopto) is sort of like a private YouTube site for MNU. You can make screen capture videos, upload videos from other sources, and all of it integrates with your courses here in the learning management system (Moodle). If you make a cloud recording of a Zoom meeting, it will be automatically copied to your My Folder in this site. 

The following video provides a brief overview of the MNU Media Site

What is Panopto?

What is Panopto?

Panopto is an online video platform and video repository tool. It is similar to YouTube, but the difference is that Panopto is MNU's private video platform. Panopto allows you to create and share video and audio files within Moodle. Students can use it to create video and audio presentations for assignments, projects, etc.

Panopto Capture

Panopto Capture allows a user to easily record audio, video, and screen capture from their browser, no download is required.  

Additional information can be found on at How to Create a Video Using Panopto Capture (Beta)

How to Record a Video Assignment

This video provides instructions for how to post a video presentation assignment to a discussion forum or assignment activity in Moodle. 

How to Upload a Panopto Video to a Discussion Forum

The following guide offers instructions for how to post your Panopto video to your course discussion forum: 

How to Upload a Panopto Video to a Discussion Forum 

How to Upload a Panopto Video as an Assignment Submission

The following guide offers instructions for how to post your Panopto video as an assignment submission: 

How to Upload a Panopto Video as an Assignment Submission

Creating Videos Using PowerPoint

Students can use PowerPoint to create presentations with both audio and visual elements.  

Microsoft provides great training materials to assist in getting started with creating PowerPoint presentations. 

However, it is important to note that a PowerPoint with voice over, and other audio and visual elements, is often far too large to upload to Moodle; therefore, you will need to save the presentation as a movie file.   Please use these instructions to save your presentation as a video.   Once your presentation is properly saved as a video file, please upload to Panopto following the instructions outlined in the chapter "Uploading and Embedding with Panopto". 

*Please note, depending on file size, this process may take quite a bit of time.*

How to Record Your Screen in PowerPoint

When creating course materials, recording your screen is often necessary.  Panopto is the recommended video platform tool; however, PowerPoint also offers the ability to create a screen recording that can be converted to a Panopto video and posted to the online classroom.

To create a screen cast using PowerPoint, follow these instructions from Microsoft. 

Once you create your screen cast, follow the instructions in the next chapter to upload your presentation to Panopto.

Uploading and Embedding with Panopto

After you have created and properly saved your PowerPoint presentation as a video file, go to the course in which you wish to add the video and follow the instructions below:

1. Go to the section you wish to embed the video

2. Select the resource in which you wish to embed the video.  Most often, a Page, Book, or Lesson resource will be used.  However, a Panopto video can be embedded into the course anywhere a text editor is available.  

3. In the text editor, select the green Panopto button: 

panopto button

4. Select "Upload":

Select Upload and Drag Video

5. Drag your PowerPoint video file to the box provided, and allow time for the file to upload:

Allow video to load

6.  Select "Insert":

Insert video

Using the Moodle Recorder

Faculty and students can also add video to a course by using the "Record a Video" function found in the text editor.  This is the ideal practice if faculty or students are simply wanting to record a webcam or audio.  Please be advised, the Safari browser does not work with this function, so students and faculty should download a compatible browser (Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, or Microsoft Edge).  More information can be found by viewing the following video: