This section explains Panopto, VU Collaborate's integrated video creation, management, sharing and editing tool.

Submitting your Video Assessment Task in VU Collaborate

When submitting a video assessment task, you should upload the video to the Panopto Platform using the Victoria University internet. Uploading a video from home can take a significant amount of time due to the large file sizes and slow home internet upload speeds. The Victoria University network offers significantly higher upload speeds and will provide a much faster and reliable experience when uploading your video.

  • Have your video prepared and ready in one of the supported video formats. The following formats are the most commonly used: mp4, m4v, wmv, movOther supported formats are: 3gp, asf, avi, flv, mkv, mpg, mpeg, ogv, webm

Video and Photographic Cameras
Most video and photographic cameras will record in their own proprietary format which may not be supported by the Panopto video platform. If you are using a Video or Photographic Camera to shoot your video make sure that you set the recording format to mp4 (or one of the supported formats listed above) before making your video. This will ensure the video can be uploaded to the system.


Below are the links you can use to navigate through the guide:


Accessing Panopto

1. Go to VU Collaborate and navigate to the Space of your unit.

2. Select the Video tab, this will open your Panopto homepage in a new tab.

Select Video

You should not have to log in, but if you do, use your usual MYVU portal username and password. If you are asked for your email address, use the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. email address instead of your username.

3. Click the Next button and take a tour of Panopto and its features.

Step 2 access Panopto dashboard


Uploading Content to Panopto

1. In Panopto click on My Folder.

Step 3 access my folder

2. Select Create, then select Upload Media.

Upload Media

3. You can either drag your media into Panopto or click and search your computer for the file.

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4. Once you have selected your file it will then take a moment to upload.

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The time taken to process the video is approximately the length of the video itself. For example, a 15-minute video clip will take approximately 15 minutes to process.

5. Once the video has been uploaded, close the window.

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6. The video will now take a moment to process - it is normal for this to take a few minutes, please ensure you do not close the Panopto tab at this time.

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Submitting your Content Using Panopto

There are two steps to share your Panopto video and submit it to Assessment Dropbox.


Step 1 - Change your video access

Note that if you don't change the video access and allow Anyone with the link option. Your instructor won't be able to view or assess your videos.

1. Select My Folder to view your uploaded videos and click Share.

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 2. When submitting to a dropbox, you need to ensure that anyone who clicks on that link can open it.

First select the type of access for this video by clicking on the Change link (in blue text colour) next to Who can access this video, then select Public (unlisted) - Anyone who has the link.

Step 4 click on change access

Step 5 who can access this video

3. Once the access setting is changed, the lock icon will also change to a Globe icon.

Step 6 globe icon


Step 2 - Copy the link and paste it to the Assessment Dropbox

1. Under the access settings, click on the Copy Link button.

Step 7 copy link

2. Now, return to your unit on VU Collaborate and go to Dropbox by clicking on Assessments then Dropbox.

Select Assessments in the Navbar to activate the dropdown box and select Dropbox

3. Select the relevant Assessment Dropbox folder by clicking on the title of the assessment.

4. Paste the link (Ctrl+V or Right-Click your mouse and select Paste) into the comment box.

Step 8 paste the link in dropbox

5. If additional documents (such as video scripts or PPTs) are required to be added for your assessment click Add a File.

6. When all files have been added and you are ready to continue, click Submit to complete the submission of your assessment task.


Test and Troubleshooting your shared video

It is recommended to test your shared link to ensure that your instructor can access and evaluate your videos. In some cases, failure to provide the educator with access means the educator cannot mark the assessment which results in a zero mark.

1. To test your shared link, you can either send it to your friends, or family, or self-check using the Incognito mode in your browser.

Step 8 incognito mode

2. Paste the link of your video in the URL/search bar.

Step 10 paste the link in incognito

3. If you can view the video without signing in, which means your instructor can access the video.

If it asks you to log in through VU Collaborate, please refer back to Step 3.1 to change access settings.

Step 11 view video