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

How to Share a Panopto Video

This guide will explain how to easily share a video in Panopto. Panopto's sharing options allow you to share your video with specific students, teachers, or with the wider class. You can email a private link or enable access to it via a folder. Once your video is shared, it can be watched and reviewed as needed. 

 This guide will cover how to create a shared link, for additional options see Share a Video and Share a Folder by Panopto. 


Access Panopto

If you are a VU Online student, please refer to your Communication Space or Support and Collaboration Spaces to access the 'Video' navbar link which will redirect you to your Panopto homepage, in a new tab.

1. Go to VU Collaborate and navigate to your Unit Space, VU Online students, go to your Communication or Support and Collaboration Spaces.

2. From the navbar, select Video, this will open your Panopto homepage in a new tab.

select the video button from the navbar


Share a Video

Locate the video you wish to share and select Share.

find the video you are sharing and press the share button


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.

in the share menu press the change link next to the permission information


Then select Public (unlisted) - Anyone who has the link. Once the access setting is changed, the lock icon will also change to a Globe icon.

change the permission to public to allow access


Test and Troubleshooting your shared video

It is recommended to test your shared link to ensure that people can access and evaluate your videos. 

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.

copy and paste the link to your video into the url search bar to test it


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

if you can access the video without signing in your teacher can see it

If it asks you to log in through VU Collaborate, please review and update your access settings.