Video Assignments

As access to digital communication advances, the requirement to create video is becoming more frequent. Therefore, this page will guide you through recording, editing, storing, and submitting videos for assignments.

First, Panopto is LearnJCU’s video platform. Each subject in LearnJCU has a Panopto video library that is available to all JCU students via subject sites (refer to Figure 1).

When an educator creates a Panopto video assignment submission folder, students of that subject will have access to Panopto for recording their webcam, screen and audio, simple editing and storing videos.

Accessing Panopto

Panopto can be found in LearnJCU subject sites under Books & Tools > Access Subject Video Library.

Screenshot of where to find Panopto in a subject site
Figure 1. Screenshot of where to find Panopto in a subject site

Recording your presentation with Panopto

How to use Panopto Capture (Browser-based recording)

Things to know 

  • The create tool is only available in subjects that have a Panopto video assignment submission folder
  • You can make more than one recording so you can make a test recording if you'd like. After you complete a recording you can start again by hitting 'redo'
  • Don't leave the recording until the last minute, technical issues can occur and it's best to have time on your side.
  • Help is available at the top-right of the Panopto Dashboard
  • Mac users will need to enable screen recording in System Preferences

Recording your presentation with other tools

If preferred, you can use other tools to record:

However, if you use a different tool you are required to upload the exported file (usually MP4 or Mov) to Panopto.

Editing videos

Panopto provides basic editing functions, if you require something more advanced you can try Clip Champ, a free Microsoft program.

Tips on creating non-presentation videos

Submitting your video assignment

How to embed your video into your submission

  1. Click in the Submission box
  2. Click on the Plus in a Circle (last icon in menu bar)
  3. Click on Content Market
  4. Click on Add Video (Panopto)
  5. Click in the circle to the left of your completed video to select it
  6. Click on Insert button (blue button that appears in bottom left)
  7. Change name to reflect assessment title and your surname
  8. Click on Insert
  9. Click on Submit (NOT Save and Close)

Note: If you have been asked to submit supporting documents, you can do so after adding your video but clicking on the three dots to the right of the submission box and selecting 'Edit'. This will allow you to attach files using the paper clip icon.