A Few Reminders About Best Practices of Sharing Video With Your Students Through Blackboard

  • If you have moved links from a copied course and they are not working, it is likely that the links are:
    • Connected to a web resource that has moved (for example a YouTube video)
    • Expired links from the retired FPA Media ServerScreen Shot 2016-07-18 at 1.44.50 PM
      • If you had content on the server and have not received our communication about migrating from the server to Panopto, you will need to request that network services move the archived copies of your files to a temporary server.  You will then have approximately two weeks to download the materials to your local machine and/or your OneDrive acccount.
      • You may be able to upload the files directly from the temporary server space into Panopto (our video streaming and storage solution), and you will certainly be able to upload them from your local machine.
      • The CFC Staff will be happy to help you make the connections to create the temporary files and to learn how to do the uploads.
  • You can link to any web video resource (such as YouTube), but be prepared to check all such links before the assignment, because those links are subject to change.
  • Although Blackboard seems to have the opportunity to upload video, using that feature is not advised. Uploading video directly into Blackboard will have uncertain results and often will degrade the integrity and functionality of your course.  Instead, we recommend that you use the system that has been designed to integrate into Blackboard to provide streaming video, Panopto.
  • As a professor at WCU, you have unlimited access to Panopto as a creator within your courses and within the folder called My Folder and within any folders you create by associating Panopto with your Blackboard Classes.
  • Access Panopto at panopto.wcu.edu and use Blackboard as your log-in.
  • Panopto is adaptive to the device the viewer is using and to the bandwidth requirements of the users.  This should make it more functional for our distance education users.
  • Panopto also allows you to upload a transcribe your videos to add closed captions to enhance universal design and accessibility standards.
  • We look forward to hearing about how you use Panopto.