Blackboard Ultra Help & Support

Blackboard Ultra: Submitting a Video Assignment Through Panopto

This helpsheet will guide students through the process of submitting a video assignment through Panopto, on a module that is using the new and latest version of Blackboard, known as Blackboard Ultra. Please note: this helpsheet is for students on a Blackboard Ultra Course only, and does not refer to courses on Blackboard Learn Original. Your module tutor will tell you if you are using an Ultra course, however to understand the difference please see the below image.

Two images presented side by side in their own boxes. The left image shows a Blackboard Original Course, distinguished by its black links menu on the left hand side and a banner image at the top. The right image shows a Blackboard Ultra Course, distinguished by its white theme, no banner and a person icon with the instructor's name.

Video assignments are used across a range of subjects in the university, and are a great way to show your planning and presentation skills, as well as strong subject knowledge and the ability to research well.

It is incredibly important that you follow this guide carefully to ensure that your video assignments are submitted correctly, and that your module tutor can assess the work efficiently and on-time. There are two simple steps to completing your Panopto Video Assignment in a Blackboard Ultra Module.

Step 1 – Record or Upload your Video to the Panopto Assignment Folder

The most important step in the submission process is ensuring that – whether you record your video in Panopto or if you create it in another programme such as PowerPoint and upload to the Panopto tool – you must store the video in the assignment folder. For example, this is likely to be presented within Panopto as the name of the module + [assignments] i.e. Applied Mathematics 2021 [assignments].

  1. Navigate to your Blackboard Module and locate the Module Resources Folder.
  2. Then, locate and click on the title of the Panopto Tool Link – it might be labelled slightly differently in your module, but by default this is called ‘ Videos on Panopto’.
A screenshot of a Blackboard Ultra Course. The Module Resources folder is shown and expanded to reveal a list of content items, a 'Videos on Panopto' link is highlighted by a red box.
  1. When you click the tool link, you will be taken to the module’s Panopto Folder, where you will see any videos made available to you by the lecturers and tutors on your course.
  2. Then, open the assignments folder, this will be displayed above any videos made available in the module folder, for example in the image below:
A screenshot of a module folder in Panopto, a red box highlights an assignment folder displayed above the video content, it has the text [assignments] appended to the title.
  1. Next, click the green Create button at the top of the screen, which will allow you to either record your video in the desktop application or the web version, or upload a file from your computer.
A screenshot showing the 'Create' button in Panopto, the menu is expanded to reveal, in order, Panopto for Windows, Panopto Web Capture, Upload Media, Playlist and New Folder.

You can re-record your video as many times as you need before the deadline of the assignment. If you have already recorded your video to Panopto, but have saved this within your personal folder, then you will need to move this to the assignments folder in order for your submission to be complete.

Step 2 – Submit your Panopto Video to the Blackboard Assignment

Now that you have recorded, or uploaded, your video to the module assignment folder, you are ready to submit your file to be marked and reviewed by your module tutor – if you have not yet recorded or uploaded your video, you may want to do so before proceeding with this step.

  1. Navigate to your Blackboard Module and locate the Assessment Folder.
  2. In the Module Content section, open the Assessments Folder, and click on the title of the relevant assessment.
A screenshot of the Assessments folder on a Blackboard Ultra module. A submission point is shown with a due date and time.

This will open a small tab on the right-hand side of your screen, which contains an overview of the assessment due date, the number of attempts you are allowed and the marks available.

  1. Click on the ‘View Assessment’ button at the bottom of the page.
A screenshot of the View Assessment Details and Information window presented when you click on the title of a Blackboard Assignment in Ultra. A black View Assessment button is shown at the bottom of the screen.
  1. You will be presented with the title of the assignment, all instructions provided by your module and links to any relevant support resources, as well as the details and information about the assignment.
  2. In the section labelled ‘Use this space to build your submission’ click the ‘Add Content’ button.
A screenshot of a Blackboard Assignment that is set-up to receive Panopto videos. The Submission section, displayed underneath the assignment instructions, shows an Add Content button.

This will open a submission textbox.

  1. Locate the ‘Insert Content’ button located at the end of the toolbar (+) and expand the menu to reveal the LTI Item option from the drop-down list.
A screenshot of a Blackboard Assignment that is set-up to receive Panopto videos. The inset content menu is expanded and shows a list of options, the bottom option is LTI Item.
  1. You will see a list of tools, select the ‘Panopto Deep Linking Tool‘.
A screenshot of a Digital Tools menu which shows a tools represented by their logo and name. The tool shown in the image is the Panopto Deep Linking Tool.

This will open a familiar Panopto Interface from other Blackboard Modules.

If you have not yet recorded or uploaded your Panopto video, please see step 1 of this helpsheet, otherwise follow these steps carefully:

  1. Expand the drop-down menu at the top of the screen, and ensure that you locate the module assignments folder.
A screenshot of the Panopto interface accessed via a Blackboard Assignment. The folder search drop-down is expanded to reveal the module file, with a sub folder for submitting assessments.

Please note: this folder is likely to be presented as the name of the module + [assignments] i.e. Applied Mathematics 2021 [assignments]. Your video must be stored in this folder, if you cannot locate your video, you have not correctly uploaded it to the assignment folder, and need to revisit step 1 of this helpsheet.

  1. Click the circle checkbox next to the thumbnail of your video to select it for submission.
A screenshot of the Panopto interface, the assignments folder has been selected from the drop-down, and a video is shown with the student ID and title. A circle checkbox is filled with grey to show it has been selected.
  1. Locate the green Insert button in the bottom right hand corner and click Insert.
A screenshot of a green insert button located in the bottom right corner of the image.
  1. You will be presented with a text box to change the display name. Click the black Insert button.
A screenshot of a dialog box titled Insert LTI Item. The name in the Display Name field matches that of the video uploaded in Panopto. A cancel and insert button is shown.
  1. Your video will be embedded into the submission box, and you will see the thumbnail.
A screenshot of a Blackboard Assignment that contains an embedded Panopto Video in the Submission Section. The submit button is located in the bottom right hand corner.
  1. Click the Submit button in the bottom right hand corner to send your video to your tutor for marking.

You have now successfully submitted your Panopto Video Assignment in a Blackboard Ultra Module. If you require further support, please contact the Digital Education team by emailing digitaleducation@lincoln.ac.uk.

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