Bb Mailbag: Panopto Video Assignments


Welcome to the Blackboard Mailbag, where we feature a commonly asked question that has been hitting our mailbox recently: Check out our Bb Mailbag archive of previous Blackboard questions and answers or visit for additional resources.

Note:  Features may change with future updates. 

Q:  Is there a way for students to create and submit videos on Blackboard?

Yes!  First you will need to create an assignment and then students will need to use the Panopto Video Ultra (Student Submission Tool).

Creating an assignment

First create an assignment

Read more about How to Create an Assignment in Blackboard Ultra on the Blackboard instructor guide online.

Student submission tool

Here are directions on How to use the Panopto Video Ultra (Student Submission Tool) that you can share with your students.Screenshot of where to find the Content Tools when setting up an assignment

Panopto Student Upload button

For additional FAQs and resources about Blackboard, visit, attend one of our workshops, or reach out to us ( with your availability and we will accommodate small groups and one-on-one sessions.

Have feedback or suggestions on features?  Blackboard’s parent company Anthology hosts The Idea Exchange.  This is a place specifically for Blackboard to track and manage enhancement requests. It allows for things like upvoting ideas and sharing development plans and statuses. You will need to create an account to access the Idea Exchange.

Comments are closed.