Monday, February 12, 2018

Panopto Video Assignments Folders

An Assignment Folder is a subfolder that shares its user list with its parent folder, but gives the users some additional privileges. Assignment folders enable Viewer users, such as students, to create and manage their own content, while preventing them from viewing other users' content that has not been explicitly shared or made public.

Creating an Assignment Folder

See Video
  1. Create a new folder in the folder you use for your course by clicking Add Folder, and giving it a name.
  2. Click on the folder to open it, then click on the gear icon in the upper right.
  3. Click on Create Assignment folder. This will create a new subfolder with the same name as the parent folder, but with ‘Assignments’ in brackets.
  4. Close the settings window.
  5. Click on the new assignments folder to open it, then click on the gear icon in the upper right.
  6. Click on Settings. Here you have the option to allow students to see other students’ videos. Note this option is disabled by default. Close the settings window.
  7. You now have a Panopto folder where students have Creator access.

How Students will Use the Video Assignments Folder to Create or Upload Videos

  1. Log in to BlackBoard and find your course. After entering into your course, you should find a link to Panopto in the left navigation. However, your instructor may provide this link elsewhere in your specific class. 
  2. Clicking on the Panopto link will display the main Panopto window, which may include videos the instructor has shared with the class. Then click on the video assignment folder you wish to access. Your instructor may have a separate folder for each assignment. There may be a folder inside that folder with ‘assignments’ in brackets, in which case you will want to open that folder. 
  3. To upload a video, click the Create button at the top of the page and select Upload Media. 
  4. You will need to select a folder here. Choose the folder that corresponds to the course or assignment you are working on. 
  5. Browse to find your video file and click Open. The file will begin to upload. When it is finished uploading, you may close the window. 
  6. Your video will now be displayed in the folder you chose, but it will need to finish processing before the video can be viewed. 

Using Panopto on a Computer to capture your video 

  1. While you can use any method you are comfortable with to generate the video to upload, consider using the Panopto recorder app. With the recorder, you will be able to select the appropriate folder, capture your content, and immediately upload the video. 
  2. To get the Panopto recorder, access the Panopto page in your course, or go to and log in with your KUMC credentials. You will find a link to download Panopto in the upper right by your name. 
  3. After downloading and installing the software, start the recorder, and log in. 
  4. The first thing to do is to select the appropriate folder for your video. You wil only have access to specific folders in Panopto, so choose the one that corresponds to your class and assignment. 
  5. Next, you will want to name the video. By default, it will place the date and time in here, but you will want to change that to include your name, and the title of the assignment. 
  6. You will see you have various possible content inputs. For example, if you have a webcam connected, you should see a preview of that at the left. Beneath that, you can choose a different video or audio source. If you do not want to capture your webcam video, deselect it here. 
  7. While you can change the quality, Standard quality should suffice for any assignment. 
  8. If you want to capture other computer audio, such as mouse click sounds, or audio form a video playing on your screen, check Capture computer Audio. 
  9. Your Secondary sources may vary, but you will typically have a Powerpoint Slides option and a Main Screen option. Check any of these if you wish to capture your screen as well. Note – you do NOT have to capture your screen just to capture your webcam video, so choose only those sources you wish to capture. For example, if you want to ONLY capture your webcam video, uncheck all secondary sources. 
  10. Click the red Record button at the upper left to begin recording. Click Stop Recording when finished. The video will be automatically uploaded. It will take some time to process, depending on how long to video is. 

Using Mobile Devices with Panopto 

  1. The Panopto app is also available for IOS and Android. With the app, you can take video shot with your mobile device and upload the videos in the same manner as with a desktop. With the IOS version, you can also capture video with the app. This function is not available in the Android version. 
  2. After downloading and installing the app, it will ask you what server to connect to. Use: as your server, and log in with your KUMC credentials. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Adobe Connect outage tonight from 8-9pm

Due to needed maintenance of KUMC's Adobe Connect servers, Adobe Connect will not be accessible between the hours of 8pm and 9pm tonight January 23rd.  Please make plans to conduct your meetings before or after this time.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact Teaching and Learning Technologies at

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Install the new Adobe Connect Meeting Application

Adobe recently made a change to the way users access Connect meetings.  Please follow the instructions below to ensure KUMC hosts, participants, and presenters can all access meetings properly.

  1. First, visit
  2. Next, scroll down to the section labeled Meeting Applications for Adobe Connect 9.
  3. Then, choose the link that corresponds to the computer operating system you are using.   
  4. The application will begin to download.  Once it is finished downloading, run the file and the application will install itself.
  5. Try joining a meeting to ensure the application installed properly.
If you are a Windows user, you will notice a shortcut to the application has been placed on your desktop. Do not use this application to try to join a meeting. You will receive an error when doing this. You can still join any meeting by continuing connect a Adobe Connect meeting like you always have. Since this change we do recommend that you use either Chrome or Internet Explorer to open a meeting. 

If you have any further question or issues regarding using the application please contact TLT at 913-588-7107 or


Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Changes to KUMC Blackboard tabs on 12/26

TLT will be updating the way the Blackboard tabs look after login on 12/26.  The main tabs at the top right portion of the screen will be changed to ‘My Blackboard’ replacing the 'Welcome' tab which is the main homepage for Blackboard where you access your course lists and announcements. You will not see any changes to the original page when  accessing this link.                                     

The tabs labeled Content Collection and Resources will be replaced with Instructor Resources and Student Resources.

The Instructor Resources tab will have helpful links to Blackboard tutorials and support procedures, KUMC policies, TLT contact information, technology quick links, library resources and faculty development information.

The Student Resources tab will have links to Blackboard tutorials, technology support contact information, student services links such as Enroll & Pay, online learning guides, accommodations and registrar.  There will be a module for library resources to access the writing center, library staff contact information, testing guidelines and student handbooks.  There will also be a module showing an automatically updated KUMC Academic Calendar.

If you have any questions about the change in the tabs described above, please contact Teaching and Learning Technologies.

Monday, December 4, 2017

Inline Grading with New Box View

The inline grading tool which allows instructors to add comments and highlights to student assignments in Blackboard will be transitioning from Crocodoc to the New box view on January 3rd from 8am-noon.  The only items affected during this transition will be the ability to annotate and comment on submitted assignments. Inline grading will continue to work in your courses after the transition.

The New Box View offers several improvements over Crocodoc, including improved rendering and expanded support for new file types.

What differences can you expect between Crocodoc and New Box View?
Functions and Details
New Box View
File types for annotations
Over 100 different file types (see Box website for details)
Videos and images displayed
Course Areas
Annotation types
Text- and point-based comments, highlighting, and drawing
Point-based comments and highlighting
Users download a copy of a student file with the option to download in the original format or in a PDF version that includes the annotations
Users can download a copy of a student file, but annotations won’t appear
Print function

You can select text to highlight and add comments by clicking the comment icon at the top right of the screen and clicking anywhere on the document to add a comment.

Students will be able to view comments by clicking on the blue comment icon that appears on the document.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Blackboard Scheduled Maintenance (12/1)

Blackboard will be performing maintenance at there data center on 12/1 from 1am - 5am.
During this time SafeAssign may experience intermittent availability.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Digital Whiteboarding Part 3: Web-Based Whiteboards and Mobile Devices

Part 3: Web-Based Whiteboards

There are many free and paid whiteboards available online.  See this website for some recommendations:

A solution rarely mentioned is Google Draw.  If you have a Google Account, and most likely you do, go to
You can adjust the size and shape of the board, change the background color, and it has any number of drawing tools for you to use.  
In particular, it has a Special Characters feature.  If you create a text box, you can go to Insert > Special Characters.  Select the section and subsection of symbols to use.  For instance, you can go to Symbols, then to the right select Math to see a list of characters to help with equations.  You can even draw on a little box to help get the symbol you are looking for.

Search for a special character by drawing it
NOTE: Currently you can only view, not edit, drawings on the IPad.

A popular web-based white board is the A Web Whiteboard, at
You can use the free version as much as you like, one whiteboard at a time, but there is a premium version available if you use the whiteboard a lot, that adds the ability to restrict remote users to view only, and unlimited boards.

Using A Web Whiteboard is straight forward.  To use it live, simply bring the site up on the projected computer.  If you happen to be in a classroom with a touchscreen monitor, you can draw with your finger, or consider bringing a stylus.

Using a mobile device

While there are some apps that allow you to whiteboard with a mobile device, they typically either use a Bluetooth connection to the presenting computer, or both devices need to be discoverable by each other on the same network; neither of which work on this campus.
If you want to wander, try bringing up a web-based whiteboard on your IPad or tablet, and also on your classroom computer.  
Do this using A Web Whiteboard by clicking Collaborate, and bringing up the url on both device's internet browser.  To use Google Draw, you may need to use the Google Drive app on your device. 

Not all devices or whiteboards may be supported.

Want to know more?