Add a link to a session in Blackboard

Give more context to your Replay sessions by adding links to them in the content areas of your Blackboard course.

Doing this for your recorded lectures isn’t necessary. Consider it if you use Replay outside of the classroom to create materials for your students to view in their own time, or if you want to link to sessions in Blackboard content areas to provide more context.

While you could just copy & paste links to sessions, you run the risk of linking to something that your students don’t have the rights to see. Use the Panopto Video Link to only add sessions that your students can see.

If you want to add a link to a session contained in a different Panopto folder, you’ll need to add that folder to this Blackboard course before you continue. If you don’t want all of the sessions in that folder to be available in this Blackboard course, consider copying the session instead.


  1. Go to the content area in Blackboard where you want the link to appear
  2. Make sure you’re in edit mode
  3. Blackboard tools dropdownClick Tools
  4. Blackboard Panopto video linkClick Panopto Video Link
  5. Screenshot_022714_052235_PM
    1. Select the Panopto folder the session is in. Note this drop down will only show folders available to this Blackboard course, as well as public folders, preventing you from linking to sessions the students can’t see.
    2. Select the Panopto lecture from the list of sessions in that folder
    3. Add a title and an optional description.
    4. Click Submit

Panopto folders, sessions, and course copies in Blackboard

When a course is copied in Blackboard (eg if you’re building your course for the new academic year), you will need to add the Panopto folder to the new course before the students can see the recording

Leave a Reply

Your e-mail address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Name *