Moodle: How to provision (enable) Panopto

In this guide:

About Moodle

To provision a Moodle course


About Moodle

Moodle course only needs provisioning once by one user with editing rights, usually any member of staff enrolled on the course.  

Provisioning creates a corresponding folder on Panopto where enrolled users can access video content. By default, students are assigned as ‘Viewers’ (can view videos only) and staff ‘Creators’ (view, create and upload videos to the course folder).

To provision a Moodle course: 

  1. Go to Moodle
  1. If you need to login, enter your UAL username and password and choose Log in 
Screenshot of moodle login screen
  1. Choose a course that you want to provision from your Course overview 
Course overview of Moodle
  1. Choose the Actions (cog) menu near the top right corner of the page and choose Edit Content to turn Edit mode on 
Moodle edit content button
  1. Choose the Hamburger Icon (3 lines icon) from the top left corner of the page to open the Navigation Panel (if not already open) 

Click the Hamburger menu on the left side of the Moodle logo
  1. Go to the bottom of the Navigation Panel and choose Add a block 
Menu with options of "Accessibility report", "Site Administration" and "Add a block"
  1. Choose Panopto from the Add a block menu 
Add block menu which show options for "Online users", "Panopto" and "People"

You need the Panopto option.
  1. The Panopto block will now display on the right-hand side of the page. For mobile phones, the block will be at the bottom of the page 

To complete the process, choose Provision Course 

The box shows the text which reads "This course has not yet been provisioned. There is an option to select Provision course.
  1. You will be redirected to a page confirming the Moodle course has been successfully provisioned 
Shows the Moodle Course interface. The Result option at the bottom confirms when the course has been provisioned.
  1. The Panopto block is enabled and provisioning is now complete 
  1. To use Panopto, go to 
Panopto website interface on the "My Folder" section.
Panopto menu showing how many live sessions, complete recordings and link there are


Each Moodle course only needs provisioning once by one user 

If you see a Panopto block (as shown in Step 10) in your Moodle course, Panopto has already been provisioned 

Once provisioned, users enrolled on the same course will have access to related Panopto content after logging into Moodle or, if already logged in, visiting the Moodle course home page where the Panopto block is located 

You will be able to access all of your videos from any of your Moodle sites that have been provisioned. No additional steps are required. 

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