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Authorizing Embedded Media Library (Panopto) Videos to View in Canvas (Student Guide)

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Many instructors elect to include a "Welcome" or "Course Trailer" style video in their Canvas course syllabus or front page. Depending on how the video is embedded and shared on the Canvas page, you may need to authenticate into the Media Library (also known as Panopto) to view the video.

If you see an embedded video on a Canvas page (whether it be a welcome video or some other video) with the button that says "Click to sign in and play video," it is because you have not yet authorized the Media Library (Panopto) to play content for you.

  1. Press the "Click to sign in and play video" button in the middle of the embedded video player.
  1. To avoid seeing this message each time you want to watch a video, select the "Remember my authorization for this service" check box.
  2. Click the "Authorize" button.

The video will now load for you back in Canvas.

 For more help, please contact [email protected].

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