Searching in the Panopto Embedded Video Player in the Canvas LMS

Hey there!

I just learned that the embedded Paqnopto video player that’s used in Canvas at Clark College allows you to search for transcribed text.

Stick with me here…

First off, take one of your class or meeting recordings and embed it into a page in Canvas. Once you have it embedded, view the page. Now you are ready to see the magic.

You should see something that looks like this. Click where the arrow is pointing at the bottom of the image.

After you click on the ^, a window will open. Click on the 🔎 icon.

Now you can type in the text to search for. All matches will then be displayed. Click on one of the results.

You will then be brought to that spot in the video recording where those words were spoken.

To return to the list of search results, click on the ^.

That’s it! Pretty cool. I had no idea that this feature was available.

Please share it with your students.

Author: Bruce Elgort

You’ll find this technology professor – an award-winning instructor at Clark College – working hard to inspire and challenge his students with meaningful web development and programming experiences. With a skinny vanilla latte (no foam) in hand, Bruce loves to tinker and test the boundaries of existing and emerging technologies, to then guide hungry minds through memorable, educational journeys to showcase with passion the ever-evolving innovations of society. An industry leader, Bruce is known for co-developing Elguji’s IdeaJam software, and is recognized by IBM as an ‘IBM Champion’ for being an innovative thought leader in cloud technologies.

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