Panopto’s Blackboard Integration Upgrade – from B2 to LTI 1.3

Background

Blackboard announced that it would no longer support Building Block (B2) based integrations starting in June 2024. Instead, they would transition to a modern, technical framework based on LTI and REST APIs. For more information, please visit Panopto Support: Learn About the Blackboard Building Block Integration Deprecation

CUHK used both B2 and LTI integrations. Due to the technology platform change, it is necessary for us to upgrade to the new integration.

Changes

New courses created in or after July 2024:

  • You can access the respective Panopto folder through the ‘Panopto’ link in the Blackboard course menu. By default, it is underneath ‘Course Contents’.

Courses created before July 2024:

  • If you had videos hosted in two folders (Folder A and Folder B), we created a sub-folder in Folder A and moved the videos from Folder B to that sub-folder. The name of the sub-folder is in one of the following formats:
    • Course ID (Migrated Ultra Folder)
    • Course ID (Migrated Original Folder)

Due to access rights concerns, the sub-folders have been set as unavailable to viewers, and the videos inside the sub-folders are also unavailable.

  • There is a link named “Course ID : Course Name” in the course menu, which refers to the course’s Panopto folder.

If you copy the old course to a new course, you may see a link named “Course ID : Course Name” in Blackboard course menu in the destination course.

Your actions

New courses created in or after July 2024:

Courses created before July 2024:

  • If you can see the aforementioned sub-folders in your Panopto course folders, especially those created on or after 2022-23, please check the share settings of the sub-folder(s) and the video(s) inside.

 

Should you have any questions, please contact us (elearning@cuhk.edu.hk) for further support.