Troubleshooting problems accessing Panopto via Blackboard


Potential issues

I. Activity Stream is displayed after clicking "Panopto Video" link

  • If you are using Safari, the issue can be resolved by disabling “Prevent cross-site tracking" (The steps are also mentioned in Panopto Support: Enable Third Party Cookies in Safari and Enable Third-Party Cookies for Safari on iOS). 
    1. Access “Preferences” in Safari.
    2. Under “Privacy”, uncheck “Prevent cross-site tracking”. (For more about this option, you could refer to Safari User Guide: Prevent cross-site tracking in Safari on Mac)
  • If you have concerns about disabling the above setting, you can still access Panopto directly at using CUHK Login; then search for the course video folder:
    1. Open a browser and access
    2. In the same browser, open a new tab, and enter
    3. Select “Blackboard” and click “Sign in”.
    4. Click “Browse” to locate the course video folder and the videos. You can type and search the course in the search box, or expand the folder named “Blackboard” to find the Panopto folder.
  • Or, use another browser (e.g., Firefox, Chrome) to access "Panopto Video". If you are using a mobile device, you could also consider accessing Panopto with Panopto App. For more, please refer to CUHK EdTech Center: How to log in to Panopto Mobile App

II. Panopto is blank in Blackboard App

In case you would like to access Panopto using your mobile device:

  • Please access Panopto with a browser (e.g., Safari, Chrome) instead of Blackboard App.
    • Please note the potential issue regarding accessing Panopto with a browser (e.g., Safari) (See “I. Activity Stream is displayed after clicking "Panopto Video" link” above).
  • You could also access Panopto using Panopto App. For more about Panopto App, please refer to CUHK EdTech Help Center: How to log in to Panopto Mobile App

III. "Error getting the folder from the Panopto server. It may have been deleted."

IV. “This session link is invalid”

  • The following may help to work around the issue.  Chrome/Edge users report this issue more often than Firefox users.
    1. Clear all browser cache and temporary internet files, including site data
    2. Sign in the Panopto Cloud system at first, then open a new tab to access the Blackboard course and recheck the videos.
  • If the issue persists, please provide us with the Course ID, the name and the location of the item(s) at ITSC Service Desk or for the follow-up.

Further Questions

  • If you encounter any other issues, please contact us at ITSC Service Desk or with the following information:
    • Course ID(s);
    • Screenshot of the issue;
    • Brief description of actions you have taken before encountering the issue;
    • Browser (brand and version) you used to access Panopto.