Panopto is a video content management system for recording, uploading, managing and sharing all of your video and audio files. It’s a centralized, secure place for recorded lectures, flipped classroom videos, campus events, and more. It comes with built-in video analytics, a web-based video editor, automatic encoding to ensure your videos play efficiently on any device, and a unique search engine that helps your students review material mentioned or shown in their course videos. And when you want to share videos from within Canvas, you won’t find an easier solution than Panopto.

Features

  • Create new, and add, existing videos directly fron Canvas or Blackboard.
  • Automatically builds a searchable database based on the text shown on screen (when you record your computer screen) and the audio recorded during the session.  This database is searchable by your students so they can find the moment in time when you referenced a given word or phrase.
  • The ability to insert quizzes into your videos, allowing you to measure your student's progress toward your module or course outcomes.  These quizzes can be graded and inserted directly into the gradebook or ungraded.
  • A fully featured web-browser based video editor.
  • Integrated captioning solutions including the ability to edit captions.
  • Built-in video analytics including the ability to track how often your course videos are viewed and, in some cases, who has or has not viewed them.

How do I use Panopto to create/manage video content for my course in Canvas?

Setup Panopto in your Course

  1. Log into Canvas (http://canvas.stthomas.edu) and open the course in which you would like to create a new recording.
  2. Follow the directions below to enable Panopto for this course (you will need to complete these quick steps for each course site you would like to create content.  Please note that it is possible to use the same video across multiple courses.)
    1. https://support.panopto.com/articles/Documentation/adding-panopto-to-canvas
  3. Finally, click on the Panopto Recording Menu item in your course.  In the top right hand corner click the sharing icon (it looks like two people sillouettes side-by-side)
  4. Under the Who has access: label, from the drop down menu, choose "Anyone with the link."
  5. Finally, click the close button (The "X" in the top right hand corner)

Install the Recording Software

Panopto requires a software installation to facilitate recording.

Note: All St. Thomas computers have this software already installed. If you do not have it installed, you can add it from the Software Center on your computer. Instructions on how to download software on your St. Thomas computer can be found here on our website

If you are using a non-St. Thomas computer, the first time you use Panopto, you will need to download and install the Panopto recorder application.  This process takes less than a minute to complete and need be done only once on an individual computer. 

  1. Click the Download option for your computer (either the Mac OS X option or the 64-bit Windows option) and run the installer that is downloaded to your computer.)
  2. Once installation is complete, close the panel that gives you the option to download Panopto and then click on the "Create" button and choose "Create a new session." (This process ensures that your web browser recognizes the application you just installed.)
  3. Go to Step 4 under "Make a Recording" for next steps in making a recording.

Make a Recording

Once you've completed the setup above, make a recording for class!

  1. Click on the "Panopto Recordings" link in your course navigation
  2. Click on the "Create" button you will see near the top of the screen
  3. Choose "Create a new session."
  4. Follow the instructions on Panopto's website for additional steps and screenshot examples: https://support.panopto.com/articles/Documentation/5-0-Basic-Recording (NOTE - Step 1 can be skipped because Canvas tells Panopto what folder to save your recording into.)

How do I use Panopto to create/manage video content for my course in Blackboard?

Setup Panopto in your Course

You will need to make the Panopto tools available in your course.  This is similar to how other tool integrations work in Blackboard.

  1. Log into Blackboard (http://blackboard.stthomas.edu) and open the course in which you would like to create a new recording.
  2. From the Course Menu click the "+" button.
  3. Choose Tool Link
  4. Give the menu item a name (for example: Panopto Video)
  5. From the Tool menu, choose Panopto Video LTI
  6. Check the box labeled "Make available to users"
  7. Cick OK
  8. Follow these directions to finish setup of Panopto for this course: https://support.panopto.com/articles/Documentation/Provision-Individual-Courses-Faculty-Staff

You are now setup with ability to start creating video content for your course. Proceed with verifying you have the proper recording software installed. 

Install the Recording Software

Panopto requires a software installation to facilitate recording.

Note: All St. Thomas computers have this software already installed. If you do not have it installed, you can add it from the Software Center on your computer. Instructions on how to download software on your St. Thomas computer can be found here on our website

If you are using a non-St. Thomas computer, the first time you use Panopto, you will need to download and install the Panopto recorder application.  This process takes less than a minute to complete and need be done only once on an individual computer. 

  1. Click the Download option for your computer (either the Mac OS X option or the 64-bit Windows option) and run the installer that is downloaded to your computer.)
  2. Once installation is complete, close the panel that gives you the option to download Panopto and then click on the "Create" button and choose "Create a new session." (This process ensures that your web browser recognizes the application you just installed.)
  3. Go to Step 4 under "Make a Recording" for next steps in making a recording.

Make a Recording

Once you've completed the setup above, make a recording for class!

  1. Click on the "Panopto Recordings" link in your course navigation
  2. Click on the "Create" button you will see near the top of the screen
  3. Choose "Create a new session."
  4. Follow the instructions on Panopto's website for additional steps and screenshot examples: https://support.panopto.com/articles/Documentation/5-0-Basic-Recording

How do I access Panopto to create/manage video content that is not related to a course?

 

Install the Recording Software

 

Panopto requires a software installation to facilitate recording.

 

Note: All St. Thomas computers have this software already installed. If you do not have it installed, you can add it from the Software Center on your computer. Instructions on how to download software on your St. Thomas computer can be found here on our website

 

If you are using a non-St. Thomas computer, the first time you use Panopto, you will need to download and install the Panopto recorder application.  This process takes less than a minute to complete and need be done only once on an individual computer. 

 

  1. Log into Panopto at http://stthomas.hosted.panopto.com, click on the "Create" button you will see near the top of the screen and choose "Create a new session."Click the Download option for your computer (either the Mac OS X option or the 64-bit Windows option) and run the installer that is downloaded to your computer.)
  2. Once installation is complete, close the panel that gives you the option to download Panopto and then click on the "Create" button and choose "Create a new session." (This process ensures that your web browser recognizes the application you just installed.)
  3. Go to Step 4 under "Make a Recording" for next steps in making a recording.

 

Make a Recording

 

Once you've completed the setup above, make a recording for class!

  1. You can now follow the directions below to produce a simple recording.

What if I already have a video I would like to share?

If you already have a video file (for instance, a file that ends in ".mp4" or ".wmv" or ".mov") you can upload that video to Panopto in order to share it with your audience.

 

  1. Whether you are in Canvas, Blackboard or logged directly into Panopto, from the Create menu, choose Upload Media.
  2. Click to choose the file(s) you would like to upload (you can upload mulitple files at once.)
  3. Once the uplaod is complete, you can close the window.  The videos will be processed and ready for sharing shortly.

Click here to download the user guide for uploading media