Panopto allows faculties to capture their lectures so that students may view them at a later date, through a web browser.
Specifically, Panopto allows students to:
Panopto also has a note taking mechanism that allows students to type in and save notes as they watch the lecture recording.
Provision your course from Moodle to Panopto
• A folder is created on the Panopto’s server where the course recordings are stored.
• Your Moodle account will have access to that folder which included ability to create and manage recordings.
• Granted the students on your course access to the folder to view recordings.
Please note: When you provision a course from Moodle into Panopto, it is a point‐in‐time operation. This means that if students enrolled onto your course after the provisioning occurs, Panopto will not know about it. Therefore you should periodically re‐provision your course by following steps 3 to 4 again to update the user list so it is synced with any new participants.
Record to Panopto
Before you start making your recording make sure all of the equipment including your microphone and camera are plugged in before you open Panopto. If you find that Panopto cannot locate your equipment, please get in touch with the AV (audio visual) team.
Once you have successfully logged onto Panopto you will see the something similar to the following screen:
2. Hover the mouse cursor over the course you wish to create a recording in and click the button Add New Session when it appears.
You will then be returned to the Panopto recorder window and you will notice that Folder name changed from Offline Recording to the name of the folder (course) that you selected.
There are a number of important settings to consider before you start recording:
Folder Name – Select the folder in which you wish for the video to be saved in
Primary Source - section ensure that the correct Video and Audio sources have been selected. By default Panopto will select what is available to it.
By default the Quality is set to standard which is configured for web quality however you can change this to high quality if you wish.
Secondary Capture Sources – by default both Capture PowerPoint and Capture Primary Screen are active. If you are not using one or both of them then simply deselect the box.
Primary Screen – Here you will see a preview of what is due to be recorded. Towards the bottom of this block you will see options to change the quality of the video including Max resolution, Bit rate and Frame rate.
Please note: you cannot change the frame rate once you’ve started recording!
After you click Activate Silverlight you may see the Allow soas.hosted.panopto.com to run “Silverlight?” popup message, just click Allow and Remember to continue.
Once Silverlight has been installed you will be able to play your recording.
You can jump to certain parts of the recording either by click on the contents box or the slides in your presentation.
Save - To save the text either hit Enter/ Return.
Edit / delete - click on the note you wish to change and either click edit or delete buttons that appear.
Privacy - By default, notes under your username will be private, i.e. no one else can see your notes. You can make your notes visible by clicking on Make public (see above).
Click here for more information on notes
Once you click the bookmark button you will be prompted to label your bookmark at the time of entry. Enter a note for your bookmark in the text box, and hit enter to save.
You will see the timestamp of when the comment was made, along with the associated username.
Towards the top of the viewer window you will see the settings option for more advanced features:
Once you click the setting button you will see the following screen:
You can also insert a description for the recording by clicking Edit.