Panopto (Event Capture)

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UWE’s chosen supplier of event capture software is Panopto. It is available from staff desktop PCs, laptops and Macs and has been installed in most lecture rooms across the University.

In the classroom, Panopto is used to record events such as lectures. Some larger lecture theatres have been fitted with equipment that automatically records timetabled lectures, also referred to as auto-scheduling. If you have received an email to say you are timetabled in such a room, please refer to UWE’s Auto-scheduling webpage for guidance.

From the start of the academic year 2019/20, Panopto will also be used for staff-led recordings of student presentations in the classroom. Staff can also record desktop presentations and other videos for their programmes and modules using Panopto.

To get started, visit UWE’s Event Capture website, which sets the context [What is Event Capture] for the use of event capture, and includes links to the following:

Panopto has been used for many years across the Faculty of Environment and Technology. Examples of effective use of the technology include software demonstrations, short clips for students to watch before lectures, providing feedback to students, supporting students in developing their presentation style, and using the visualiser for annotating documents, for example with diagrams or mathematical calculations.

When using any recording technology, it is always important to consider any data protection issues that could arise, such as:

  • Pausing or stopping recordings if the conversation in the classroom reveals sensitive information.
  • Closing emails and other documents which may contain confidential or personal information before recording on any device.
  • If using a camera, be aware of what can be seen by the viewers.

Finally, copyright legislation also needs to be considered, for example YouTube or other videos should not be recorded; instead a link to the original video should be inserted in to the recording.

The support functions of using Event Capture are split two ways.

Guidance

Supporting guidance is available through the Event Capture training and e-learning page, which incorporates links to the dates for face-to-face training, the link to the e-learning videos and a link to the comprehensive Panopto manual. There is also a training session for editing recordings which includes how to add YouTube links and quizzes to recordings. Guides for both of these sessions are available on the Training Documents webpage.

Guidance is also available through the Panopto Event Capture pages on UWE’s Blackboard Support website.

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For issues with the teaching space and between Panopto and Blackboard

If your problem relates to any of the equipment in the teaching space (or your office) such as a microphone or a camera not working, or any other aspect of the AV/IT equipment, then please contact ITS on extension 123 or visit one of the IT Service Desks.

If you are having issues with the Panopto software and Blackboard, for example, you are unable to publish, cannot record to your module, or any other issue that is focused on the software, please contact ITonline@uwe.ac.uk.