Panopto video capture
Panopto is a video platform which allows you to record video and audio, capture your slides and desktop, edit, caption, add interaction, and securely store and release your content to students through Blackboard.
Staff can record desktop presentations, demonstrations and lectures for online delivery using Panopto. You can easily restrict these recordings to a particular module cohort by saving them to a module folder in Panopto. There is also the option to change the permissions to make your videos more widely available, for example if you record content for outreach or public events.
In the classroom, Panopto is used to record lectures and presentations. Some large lecture theatres have been fitted with equipment that automatically records timetabled lectures, known as auto-scheduling.
Panopto can also be used for staff-led recordings of student presentations in the classroom, and from 2021 should be used instead of Kaltura for students to record themselves (see Using Panopto with Online Assessment, and direct students to Panopto Student Submissions).
Panopto is available from staff desktop PCs, laptops and Macs and has been installed in most lecture rooms across the University.
Keep the recordings relatively short (for example, break up an hour’s lecture into three 20 minute recordings). Make sure the audio is good quality, using a microphone or headset if possible. Read the articles Desktop recording (using Panopto) and Replacing face-to-face lectures with recorded lectures – good practice for more tips.
Examples of effective use include software demonstrations, short clips for students to watch before lectures, providing feedback, and using a 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:
- Close emails and other documents which may contain confidential or personal information before recording on any device, and switch off pop-up notifications.
- Be aware of what can be seen on camera and make sure there is nothing confidential or inappropriate.
- Particularly for filming involving students, pause or stop recording if the conversation reveals sensitive information, and ensure this is not published.
It is good practice to provide captions and transcripts to make your recordings accessible.
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. See Panopto recordings – The safe and effective way to include YouTube content for how to do this.
If Panopto is not already installed on your machine, see Installing Panopto for instructions. Panopto is linked to your Blackboard account, so always use the Blackboard login option if prompted. Use the icon on your desktop to start a new recording, or go to https://uwe.cloud.panopto.eu/ to manage your recordings. If you click on Browse on the left of your Panopto homepage, you will see that you have access to folders corresponding to the modules and programmes you are enrolled on in Blackboard.
See Using Panopto to create desktop recordings – video guides for step-by-step instructions. The LDC also offer Panopto training.
How to improve the quality of recorded audio in a teaching room.
Tips on using Panopto to make engaging desktop recordings.
Compare the different tools for running asynchronous tests and quizzes.
This video explains why PowerPoint may become your new best friend for producing your recorded lectures.
Tips for helping students use Microsoft Teams for group work and research projects.
Panopto and Collaborate can both be used for assessed student presentations – which is best for your scenario?
Various ways of putting together different recordings or takes to give your students a seamless experience.
Learn how to set up and share a Panopto playlist.
How to insert one Panopto recording into another – add content you forgot to record or captured elsewhere.
Two slightly more complex ways of combining videos in Panopto – merging, and adding streams.
Advanced Panopto editing working with different streams, including how to add and remove slides.
Create a transcript from automated captions.
Make your desktop recordings more accessible by using Panopto automatic captioning.
How to get your recordings to look the way you want.
For teaching staff who have joined the Faculty recently, or existing staff who’d like a reminder…
If you use Panopto quizzes, make sure you understand how to link to the Panopto recordings correctly.
You can use Mentimeter within your Panopto recordings to keep them interactive just as you would in a classroom.
Important information for staff recording student presentations using Panopto
Download audio from Panopto to make podcasts or use in Xerte.
If you want to edit a recording from Blackboard Collaborate, you will need to download it and upload it into Panopto.
Suggestions for active learning activities using Panopto tools.
Encourage students to get more from your video recordings by adding bookmarks, taking notes and discussing with classmates.
Here are some tips that students might find helpful when watching Panopto event capture recordings.
How to make and send video and audio feedback for students
This is a list of current TEL-related training events at UWE.
Guest post from our colleagues in HAS.
Delivering content outside the lecture theatre – tips for desktop recordings.
A workaround for recording your meetings in Teams.
5 short videos from the LIU covering how to make, edit and publish a desktop recording.
You can use Panopto to provide video content from guest lecturers to your students on Blackboard.
As a UWE member of staff, you can use Panopto on your work or home computer. Here’s how to do it.
Add interactivity to your videos using Panopto quizzes, Mentimeter or Xerte.
If you or your students are denied access to a recording, please read on for the solution.
An article on using Panopto for desktop recording and running webinars using Blackboard Collaborate Ultra.
Create video resources for your students using desktop recording in Panopto.
A simple way to add quizzes into your Panopto recordings.
How to improve accessibility by adding a caption file to your Panopto video resource.
Case study on flipped learning and using desktop recording to provide teaching materials, by Senior Research Fellow Juliet Jain.
Step by step instructions from Blackboard Support for copying your recording(s).
For information on the different licences available, exceptions and examples of using copyright content in your teaching material and recordings.