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Panopto - Video Capture

Panopto is a video content management system for uploading, managing and sharing videos and audio files. It's a centralized, secure place for recorded lectures, training videos and student assignments.   Watch an Introduction Video.  Detailed instructions are found on the menu (left side) or at the bottom of this page.

Panopto is fully integrated into Canvas, or may be accessed via the URL: | Login using "Canvas" Login.

What can I do with Panopto?

laptop with image on the screenLecture Capture: 
Capture your lectures or presentations that feature PowerPoint or screen capture.  Panopto grabs an (optional) video of you speaking and synchronizes that with your PowerPoint or screen capture.  You can even add quizzes right into your Panopto video captures!  Students can bookmark and take notes right in their video player.

Lecture Capture in New Jenkins - BSSC:
Push the Record button, and capture your class session. ATS will transfer your video to your Canvas course. One button -- it's that easy!

Caption your Videos: Panopto videos are easily captioned so they will be accessible to all.

Media Storage:  Store your media files on Panopto, and then stream them into your Canvas course.  See Copyright information below!

Student Presentations:
Students can use Panopto to record or store videos that have created.  You can create a video "assignment" folder in your Canvas course for students to submit their video productions.

Start your Vlog or Podcast:
Use Panopto's channel feature to start your podcast or vlog!  Promote your department's achievements, or communicate with your students. Panopto offers creative ways to stay in touch!

panopto record and go graphicRecord & Go Studio:
Use ATS's Record & Go Studio to capture your presentation. We have professional level video capture equipment, along with a digital whiteboard -- all in a quiet, comfortable setting.  The studio is open to faculty, staff, and students (please arrange for training in advance before using our studio).

Zoom Recording Storage:
Zoom recordings are automatically saved to Panopto. Add Panopto to your Canvas course, and associate your Zoom meeting ID with the course as well.  

Let's Get Started!

Panopto Canvas Setup

Guides & Tutorials

Panopto for Students

Record & Go Studio

Webcam Setup: Tips for camera angles, lighting, and sound

Zoom/Canvas/Panopto: Canvas Course Setup.

Recording Best Practices

Lighting: Your primary light source should be behind your webcam -- aimed towards you. Use a desk lamp, shaded lamp or position yourself facing a window.

Location: Select a quiet location that offers no distraction. Place a sign on your door.  Your background should be uncluttered and clean, preferably with a neutral backdrop

Camera/Laptop Position: Elevate your laptop and position the lens at the top of your head and angle the screen downward slightly. Be sure that you fit in the frame: at least include the top of your head, face, neck, and bust. Maintain casual eye contact with the camera lens.  Limit ‘Hand Talking' and Fidgeting

Practice, Practice, Practice: Run through the presentation script a few times before you record. The idea isn't to memorize the piece verbatim, but be comfortable with the major points and how to express them clearly.

Request Forms

Record & Go Studio Request: Students use this form to request the use of the Record & Go studio.  Also, read the Studio Procedure Guidelines

Student Organization Request form: Studio use is subject to approval from your faculty/staff advisor. ATS will notify when approval from the adviser has been received.