Panopto User Guide
Panopto's browser-based recording software called Panopto Capture is a quick and user-friendly way to make recordings anywhere you have access to your computer and a network. You can even record video in up to 4k. See this document for more information.
Panopto's desktop software gives you the ability to record lectures and events directly from your Mac or PC computer where ever you may be, even without access to a network. You simply run the Panopto recorder while your class or event is taking place or use the software to create supplemental instruction. You then can manually or automatically upload this recording to Duke's Panopto server (duke.hosted.panopto.com). Note: Panopto cannot be used to record, store, or distribute any media that must comply with HIPAA requirements. For information about FERPA requirements as pertains to recording at Duke, consult https://scholarworks.duke.edu/privacy/. Panopto is also not suitable for users under age 16.
- Contact your Panopto Site Administrator to confirm their participation and get an account.
- Presenter's Guide and the Getting Started Information below.
Note: Your computer must meet specific system requirements.
Step 1. Getting your computer ready
- Check the system requirements page to be sure your computer is compatible.
- In order to use Panopto Mobile, you will need to install software on your computer. Obtain the link to download the recording software from your Panopto Site Administrator. If you need assistance, please contact your local site administrator or IT support professional.
Step 2: Acquire appropriate peripherals
- We recommend that you capture audio using an external USB mic. If you are planning to include video, you may need an external camera (some computers, including most recent Macs, have a built in camera; others do not).
- Talk to you to your Panopto Site Administrator should you need help setting up your computer or determining which peripherals you need.
Below you will find a Windows Quick Start Guides that will walk you through the recording basics.
Editing Your Recording
- Please see Panopto's documentation on editing.
- Panopto can create an automatic Table of Contents for your recording using Smart Chapters.
- Editing ASR Captions: While Panopto’s speech recognition technology is on par with tools used by other providers in the industry, such as Zoom, it’s not perfect, and will sometimes make mistakes that need correction. Here’s how any creator can quickly edit captions in Panopto: https://support.panopto.com/s/article/Manually-Caption-Your-Videos
- OIT Instructor Best Practices For Recording Video
- We also strongly suggest arriving early the day of the session if you are utilizing a classroom, lab, or studio to do your recordings.
- Talk to your Panopto Site Administrator to get help getting started or to walk you through the process.
After your session has been recorded, uploaded to the server and transcoded (this could take up to 1- 2 hours), you will receive an email that your recording is ready to be viewed (this is a per folder setting that your Site Administrator can help you configure if you're not receiving the notifications and want to). The email you receive will contain a link to view the recording.
There is a range of levels of permissions for Panopto recordings varying from sharing with a defined list of people and/or course rosters to making content public on the web. Panopto Site Administrators are trained to assist users in setting permissions. Contact your Site Administrator for assistance.
See Learning Innovation's documentation on setting up and using the Panopto LTI tool in your Sakai site.
See Panopto's document How to Share a Folder
See Panopto's document How to Share a Video