Panopto User Guide

Panopto Mobile

Publishing Panopto Recordings

Email Notifications

Setting Permissions

Publishing in Sakai

Panopto Mobile

Panopto Mobile gives you the ability to record lectures and events directly from your Mac or PC computer where ever you may be.  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 DukeCapture-Panopto server. Note:  Panopto and Panopto Mobile cannot be used to record, store, or distribute any media that must comply with HIPAA or FERPA requirements. 

Interested users:

  1. Contact your Panopto Site Administrator to confirm their participation and get an account.
  2. Presenter's Guide and the Getting Started Information below.

Note: Your computer must meet specific system requirements.
 

Getting Started

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.

Recording Basics

Below you will find a Windows  Quick Start Guides that will walk you through the recording basics.

Windows Quick Start Guide(PDF)

Macintosh Quick Start Guide (PDF)

Editing your Recording

Please see Panopto's documentation on editing.

Best Practices

Publishing Panopto Recordings

Email Notifications

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.

Setting Permissions

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.

Publishing the link to a folder in Sakai (or elsewhere)

  1. Log into Panopto and click on your folder (course) in the left menu.
  2. Click on Folder Settings (gear icon)
  3. Click the Share tab
  4. Copy the Folder URL. Paste this link wherever you would like to publish it (email, blog, etc.). If you are using Sakai, continue with the steps below.
  5. Log into Sakai and navigate to the course you want to associate with your Panopto folder. Go to any of the pages in Sakai that allow you to add content via the built in editor (i.e., Announcements, Assignments, Syllabus).
    Enter the text you would like users to click on to link to your Panopto folder (i.e., "Panopto recordings for Econ 255").
    Select the text you just typed and click the hyperlink icon in the editor.
  6. Paste the URL into the URL text field that appears.
  7. Click "Post" at the bottom of the page when you are finished.

Publishing the link to a single recording in Sakai (or elsewhere)

  1. Log into Panopto and browse to the session you wish to add as a link in Sakai or publish elsewhere.
  2. Click on Settings (gear icon) for the session.
  3. Under Session Information and next to Viewer Link, find the URL for the session and copy it. Paste this link wherever you would like to publish it (email, blog, etc.). If you are using Sakai, continue with the steps below.
  4. Log into Sakai and navigate to the course you want to associate with your Panopto session. Go to any of the pages in Sakai that allow you to add content via the built in editor (i.e., Announcements, Assignments, Syllabus).
  5. Enter the text you would like to link to your Panopto folder (i.e., "Panopto recordings for Econ 255").
  6. Select the text you just typed and click the hyperlink icon in the editor.
  7. Paste the URL into the URL text field that appears.
  8. Click "Post" at the bottom of the page when you are finished.

Publishing an RSS feed in Sakai (or elsewhere)

  1. Log into Panopto and click on the RSS feed icon for a folder (course).
  2. Select "Subscribe to RSS" in the menu that appears.
  3. Copy the RSS URL in the browser window that pops up (or right-click on "Subscribe to RSS" and choose "Copy Link Address".
  4. Log into Sakai and navigate to the course you want to associate with your Panopto folder. Go to any of the pages in Sakai that allow you to add content via the built in editor (i.e., Announcements, Assignments, Syllabus).
  5. Enter the text you would like to link to your Panopto folder (i.e., "Panopto recordings for Econ 255").
  6. Select the text you just typed and click the hyperlink icon in the editor.
  7. Paste the RSS URL into the URL text field that appears.
  8. Click "Post" at the bottom of the page when you are finished.

    Note about RSS: users will need to use Firefox, IE, or Safari in order for the files to be playable from right within the browser. Other browsers such as Chrome may not display the video files as links. 

 

Article Number: KB0024107