Panopto Policies


Panopto cannot be used to record, store, or distribute any media that contains protected health information and must comply with HIPAA requirements. For information about FERPA requirements as pertains to recording at Duke, consult the Duke ScholarWorks website


Content is retained indefinitely in Panopto. However, any content that has not been viewed within the past 12 months will be moved to an archival tier of storage called “Glacier.” Content in Glacier may take up to a maximum of 48 hours to become playable once restored.  See “Restoring content from Panopto Glacier” for more information.


Privileged accounts such as Departmental Admin accounts, must have a business purpose, be authorized by the supervising IT Dean or Departmental Service Manager, and be active within the past year. Accounts are audited yearly and any unused accounts will be downgraded to standard Creator accounts.


  • Unauthorized or non-business-related access to classroom cameras and/or microphones is strictly prohibited.
  • Instructors/presenters should always remind the class/ audience that the class/event is being recorded.


Release forms are not mandated centrally but are recommended for Panopto recordings.  Individual schools and departments dictate their own policies regarding the use of release forms.  If you have questions about release forms and other issues pertaining to copyright and its application to teaching and research, contact Duke University's Scholarly Communications Office.


Teaching & Learning, Video & Audio