Getting Started with Panopto

I want to record my lecture using Panopto

  • Choose this if you want to record your lecture and make the recording available in Canvas.

I want to upload an existing video file to Panopto

  • Choose this if you have already recorded your video via Zoom, Screenflow, iPad Capture Kit, etc, and just want to make the recording available and viewable in Canvas.


What is Panopto?

Panopto is a video capture and delivery platform available to any teaching team via the Canvas LMS. More popular features include video content management, the ability to self-capture and publish videos, single sign-on via Canvas, and in-video quizzing. To learn more visit the  Introduction to Panopto Video.

I am an instructor how do I get Panopto on my Canvas course page?

Navigate to the Settings tab from the main left navigation on your Canvas course page.  Click on Settings and then select the Navigation tab.  At the bottom you will see Course Videos in the disabled tab section.  Drag and drop Course Videos into the enabled tab section and click Save.  This enables Panopto on your Canvas course page.  For more information please visit our How to enable Panopto on your Canvas course page video, or contact panoptohelp@stanford.edu.

How do students access their lecture videos for the term?

Please see our How to access lecture videos PDF.

Who do I contact if I’m having issues viewing / accessing video content?

Please go through our FAQs or contact panoptohelp@stanford.edu 

I am supporting an instructor can I get admin level access to Panopto?

The instructor can add you as a Course Admin, Teaching Assistant or Instructor to the Canvas course page under the People tab.  This will provide you with creator rights in Panopto. Admin access to Panopto is strictly for VPTL staff administrators. For any additional questions please contact panoptohelp@stanford.edu.  

How can I share my lectures with students?

Those who are enrolled in the course will be able to access the videos via the Course Videos tab.  Any questions about sharing content outside the enrolled students group, please contact panoptohelp@stanford.edu.

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Self-Capture and Self-Publishing

I’d like to learn more about the Create button

Please visit Panopto to learn more. 

How do I install the Panopto recorder for Windows?

Visit this How to install the Panopto recorder for Windows video.

 

How do I install the Panopto recorder for Mac? 

Visit this How to install the Panopto recorder for Mac video page and scroll to second video.  

Note: Panopto for Mac is not supported on Apple computers running a 32-bit CPU architecture.

 

How do I record with Panopto for Windows?

Please visit this how to record with Panopto for windows article.  For any additional questions please contact, panoptohelp@stanford.edu

Where do I find more information on recording basic and advanced settings?

Please visit this Windows basic and advanced recording settings article.

What are the recording best practices?

To learn more about recording best practices please visit this article here. 

What can I do if my version of Keynote or Powerpoint  is not supported?

Capture your screen. You may capture your screen while presenting in Keynote. This is the only way to capture transitions, animations, and media played through the presentation.                            

Note: Doing this will capture what's being shown on your screen, it will not create events for each individual slide or index the content from the slides. 

Present your Keynote presentation in Office for Mac PowerPoint. Within Keynote, you have the ability to save your presentation in PowerPoint format. Doing this will preserve slide indexing, and allow viewers to search for terms in the Panopto Viewer.              

Note: To do this, open your Keynote presentation. Once open, choose File -> Export from your menu bar. A dialogue will drop down in Keynote, and you will want to choose "PPT" and click "Next". You will then be given the option to change the document name, and storage location. All slide transitions may not be available in Office for Mac PowerPoint.

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Uploading Content

How do I upload a video to my course? 

Watch this quick video tutorial or visit this article here.

Why does the processing fail when uploading a video?

Please see this article on why your file may have failed during processing.

My video is upside down, how do I fix?

Please note that the HEVC codec is  not fully supported by Panopto. In the event that your video has uploaded / processed upside down, please contact panoptohelp@stanford.edu.  

What kind of files can I upload to Panopto, and are there size limits?

There are no file size limits.  Please note, Panopto does not currently support the HEVC codec.  If you’d like to learn more about supported file types, please visit this article here.  If you run into issues uploading content please contact panoptohelp@stanford.edu

Can I upload a PDF to my video?

Yes, please visit this How to Upload a PDF into a Video article.

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Editing

How do I edit a video in Panopto?

Please see the how to edit a video in Panopto or contact panoptohelp@stanford.edu for more information.

How do I add or edit the table to contents for my video? 

Please visit this how to add a table of contents article.

How do I embed a YouTube video to my lecture?

Please visit this how to embed a YouTube video article.

How do I add slides to my lecture?

Please visit this how to add and edit slides article. 

Can I upload a PDF to my video?

Yes, please visit this how to Upload a PDF into a Video article.

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Publishing 

How do I adjust publishing dates?

Please visit how to publish videos using the availability workflow documentation or see our short how to adjust availability video.

Analytics

What type of analytics are available to teaching teams?

Teaching teams can view folder or session stats.  

Folder Level:  graph will show Views (number of views across the folder and subfolders), Unique Visitors(number of unique people who have accessed videos in the folder), and Minutes Delivered (number of minutes streamed and downloaded combined for the folder).

Session Level: This graph will show Views (number of views for that particular session), Unique Visitors(number of unique people who have accessed the session), and Minutes Delivered (number of minutes streamed and downloaded for the session).

What Canvas roles have access to analytics?

Those with Course Admin, Teacher, Course Designer, and Teaching Assistant roles in Canvas have access to course folder, session and user analytics.  Student and Observer roles do not have access to this information. 

What type of analytics are available to students?

None.  Student and Observer roles in Canvas do not have access to this information.

Can I schedule a report?

Please contact panoptohelp@stanford.edu 

Can I find the most commonly searched terms in analytics?

Panopto does not currently offer this feature.  We are working to make this available in future.  Please contact us for more information, panoptohelp@stanford.edu.

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Quizzing

How do I create an in-video quiz?

See this quick how to create an in-video quiz video.

How do I tie my in-video quiz to the gradebook?

See this how to PDF.

What type of quizzes can you add to a video?

There are four different types of quizzes that you can add to a video.  True or False, Multiple Choice, Multiple Select or Fill-in-the-Blank.

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Assignment Folders

What is an assignment folder?

An Assignment Folder is created by an instructor, Course Admin or Teaching Assistant.  This folder will allow students to submit assignments via video. Similar to what teaching teams have access to in the record a new session feature.  By default students cannot see other student’s video submissions. If you wish for students to see each others video submissions, you can enable this from cog icon in the upper right.  You can also watch this How to add an assignment folder video for more information or contact panoptohelp@stanford.edu.

How do I add an assignment folder?

See our how to add an assignment folder video for more information.  You can also contact panooptohelp@stanford.edu.

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