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Recording with Panopto

Panopto is installed in all rooms where lecture capture is enabled, You can find a list of these on the ITS web pages

The Panopto recorder is already installed on GTS PCs in all rooms where lecture capture is enabled.

If you want to download the Panopto recorder to your personal device or laptop, please follow our guidance on accessing Panopto.

No, but using the lecture room PC to record with Panopto has the following advantages:

  • You will be able to capture audio and video from the room's existing AV equipment (desk, lapel and radio microphones and camera)
  • If you switch to the document camera or another input source on the podium panel, this will be captured.

You can use the PC to record the sessions and still capture your laptop screen. To do this, plug your laptop into the podium as you normally would. Turn on the PC, open Panopto and start recording, then switch the input source on the podium panel to Laptop.

If you use the Panopto software on your own laptop, you will need to consider using an external microphone; your laptop's inbuilt microphone may not be sufficient.

Panopto Recorder on Windows

Panopto Recorder on macOS

Panopto Recorder on iOS

Visit the Panopto Support pages to learn how to record using the iOS app on an iPad or iPhone. Recording directly into the Android app is not possible at the moment. With both you can upload any existing video using the main camera app on each OS.

No, there's currently no Panopto recorder application available for Linux.

The most suitable device to use depends on the scenario for your recording.

Suitable devices for recording in common scenarios.
Recording ScenarioGTS PCOther PC/LaptopiOS AppAndroid App
Record a lecture Yes (see notes below) Yes (see notes below) No No
Record a flipped learning resource No Yes No No
Live webcast Yes (see notes below) Yes (see notes below) No No
Screen recording Yes Yes No No
Record a short announcement No Yes Yes Yes (see notes below)
Plug in additional video sources e.g. a webcam No Yes No No
Use as a remote camera No No Yes No
Field recording No No Yes Yes (see notes below)

Notes

When using the GTS PC in a lecture theatre you will be able to use the room’s existing AV equipment (desk, lapel and radio mics and camera). If you are using your own laptop, you will need to consider using an external mic; the inbuilt microphone may not be sufficient.

When viewing Panopto in Canvas, you may need to expand in to a new tab to reveal some menu options e.g. to set up a webcast.

The Android app doesn't allow you to record directly in Panopto. Instead use the native Android camera (or any camera app) to make your recording; you can then upload this using the Panopto app.

Please contact TEL if you have any other use cases or queries.

Not if you are using the Windows recorder in a room where lecture capture is enabled. The Windows recorder has a background uploading service that will send your recording to the Panopto server as long as the recording computer is powered on.

The Mac recorder doesn't have an equivalent service at this time, so logging off will pause the upload until you log in again.

Closing a laptop (either Windows or Mac) will normally interrupt the upload, but your laptop should resume uploading once you open it up again, as long as it is connected to the internet.

Essentially, you just press record and then start presenting. Panopto will capture any PowerPoint or Keynote presentation and add the slides into the recording.

You can find further guidance on Recording PowerPoint with Windows and Recording Keynote or PowerPoint with Mac on the Panopto support site.

Yes, but you will need to consider the options you select in Panopto. The simplest setup when recording using your own laptop and presenting in presenter mode is not to record the main screen, but ensure you select either PowerPoint or Keynote as a recording source. This will capture the PowerPoint or Keynote slides when you present in presenter mode.

If you need to record the screen, you'll need to ensure that you have selected the main presentation screen to be captured and not the screen with the presenter view. See the guidance on the Panopto Support pages for how to preview and select each screen for capture. Recording PowerPoint with Windows and Recording Keynote or PowerPoint with Mac on the Panopto support site.

Yes, Panopto allows you to upload audio and video files and make them available as a Panopto recording. For more information, see Panopto’s documentation on uploading media files and the file types you can upload.

If you upload audio or video files into Panopto, you must be sure that using them in Panopto does not infringe copyright or the rights of any third party, such as privacy or performance rights.

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