Panopto
End-User Guide
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION ........................................................................................................................... 4
PROVISIONING A COURSE ............................................................................................................ 4
LOGGING IN ................................................................................................................................ 7
NAVIGATION ............................................................................................................................... 8
PREPARING TO RECORD............................................................................................................... 9
CREATING A SIMPLE RECORDING (AUDIO AND VIDEO ONLY)...................................................... 10
CREATING A RECORDING INCLUDING SCREEN RECORDING ......................................................... 12
CREATING A RECORDING THAT INCLUDES A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION ................................ 13
VIEWING A RECORDING ............................................................................................................. 14
EDITING..................................................................................................................................... 15
SHARING A RECORDING............................................................................................................. 18
APPENDIX.................................................................................................................................. 22
PROVISIONING MULTIPLE COURSES ........................................................................................... 23
DOWNLOADING THE RECORDER ................................................................................................ 25
INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE INSTALLATION PACKAGE................................................................ 26
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Introduction
Panopto is an instructional recording system that can capture computer screens, audio and video (or any
combination thereof) for later playback. Playback can be achieved by a sharable link (viewable on
Internet Explorer 8+, Firefox, Chrome or Safari) or integrated into Blackboard courses.
Note: You must have a Blackboard course to use Panopto. If you do not have a Blackboard course, one
can be created for you by visiting techhelp.towson.edu and selecting Employee Role(Faculty, Staff,
Student Workers, etc.)>Blackboard>Panopto Blackboard Integration.
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Provisioning a Course
Before you can begin recording using Panopto, you must first provision your Blackboard account.
Provisioning is the process of preparing and equipping an account so that it integrates with Panopto.
Each course that you want to incorporate with Panopto has to be provisioned.
1. Open your browser and navigate to http://blackboard.towson.edu.
2. Login to Blackboard with your NetID and Password.
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3. Select the Course you would like to provision. Your course will load. (Select the test course created
by Blackboard.)
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4. Click Tools in your course menu.
5. Click the Panopto Focus Content tool. The Configure screen will
appear.
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6. Click on the Configure button. This will enable you to provision Panopto to record to your course
folder. The Provisioning page will appear.
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7. Under the Provision Panopto Course section, click the Add Course to Panopto button.
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8. The Provisioning Results screen appears. Click the OK button. You will be directed to the Course
Configuration Screen. Note: The Provisioning process may take up to five minutes to complete.
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9. Under the Save section of the Configure Panopto Course screen, click Submit. Your course will be
provisioned for use with Panopto. You will be redirected back to the Panopto Focus Content screen.
You can safely exit out of Blackboard and begin the process of using Panopto.
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(You can provision multiple courses – documentation is in the appendix. Also, you must
download the recorder on your personal computer – documentation is in the appendix.)
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Logging In
The Panopto Recording Software, a webcam and microphone is all that is needed to get up and running
with your first recording.
1. Launch the Panopto recorder by visiting the Start Menu|All Programs|Panopto and select the
Panopto Recorder. The Panopto login screen will appear.
2. Click the Sign In with Blackboard button.
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3. The Blackboard authorization screen will appear. Type your NetID in the USERNAME field and
then type your Towson password in the PASSWORD field.
4. Click the Login button. You will be logged into the Panopto service.
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Navigation
The Panopto Recorder screen is your starting point for all recordings.
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Primary Sources: This section of the
screen allows a user to determine what
(audio and/or video) will be recorded,
the volume level and quality of output.
Secondary Sources: This section of the
screen allows a user to add additional
sources such as secondary cameras, the
Primary Screen or a PowerPoint
presentation.
Secondary Source Tabs: These tabs
are directly related to the Secondary
Sources. If a Secondary Source is
selected, it will appear here as a tab.
Session Folder: The Session Folder is
the related Blackboard course that you
record to. The finished recording will be
available in that Blackboard Course.
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Webcast: This checkbox allows you to live
stream your recording to an online
audience. A shareable link will appear
once recording has started.
Record Button: This button allows you
to Record, Pause and Stop a Recording.
Once Stopped, the Recording is
automatically uploaded to the Panopto
server.
Manage Recordings Tab: This tab will
show you all of the recordings you have
previously made. It will give you access
to the Panopto server for further editing.
Settings Tab: This tab controls the
behavior of the recorder through settings
that can be managed by the end-user.
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Preparing to Record
A recording can use any combination of audio, video, screencasting, and PowerPoint; however, the steps
to create a recording remain the same.
We will be doing a total of 4 recordings. Refer to the Panopto Recordings handout and look at
the 1st Recording. We will move through pages 9 & 10 for recordings 1 and 2.
Choosing a folder
The first thing you must do is designate which folder you wish to create this new recording in. Once set,
the folder remains the default until you change it.
1. Under the Session Settings section, click the Folder dropdown arrow.
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2. A list of courses that you have provisioned will appear. Navigate and click the folder you wish to
record to. (Select the new course folder that was created by Blackboard.)
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3. The session folder will be loaded and you will be returned to the Main Screen.
Note: Alternatively, you may join a previously created session by clicking the Join Session dropdown.
This is used in multi-camera operations or in situations where the session has already been created or is
in progress.
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Creating a Simple Recording (Audio and Video Only)
(Refer to the 1st and 2nd recordings on the Panopto handout. Take a few minutes to create a
short script lasting 30 seconds for recording #1.)
Naming Your Recording
Note: This will be the name of the recording that students will see in Blackboard.
Under the Session Settings section, highlight the Session Name and replace it with a name of your
choosing. (1st recording name is Audio Introduction, 2nd recording name is Weekly Discussion)
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Setting a Primary Source
1. In the Primary Sources section, select a video source by clicking the Video dropdown. If you wish to
record audio only, set video to None. (1st recording set the video to none, 2nd recording set the
video to Logitech HD Pro Webcam)
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2. Select the audio source from the Audio dropdown. (1st and 2nd recordings set the audio to
Microphone (2-HD Pro Webcam))
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3. Adjust the volume slider while talking into the microphone to achieve the desired level.
The volume meter will appear vertical to the webcam image if you are making a video
recording or horizontal when making an audio only recording. (Practice playing with
the volume slider)
Note: Your volume levels should be in the high green region with loud sounds like P’s and
T’s registering in the yellow region. You want to avoid any sound in the red region when
talking.
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4. Select a video quality from the Quality dropdown. Note: Panopto uses adaptive streaming technology
which alters the bitrate of the stream to match the end users device. Unless you have a reason, you
should always select Ultra. (For the 1st recording we will not be using video, so we do not
have to worry about this setting, 2nd recording set the quality to Ultra)
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Recording
The instructor will demonstrate how to record using the script. After that, we will use a round
robin, in order for each person to make an audio record.
1. Click the Record button to initiate the recording. Alternatively, you can press
the F8 key to begin a recording. Note: It can take up to 5 seconds to
communicate with the Panopto server so wait until the Stop and Pause
buttons appear before beginning to present.
2. If you need to pause during the recording, click the Pause button.
Alternatively, you can press the F9 key to pause a recording. (1st recording
read the script you created, 2nd recording read the script provided.)
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3. When complete, click the Stop button. Alternatively, you can press F10 key to stop recording. The
Recording complete dialog box appears. Click OK.
4. Once a recording is complete, the Recording Complete
screen will appear. Here you can Enter a description for
your recording, Delete and record again or Upload the
recording.
5. After clicking Upload you are taken to the Manage
Recordings screen. Here you can check the status of the
upload, Share and Edit if needed. (After each
recording, wait a few minutes for the recording to
render.)
Please look at Recording #2 on the handout. This is an
audio/video recording. We will walk through pages 9 &
10 again using the notes for the 2nd recording. We will
use a round robin, when creating the recording.
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Creating a Recording including Screen Recording
Refer to the 3rd Recording on the Panopto Recordings handout. We will now be recording a
screen recording. This means that we will actually capture the steps as we perform a function.
Naming Your Recording
Under the Session Settings section, highlight the Session Name and replace it with a name of your
choosing. (3rd recording name is Library Tour)
Setting a Primary Source
1. In the Primary Sources section, select a video source by clicking the Video dropdown. (3rd
recording set the video to Integrated Webcam)
2. Select the audio source from the Audio dropdown. (3rd recording set the audio to Microphone
(2-HD Pro Webcam)).
3. Adjust the volume slider while talking into the microphone to achieve the desired level. The volume
meter will appear vertical if you are making a video recording or horizontal when making an audio
only recording. (This should be set from the first two recordings.)
4. Select a video quality from the Quality dropdown. Note: Panopto uses adaptive streaming technology
which alters the bitrate of the stream to match the end users device. Unless you have a reason, you
should always select Ultra. (For the 3rd recording, choose Ultra.)
Selecting Secondary Sources
By default, the Capture PowerPoint and Capture Main
Screen checkboxes are checked. This means that a recording
will contain both of these sources.
1. From the Secondary Sources section, check or uncheck
the Capture PowerPoint and Capture Main Screen
boxes as appropriate. (3rd recording choose Capture
Main Screen, turn off Capture PowerPoint)
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2. If there are additional sources needed, click the Add
Another Video Source button to view the other sources
available to you. (We will not be choosing this for the 3rd recording)
(We will use a round robin, to make a screen recording using the 3rd recording scripts.)
Recording
1. Click the Record button to initiate the recording. Alternatively, you can
press the F8 key to begin a recording. Note: It can take up to 5 seconds
to communicate with the Panopto server so wait until the Stop and Pause
buttons appear before beginning to present.
2. If you need to pause during the recording, click the Pause button.
Alternatively, you can press the F9 key to pause a recording.
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3. When complete, click the Stop button. Alternatively, you can press F10 key to stop recording. The
Recording complete dialog box appears. Click OK.
4. Once a recording is complete, you will be taken to the Manage Recordings screen. Here you can
check the status of the upload, Share and Edit if needed.
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Creating a Recording that includes a PowerPoint Presentation
If you wish to record your PowerPoint Presentation, there are a few steps that need to be taken to ensure
that recording is effective.
Naming Your Recording
Under the Session Settings section, highlight the Session Name and replace it with a name of your
choosing. (4th recording name is Animal Adaptation Presentation)
Setting a Primary Source
1. In the Primary Sources section, select a video source by clicking the Video dropdown. (4th
recording set the video to Integrated Webcam)
2. Select the audio source from the Audio dropdown. (4th recording set the audio to Microphone
(2-HD Pro Webcam))
3. Adjust the volume slider while talking into the microphone to achieve the desired level. The volume
meter will appear vertical if you are making a video recording or horizontal when making an audio
only recording. (This should be set)
4. Select a video quality from the Quality dropdown. Note: Panopto uses adaptive streaming technology
which alters the bitrate of the stream to match the end users device. Unless you have a reason, you
should always select Ultra. (For the 4th recording, choose Ultra.)
Capturing Computer Audio
If you wish to capture the audio that is generated by the computer (such as system sounds or videos
played through video services like YouTube or Vimeo etc.) you will need to place a checkmark in the
Capture Computer Audio checkbox. (4th recording check this box because we have a video in the
PowerPoint Presentation)
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Selecting Secondary Sources
1. From the Secondary Capture Sources panel, place a checkmark beside Capture PowerPoint. The
PowerPoint tab will appear on the main screen of the recorder.
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2. Click the Open a Presentation button, select a PowerPoint presentation from your drive and click the
Open button. (Open the file: Animal Adaptation Presentation from the from the Today folder
on the Desktop)
3. A Begin recording? dialog box will appear. Click Yes. The PowerPoint presentation will launch and
the Panopto recorder will immediately begin recording.
Note: There is no visual indicator to inform you that you are recording. You will not be able to tell that
the recording is taking place.
4. Once your presentation is complete, you will need to exit out of PowerPoint.
Note: Panopto will still be recording. The program will be minimized on the taskbar. You will need to
relaunch the program and stop recording manually.
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Viewing a Recording
1. To quickly view a recording, click the View link in the Uploaded Recordings section. (Click view on
the 1st recording just made.)
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2. The Panopto Web Management interface will load in a browser and your video will automatically
play. (Close the browser screen after viewing the video. You are brought back to Panopto.)
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Editing
The Panopto editor allows for web based editing from any Mac or Windows computer. The Panopto Editor
lets you create multiple versions, called edits, of recorded sessions. You can modify default or create
additional edits without affecting the original session content.
1. From the Manage Recordings tab, locate the recording you wish to edit and click the Edit link under
the Status/Link group. (Select the Library Tour video)
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2. The editing window will appear.
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(In this example, we will edit out the first portion, which involved us minimizing the
Panopto player. We will edit the last portion of the video, which shows the Panopto player
being restored from the taskbar.)
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3. To trim the beginning or ending of a video, click the scissors icon and drag the green trim handle at
the beginning or end of the timeline and drag it inward to the point at which you want the recording to
begin or end.
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10. The portions edited will be grayed out and will not play.
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4. To delete middle portions of your presentation, click the Scissors icon and place your cursor on the
section of video you wish to cut.
5. Click and drag the mouse over the section of the video you wish to cut. This section of the video will
be cut.
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6. When completed, the segment can be adjusted by dragging the handles in either direction.
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7. The final segments will remain as part of the video.
8. Click the Publish button to save your edits or click Revert to undo your edits.
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Sharing a Recording
After a video has been recorded in Panopto, it can be shared with individuals outside of Blackboard or
added to any Content Area or Content Folder within a Blackboard course site.
Sharing via Panopto
1. Click the Manage My Recordings link on the Manage Recordings tab.
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2. The Panopto Web Management Interface will appear.
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3. Locate the presentation you would like to share and hover over the video name. A sub-menu will
appear. (Locate the audio presentation called “Audio Introduction”)
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4. Click the Share link. The Share Options screen will appear.
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5. In the Who has access section make a selection from the following options: Specific people,
Anyone at your organization with the link, Anyone at your organization, Anyone with the
link. Appropriate permissions will be assigned based on your choice.
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6. In addition, you can also invite specific people to view your presentation. In the Invite people box,
add the email address for the person you wish to share the presentation with and click
Save changes. (We will not actually share the presentation- close the browser.)
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Sharing from within Blackboard
The preferred way to share content with students is via Blackboard. This way students will be able to
access your recordings and complete other assignments in the same place. (Log back into Blackboard
using the browser of choice. Google Chrome preferred.)
1. From your course home screen, click Content Area to add new Content. The Content screen will
appear. Reminder: You are selecting the test course created by Blackboard.
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2. From the Content screen, select the Tools dropdown and choose Panopto Video Link from the
menu.
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3. The Insert Panopto Video screen will appear. Under the Select
Panopto Folder section, choose the folder from the dropdown menu
that has the recording. (This will be the only folder visible.)
4. Under the Select Panopto Lecture section, select the lecture from
the dropdown menu. (Select Audio Introduction)
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5. When a video is selected for lecture, its title is automatically entered into the Title field. To change
the title, give the recording a new title in the Title Box. (Keep the title the same.)
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6. Give the recording an accurate description. The description area can be used to provide instructions
for students or a description of the recording. (Type: Audio welcome to the semester)
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7. Click the Submit button. You will be returned to the Insert Panopto Video screen.
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8. Click OK to return to the content area or folder. The recording is now viewable in the Content area.
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Go Back to Panopto and upload each of the remaining videos to the test Blackboard course.
When all four are finished processing, move to Editing.
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Appendix
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Provisioning Multiple Courses
If you teach multiple courses, you may wish to have your Panopto recordings available across all of your
courses. Complete the following steps to provision a Blackboard Course for use with other Panopto Course
Folders.
1. Login to Blackboard as you would normally and select the first course you wish to provision.
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2. Click Tools in your course menu.
3. Click the Panopto Focus Content section. A list of class folders will appear.
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4. Click the Re-Configure button at the bottom of the screen. This will enable
you to provision additional course folders. A list of course folders will appear.
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5. Select a course folder from the Available Folders section and click the Add Course button to make
it available for Panopto. The folder will move to the Selected Folders section.
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6. Click the Submit button to save the changes.
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7. You will be returned to the Configure Panopto Focus Course screen where you can download the
recorder or log out. Your Blackboard Course Folder will now be provisioned for use with Panopto.
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Downloading the Recorder
If you wish to record a lecture from your home computer, you must first download the Panopto Focus
Recorder to your home PC or Mac. Note: The recorder is already loaded on Towson issued machines.
1. Once your course has been provisioned, the option to download the recorder appears.
2. From the Create button, click the dropdown arrow and select Record a new session.
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3. The Record a new session window will appear. Select the Download Installer button for your
operating system.
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4. The application will be downloaded to the Downloads folder.
Note: Depending on the Operating System and Browser you use, the application may either download
or immediately prompt you to install.
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Installing the Software Installation Package
After the software application has downloaded, you will need to install it. Follow these steps to properly
configure the software package.
1. When the Panopto Recorder Setup box appears, under Panopto Web Server, type
towsonu.hosted.panopto.com.
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2. Click Next and then click Install.
3. When the installation is complete, the Panopto Login window will appear.
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