Panopto: Basic Recording Instructions (Instructors)

What is Panopto?

Panopto is a lecture-capture software purchased by Goucher College for instructors to use within the Canvas online course system.

How Do I Create A Recording?

1. ENABLE PANOPTO IN YOUR COURSE
To enable Panopto for your Canvas course, you need to make the link visible on the course navigation panel. Go to the course settings, select the Navigation tab, and then drag “Panopto Recordings” from the hidden links at the bottom of the page up to the list of visible links. Alternatively, you can click the gear icon next to “Panopto Recordings” and select ENABLE. Save your changes. Click the link to “Panopto Recordings” to establish the link between your course and the Panopto hosting site.

2. DOWNLOAD RECORDER PROGRAM –
Click the Panopto Recordings link in your course and select CREATE. Use the links provided to download and install the recorder program to the correct type of computer or device.

3. LAUNCH THE RECORDER –
Start the Panopto Recorder installed in the step above and login with your Goucher username and password.Panopto Icon

4. CHOOSE COURSE AND NEW SESSION NAME (Optional) –
If the Folder Name at the top of the recorder window is not the name of the correct course, click the drop-down arrow on the right to see a list of your courses. You can begin typing to initiate a search of your available Panopto course folders. This will ensure that your session uploads to your Canvas course. If desired, enter a new session name.  *NOTE: If you skip this step, you will need to upload your recording manually from the “Recording Status” tab later.

5. CHOOSE SOURCES (Optional) –
Double-check the Video, Audio, and Capture setting in the left-hand column. The default settings are usually correct, but adjustments can be made if desired.
Recommended setting: Check “Capture Primary screen” and uncheck “Capture PowerPoint”.

6. RECORD  (PAUSE & STOP)
Click the big red RECORD button to begin.  STOP and PAUSE buttons will become available, but it may be easier to minimize Panopto while recording and return to the program when finished to see the STOP button. You could also use keyboard shortcuts for these commands.
— For Windows:
Record = F8 Key
Pause = F9 Key
Stop = F10 Key

— For Macs:
Record/Stop = Option + Command + R
Pause = Option + Commands + P

The video will automatically be uploaded to the Panopto server for processing. This can take as long as 20 minutes. When the video is ready for viewing, a link will automatically be added to the Panopto Recordings list in Canvas for the course selected in step 4 above.

See Also…

To read Panopto FAQs click here.
To view more in-depth instructions, including a quick “how-to” video, visit  http://support.panopto.com/focus-4-articles/23-windowsrecorder/339-basic-recording.