Panopto Help & Support

Recording lectures with Panopto


• In response to staff feedback, from 2019/20 UoL introduced one process that works for recording in all
• The Panopto system is enabled in all centrally pooled teaching spaces on campus (Note: Some older
college owned spaces may still not have this facility).
• Large lecture theatres (INB0114, SLB0006, MB0302, MB0603, MB0312, NDH0020, NDH1010, DCB1101)
also have a camera feed but the recording process is the same as in smaller teaching spaces
The new process is entirely lecturer initiated. Staff decide when to start, stop and pause the recording. In the
nine video-enabled spaces, staff decide whether to include the video feed, and can adjust the camera angle
to one of three presets.

Start of the session:

  1. Login to Blackboard and go to the module site. Ensure Outlook is closed so that your email inbox is not
    captured in the recording
  2. On the module site’s menu bar, click on the ‘Panopto’ menu button.
The Panopto button as shown on the Blackboard module site menu.
  1. Click on Create and, from the drop-down menu that appears, select Record a new session.
A screenshot showing the 'Create' menu and the dropdown option for 'Record a New Session' within Panopto on Blackboard.
  1. If asked to approve the launch of the Panopto recorder, click Allow. The Panopto application then opens with all the settings correctly configured.
A screenshot showing the popup message which asks you if you wish to launch the Panopto recorder.
  1. Click the Record button. This minimises the Panopto application. All sound within six metres of the lectern is picked up by the mic. The in-room mics do not need to be turned on.
A screenshot showing the Panopto recorded and the various settings you can change. This also shows the large red record button which you should click to start your recording.

If you are in one of the large lecture theatres, there will also be an option to choose whether you want
video and to adjust the camera angle.
• To adjust the camera angle, use the remote control by the lectern to choose one of three presets.
• To turn off the video, select None from the video drop-down on the Panopto application.

In Session – pausing the recording

Pause and restart the recording by clicking the Panopto icon in the Windows Taskbar and Pause

A screenshot showing the Panopto icon on the taskbar which you can use during your recording to re-access the recording software.
A screenshot showing stop and pause buttons for your Panopto recording so you can manage what you are recording in real time.

End of the session

  1. Click the Panopto icon in the Windows Taskbar and the Stop icon. Click Upload on the next screen. You can close Panopto and log out of the computer but do not shut down the computer.
A screenshot showing stop and pause buttons for your Panopto recording so you can manage what you are recording in real time.
A screenshot showing the popup which appears when you have completed your recording and asks you for a session name and description if you wish to provide one.
  1. You will be sent an email with a link to review the video. The recording will appear on your module site in the Panopto area where it can be edited by clicking the Edit icon.

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