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Panopto

Panopto is an all-in-one video platform that is now available to faculty and staff at Montclair State. It not only provides desktop lecture recording and automatic captioning services, but also offers pedagogical features to add learning interactions within a video.

Panopto may be accessed at montclair.hosted.panopto.com. It is also seamlessly integrated with Canvas and may be accessed from there as well. Consult the tutorials below for more information:

Setup Panopto Access

Anyone with a NetID and password can access Panopto; however, that does not automatically allow you to create and upload videos to Panopto. Faculty and staff can give themselves creator access via Canvas by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to any Canvas course you are a Teacher in and click Settings.
  2. Select the Navigation tab.
  3. Click on the options icon to the right of the Panopto Recordings tab.
  4. Click +Enable.
  5. Click Save at the bottom of the screen.
    Screenshot of a user enabling the Panopto Recordings tab in Canvas
  6.  The Panopto Recordings tab will now be in your Course Menu. Click on this tab. Once the Panopto Recordings Page loads, you will have Creator access in Panopto.
Install Panopto Recorder
  • Faculty and staff with University-owned PCs and Macs can install Panopto via the Software Center application. If Software Center is not available on your University-owned computer, reach out to your local technology team for assistance.
  • Faculty and staff who seek to install Panopto onto a personal machine may retrieve the installation file from montclair.hosted.panopto.com.
Record With Panopto (PC Version)

Launch Panopto on PC

  1. Launch Panopto on your computer
    Screenshot of Panopto for PC login screen
  2. Enter your University NetID username and password
  3. Click Login
    Note:
    Panopto uses Canvas for authentication so you will see the Canvas login screen
  4. Click Authorize (if prompted)

Panopto Recording Screen on PC

Screenshot of Panopto on PC

Below is a table to identify the key parts of the Panopto recording screen:

Item Function
Record Button To start recording
Folder Location where video is stored
Primary Source Video Name of Session (Default is creation date and time
Primary Source Audio Webcam is available
Primary Source Quality Microphone
Capture Computer Audio Audio Quality (Standard, High, Ultra) Standard is default
Secondary Source Audio Select to capture computer audio
Secondary Source Audio Capture PowerPoint presentation
Capture Main Screen To capture active Desktop
Add Another Video Source Option to add additional video sources (for example external camera)
Resolution Highest possible resolution is recommended; varies by computer

Record a PowerPoint Presentation on PC

  1. Click Open a Presentation from the recorder. If this is not an option, click Capture PowerPoint under Secondary Sources
  2. Select a Presentation
  3. Click Open
  4. Click Yes to Begin recording. PowerPoint will launch in Slide Show view.
  5. Proceed with your presentation knowing your voice and slide navigation will be recorded.
  6. Once you reach the last slide, press the Escape key on the keyboard to end the Slideshow and return to the Panopto recorder.
  7. Click the red Stop button to end the recording.
  8. When prompted a Session Name and Description
  9. Click Upload to upload the video, or click Delete and record again
  10. Clicking Upload will bring you to Manage Recordings which is discussed on the next page.

Record Your Desktop on PC

  1. From the Panopto recorder, deselect Capture PowerPoint in the Secondary Sources area and select Capture Main Screen 
    Screenshot of the Panopto record screen on PC
  2. Make sure the program you wish to record is running on your computer
  3. Click the Record button
  4. Minimize Panopto and navigate to the program you wish to record
  5. Perform the task(s) in the program
  6. When finished, navigate back to Panopto and click Stop
  7. When prompted, a Session Name and Description
  8. Click Upload to upload the video, or, click Delete and record again

After Uploading a video from the Recorder, you will see the Manage Recordings tab. Here you can view the Start Time, Durations, Folder and Session Name.

Keyboard Shortcuts on PC

  • F8       Start Recording
  • F9       Pause
  • F10     Stop Recording

Manage Recordings Options on PC

Screenshot of the Manage Recordings button on Panopto for PC

You have access to the following commands:

Command Action
Delete Local Delete local recording of file
Set Offline Set recording to be on your computer only
Resume Continue recording video
Share Set access rights
Edit Edit Video
View Watch video in Panopto

 

Record With Panopto (Mac Version)

Launch Panopto on Mac

Once you’ve completed the required account setup and installation for Panopto, perform the following steps to launch and log into Panopto:

  1. Launch Panopto from your computer and click Sign In
  2. Enter your University NetID username and password and click Login
    Note: Panopto uses Canvas for authentication so you will see the Canvas login screen
  3. Click Authorize (if prompted)
  4. Click Create New Recording 
    Screenshot of Panopto with the login and record buttons highlighted

The Panopto Recording Screen will then open.

Panopto Recording Screen on Mac

Below is a table to identify the key parts of the Panopto recording screen:

Item Function
Record Button: To start recording
Pause Button: Pause recording
Folder: Location where video is stored
Session: Name of Session (Default is creation date and time)
Primary Source Video: Webcam is available
Primary Source Audio: Microphone
Slides: Record PowerPoint You can choose to record PowerPoint slides along with your video
Slides: Record Keynote You can choose to record Keynote slides along with your video
Secondary Sources: You can add up to two additional video sources if you want to record your screen or an additional camera
Quality Settings: Click Panopto > Preferences and select a resolution

Record a PowerPoint/Keynote Presentation on Mac

  1. Select either Record PowerPoint or Record Keynote under Slides
  2. Select None as the Source if you would only like to record slides and have no other video input
  3. If you do not want to access the Webcam, select None under Video
    Screenshot of the Panopto Record Screen on Mac
  4. Click Record
  5. Open and navigate through the presentation
  6. Once you reach the last slide, click Stop in Panopto to stop the recording
  7. Enter a Session Name and Description (optional)
  8. Click Upload to upload the video, or click Delete and record again

The status of the session will display Processing until Completed.

Record Your Desktop on Mac

To record an application on your Desktop:

  1. From the Panopto recorder, deselect Record PowerPoint and Record Keynote under Slides
  2. Select Built-in Display under Sources
  3. To access the Webcam, select FaceTime HD Camera under Video 
    Screenshot of the Panopto app recording a screen
  4. Click the Record button
  5. Minimize Panopto and navigate to the program you wish to record
  6. Perform the task(s) in the program
  7. When finished, navigate back to Panopto and click Stop
  8. Enter a Session Name and Description (optional)
  9. Click Upload to upload the video – or – click Delete and record again

The status of the session will display Processing until Completed.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

  • Record: Option + Command + R
  • Pause: Option + Command + P
  • Stop: Option + Command + R

Manage Recordings on Mac

  1. Click Manage My Recordings
    Screenshot of the Panopto manage online button

     

  2. Navigate to My Folder in the Video Library on the left
  3. Click on the video

The video will launch the Panopto Viewer.

Edit a Panopto Video

Very often you will need to edit your videos.  Example: you need to trim the beginning and/or the end of your video.

To edit a video:

  1. Navigate to the Panopto Video Library
  2. Hover over the video you wish to edit
  3. Select Edit
    Screenshot of the Panopto Edit button

     

At the bottom of the page you will see a video timeline.

Screenshot of the Panopto Timeline

This timeline represents the entire length of your video showing each stream of content that makes up your session. The left side of the timeline is the start of your video, the right-hand side is the end of the video.

You can expand the timeline by selecting the arrow to show more detail.

Screenshot of the Panopto Timeline expand button

  1. Select the Cut tool to remove parts of the video Screenshot of Panopto Cut Icon
  2. To cut from the start of the video:
    • Click and drag the edit handle from the left to the right to cut from the start of the video
  3. To cut at the end of the video:
    •  Click and drag the edit handle from the right to the left
      Screenshot of the Panopto timeline with a cut inserted
  4. To cut a part in the middle:
    • Position the cursor over the point you would like to start the edit and click and drag to the right and then let go at the point you want the cut to finish.

This will remove the area highlighted from the video, and add a new handle at each edit point to allow you to finely trim your cut.

Screenshot of the Panopto timeline with a cut inserted

The items within the grey space will not be displayed to viewers.  Although you cut it, the video is still all there in case you made a mistake with cutting.

  1. When you have completed your editing, select the Publish
    Screenshot of the Panopto publish button

The session will now re-process to include the changes you have made.

View Panopto Recordings

The Panopto Folder Structure

panopto floder structure
Folder Name Contents
Home Shows you a curated selection of videos. You may also see the newest videos on your site.
My Folder Lists all of the sessions that you recorded in your personal folder.
Shared with Me Lists all sessions that were directly shared to you or one of the groups of which you are a member.
Everything Previously known as “All Sessions”, this view lists all of the content that you can access in Panopto.
Browse Search All Folders/My Folders.

 

The Panopto Player

panopto viewer

On this page you will find the following tools:

Item Number Tool Name Tool Description
1. Information Bar The information bar displays the name and date of the session as well as the folder the session belongs to. The help drop-down and sign out button are also found in the information bar.
2. Primary Video/Audio window The primary video and/or audio stream. If there is only primary audio stream, the primary window doesn’t appear. If primary video is included, it is typically of the presenter.
3. Search field Allows you to locate any text you can see or hear in the presentation.
4 Contents, Captions, Discussion, Notes and Bookmarks. The Content section allows you to see all table of contents entries with timestamps for the video and you can click on them to jump right to that point in the video.

The Caption section will only appear if the creator of the session chose to caption the recording and it will include a complete transcript of the captions.

You can take notes while viewing a session to refresh your memory later. Additionally, any note you take will become searchable.

Bookmarks allow you to save a particular spot in a recording to revisit at a later time. Bookmarks will also show up in your search results.

Discussions allow you to leave a public comment on a session for others to see.

5 Screencapture, PowerPoint or any secondary video View video
6. The Player Allows you to view the recording as well as control what you see
7. Thumbnails Timestamped thumbnails for navigation

Below are links to additional resources:

Embed Panopto Recordings in Canvas Pages

Panopto Recordings can be embedded in Pages (and assignments, discussions, quizzes, and announcements) through Canvas’s Rich Content Editor (RCE). Panopto Recordings embedded this way will automatically be shared with your students. This is the method recommended by IT. To embed videos this way, refer to the following steps:

Content from NJVid was automatically imported to Panopto upon adoption. These videos are stored in the “NJVid Imports” folder located under your “My Folder.”

  1. Create or edit a page (assignments, discussions, quizzes, or announcements can be created or edited as well).
  2. In the Rich Content Editor (RCE) pictured below, click on the Panopto Recordings icon. This icon may be hidden under the “More External Tools” button depending on how many external tools (LTIs) are in your course.
    panopto recordings screen 2
  3. The “Panopto Recordings” frame will then pop up in your window.
  4. Select a folder to pull videos from (“My Folder”) is a common folder to select, then select a video and click insert to add the video to the page.
    panopto recordings screen


    NOTE:
    To insert content imported from NJVid, search for the “NJVid Imports folder

    Screenshot of Panopto Recordsings tab with NJVid typed into the search bar