Panopto

Panopto logo

Panopto is Stan State's video hosting and delivery service. It provides a space for faculty, staff, and students to upload, store, and share video content in a variety of ways for classes and other campus needs.

Panopto is the supported tool for adding video to Canvas courses. More information

Accessing Panopto

All campus users have access to a personal Panopto account, including students and staff.  These accounts come with unlimited storage for the user.

First-time users

At the Panopto login page, first-time staff and students users should choose the option for General Use. Canvas and Blackboard faculty should choose Canvas. Moodle faculty should choose Moodle. Most users will route through Canvas briefly - please follow the prompts to allow Canvas to share information with Panopto.  This is necessary and there is no security risk in doing so.

Login to Panopto

Direct URL: https://oat.hosted.panopto.com

Your Panopto Account

Your Panopto account has a My Folder [1].  Use this area to store videos and create custom folders. The My Folder displays your videos and has several tools to help you manage them in a variety of ways [2].  Within the My Folder is a Create [3] tool.  Click that tool to create new folders and upload media files.

the Panopto My Folder

After logging in to Panopto, click My Folder to open your storage area. Use the tools in the My Folder to manage your videos.

Open the Create [1] menu to upload video files or create a new folder to store videos. You can also start the Panopto recorder to create a brand new recording using your webcam.

Create menu in Panopto highlighting the upload tool and the folder creation tool

Sharing Panopto Videos

Canvas and Moodle instructors should skip this section.

Videos in Panopto can be shared to a single user or made available to other Stan State users via a link.  From the My Folder, hover over your video and click the "Share" tool to get started.

First, [1] click the "Change" link below Who can access this video. The access permissions pop-up appears.

Sharing settings showing Step 1

Next, [2] choose "Your Organization (unlisted)" for permissions. This will enable you to control somewhat who has access to the video by requiring them to click on the link - it will not be discoverable in the Everything folder.

Selecting the organization

Finally, [3] click "Copy Link" to copy the link to your clipboard.  Share the link in an email or any other way you'd like. Optionally, you can check "Start at" and enter a timestamp where the video will begin playing when the viewer clicks the link.

Copy link button

Viewers will need to sign-in to a Stan State university account in order to view the video.  If you are trying to share the video outside the university, you must contact OAT in order to make the video public.

Panopto + Canvas Integration

At Stan State, Panopto and Canvas are "integrated", which means you can use Panopto directly inside a Canvas course.  To learn more, please see the Panopto Recordings page in the Canvas help area.

Panopto + Moodle Integration

Panopto is also integrated with Moodle. Instructors can use the standard "Add activity or resource" links in Moodle to create a link to a Panopto video in a module.  On the activity set-up page, click the "Select content" button [1] to browse your Panopto videos, upload a new video file, or record a new video. You can change the "Activity name" field after selecting the content if desired - this is the link text students will see on the course home page.

Moodle activity chooser with Panopto video highlighted  Moodle activity setup with Select Content button highlighted

Or, videos can be embedded directly into Moodle course content anywhere the text editor is viewable using the Embed tool.

Moodle text editor highlighting Panopto tool

Panopto + Zoom Integration

Panopto and Zoom are also connected.  This means that every Zoom cloud recording is automatically copied over into Panopto.  The original Zoom recording will be automatically deleted after 60 days. Where the recordings are stored depends on how the Zoom meeting was created. Read on for details.

Course Zoom Meetings

Canvas

For meetings that were scheduled using the Zoom tool in Canvas, the meeting recordings will be added to the course folder in Panopto and be viewable from the "Panopto Recordings" link in the course. You can quickly open a Canvas course folder by logging in to Panopto and clicking the "Browse" menu on the left and then click "My Folders". Your list of Canvas courses will be shown.

Moodle

Moodle course Zoom recordings are copied to a course folder in Panopto and are available using the regular intergration tools.

Other Zoom Meetings

Recordings of meetings that are scheduled in the Zoom application or in your online Zoom account will be copied into your personal Panopto account.  They will be placed inside the My Folder, in a new folder called "Meeting Recordings".  You can share these recordings as links with your viewers.  Note: the original Zoom meeting recording is still available in Zoom for 60 days should you wish to access that for any reason.

Additional Information

What is copied from Zoom to Panopto?

  1. Shared screen with active speaker
  2. Closed captions
  3. Chat
    • Chat is placed into the "Discussion" area of the video in Panopto and is sync'd to the location in the video where the chat appeared. To view the chat/discussion, open the Discussion tab after opening the video. Note that any URLs in the chat will not be live in the Panopto discussion.  Copy-paste those to visit them.

Screenshot of a Panopto video showing the Zoom meeting content
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Closed Captions in Panopto

All videos in Panopto automatically have "machine" captions added to them after they are uploaded.  While machine captions are often correct, they do require manual editing to capture special terminology, correct garbled text, or adjust sentence structure. The owner of the video is responsible for reviewing captions.

How to edit captions

  1. Open the video in Panopto
  2. Click the Captions item in the left-hand menu of the player
  3. Edit a caption entry

Professional paid captions from Automatic Sync are typically reserved for videos that are needed as part of an official accommodation from Disability Resource Services.  However, they can still be requested for other projects. Contact oat@csustan.edu to discuss a specific need.

Questions?

Contact oat@csustan.edu if you have questions about using Panopto on campus.