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. 

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 anyone via a link.  From the My Folder, hover over your video and click the "Share" tool to get started.  On the next page, choose "Anyone at your organization with the link" from the Who has access [1] list.  Then, copy the Link URL at the top of the page [2] and share it as needed. Panopto automatically saves the setting as soon as you select it.

Panopto sharing screen with video URL highligted

Viewers will need to sign-in to their university account in order to view the video.  If sign-in is not necessary, choose Anyone with the link in the sharing list instead.

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.

What about Blackboard & Google Classroom?

Instructors using Blackboard and Google Classroom can still use Panopto for video storage and delivery, but they must login to Panopto directly to upload and manage videos.  From there, instructors can manually share a link for a video into their course.

Panopto + Moodle Integration

Panopto is also integrated with Moodle. Instructors can use the standard "Add activity or resource" tool in Moodle to create a link to a Panopto video.  On the activity setup page, simply 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.  Where the recordings are stored depends on how the Zoom meeting was created. Read on for details.

Canvas & Moodle 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.

Moodle

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

Other Zoom Meetings (including Blackboard course 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 should you wish to access that for any reason.

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.