Panopto is the University's online media platform for teaching and learning. Panopto is available through Moodle, as an app for your phone or tablet, and as a desktop application. You can use Panopto to record lectures or other taught sessions to later share with learners. Additionally, you can create video podcasts and screencasts for both blended and online learning activities.
Automated recordings in Panopto via the booking form are temporarily suspended due to the impact of Covid-19 on physical teaching spaces on campus. If you wish to pre-record content for your students, please refer to the guidance on the Panopto Manual Recorder (this can be used on your university computer anywhere or any teaching space on campus.
Content capture: more than lecture capture
Lecture, seminar and event capture
The University offers an opt-in policy which allows tutors to schedule recordings through an online booking form. Once the lecture, seminar or event has been recorded, tutors will receive an email requesting its approval. Once approved, learners will have access to the recordings.
Flipping the classroom and distance learning
There’s no easier way to record pre-lecture videos than with the Panopto Recorder. This approach allow you to ‘flip the classroom’ by asking students to view and engage with recorded material before a lecture or seminar. Teaching material can be captured in short videos, these are then viewed by students prior to a face-to-face session, therefore freeing up time to further explore, assess and deepen understanding.
Panopto also support distance learning allowing you to design online learning experiences that allows learners to see the tutor, their slides, white boards and even live demonstrations.
Panopto allows you to add interactive elements while editing your recordings. You can add features like Table of Contents, embed a webpage, add formative quizzes and PDF files to make your resources even more engaging.
Integrated with Moodle
Panopto is integrated with Moodle, which makes it easy for lecturers to create recordings that are automatically available to students within corresponding Moodle courses. To start using Panopto in teaching, tutors will need to provision a module course in Moodle:
Guidance and support
Our Panopto guidance has a suite of resources to help you learn how to use Panopto:
Check out our Panopto guidance material in the Moodle staff help area.
Our video guides
We have also created a playlist of video guides which will take you through the different stages of learning Panopto, from setting up to sharing resources with students:
- video content is streamed so that it can be played back instantly
- can be viewed from mobile devices
- pre-recorded video files can be easily uploaded
- content can be edited online via a browser before being approved
- captured PowerPoint slides automatically create an in-built video navigation menu
- analytics show how video is being viewed
- search functionality is able to locate content that is spoken or displayed as text during recordings.
Enhancing teaching and learning online
Transform your videos into active learning resources by adding quizzes:
Video can be a powerful medium for feedback. Learn how to use Panopto to provide rich multimedia feedback. You can share a Panopto recording link in Moodle assignment feedback:
Create your own flipped learning resources with screencasting in Panopto. Whether it is an instructional video or a screencast, Panopto can help you build engaging video content for pre-session tasks:
Resources for revision
Being able to search the audio, slide text and contents of recordings makes Panopto search an indispensable tool for revision. To take things further, students can make use of the bookmarks and make notes which are time stamped and linked to the recording: