Panopto is our video content management system here at Wilkes University. Everything related to video creation, editing, storing and sharing your videos you can now do in one simple, easy to use place. Panopto is a robust system with lots of great features such as recording video presentations, storing and managing videos, and live streaming events. You can record from a PC, Mac, or your mobile device. You can record your screen, webcam, and even other inputs like a document camera. Panopto also includes video editing capabilities and automatically generated captioning. Generated captions can be edited to improve accuracy or transcripts can be uploaded as well.
Panopto offers several engagement features for an enhanced student experience. Students can take private notes on the video, bookmark spots in the video for reference, search notes, and participate in discussions. Instructors can create in-video quizzes which pause the video to display a question for the students to respond. Panopto offers robust video analytics showing, which students watched the videos, where they stopped, replayed, and much more. Panopto also includes a Video Assignment feature in which instructors can set up a folder to allow students to create and add videos. Student videos can be set up as private to the instructor or sharable to the whole class.
Panopto is integrated with D2L, which makes adding videos to your course a seamless process. Click the Panopto link on the navigation bar in your D2L/LIVE course. You will automatically be placed in the corresponding course folder in Panopto. Panopto will create folders for your courses, or you can use ‘My Folder’ to store videos and then just apply sharing permissions from there to each video. Videos can be added to Announcements, Content, Discussions, or Assignments by clicking the Insert Stuff button. See the documentation below for more information on adding Panopto videos to your courses.
Training and Support
Our Panopto agreement includes a full support and training package. As part of that training package, we receive customized training for our users. Here are the recordings of the trainings offered for Wilkes to get you started. To get the full experience of all Panopto offers, click on the
Getting Started with Panopto
Advanced Creator Tools
These trainings are also published to the OTTL Training folder for users to watch anytime from within Panopto. You can find them here.
In addition, you can find online tutorials, documentation and live chat support by navigating to https://support.panopto.com/s/. You can also access support from within Panopto itself by clicking Help in the top right corner of the Panopto window.
Get ideas for using video in the classroom and see how other institutions are using Panopto on the Panopto blog https://www.panopto.com/blog/. Click on the Category dropdown menu to select a topic of interest.