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Getting started IT and Library Services

There are 3 stages to recording your lectures / content and making them available to students via Moodle.

Stage 1:  Initial tasks.

The first thing you must do is sign the End User License Agreement and Consent Form. This form must be printed, completed and returned to the IT Service Desk.  Prior to actually using the Panopto software, you must log into Moodle and synchronise the Panopto system with your details.  This is known as "Provisioning your Course" and simple instructions on how this is done are available here.

Initial provisioning of a course can take up to 10 minutes, so you are advised to do this in advance of your first teaching session.  Once that is completed, you are able to use the Panopto software to record content for that course.

Stage 2:  Recording Content.

The Panopto client is now  installed onto every fixed teaching "Podium" PC  in every Lecture Theatre and Seminar room across the university. However, while the software and a microphone (fixed to the desk or lapel mike)  is installed, cameras are not installed at every location, meaning audio recordings only can be made with desktop capture. The Lecture Theatres and Classrooms in Stockwell Street are all equipped with the compatible cameras, and ILS will concentrate on upgrading Lecture Theatres across the rest of the campuses in the coming months.

  • It is possible to quickly install Panopto onto your office machine via the Software center
  • For a local copy of the Panopto software for home PCs and Laptops and for Mac OS devices, you can download the software from the links on the Panopto block within Moodle:

Panopto block in Moodle 

Once installed, simple run the software and follow the  Instructions to record using Panopto.

If appropriate, lectures should include a PowerPoint slide reminding the audience that the class is being recorded. A recommended slide is available to be downloaded here.

Stage 3: Editing and Approving your Recordings.

The Panopto recorder will automatically upload your recordings so you can easily share them with your students via Moodle. Before they can see it, you will still need to approve the recording.  There is a very simple editing function within the Panopto software, instructions are available on the Panopto website. (opens in a new page)

The final process is to approve the recording which will publish it on the server and create a link to the file in the students' Moodle environment course so that they can easily find it. Instructions for making the recording available can be found here.


For training and advice on using the Panopto lecture recording system, please visit the IT and Library Services website, or contact the IT Service Desk on ext.7555.