IT and Library Services


Panopto is an event recording service. For lecturers and event organisers, Panopto allows audio and visual material, including the speaker's voice, presentation slides and visualised documents, to be recorded and published online in an automated process that has minimal impact on the presenter.

Video & Webinar Tools - Essential


Panopto is a leading solution for the capture and playback of lectures. Panopto is used in universities across the world to securely capture lectures, broadcast events, deliver training and to serve old media for new uses.

Key Service Information

Features and Benefits

  • The Panopto digital capture software can be used to record, and edit, content from your device or university workstation. It may form part of an innovative teaching approach, such as flipped classroom or in standard lecture-type presentation for students to revisit.
  • All lecture theatres are equipped with audio to complement teaching materials enabling basic use of this service. Many lecture theatres can capture video recordings of the session. 
    Recordings are automatically uploaded to the Panopto servers, enabling editing of content before it is made available to the selected Moodle course.
  • Recordings can be made available in any combination of streaming, download or podcast formats.
  • Access to lecture recordings can be restricted to members of Newcastle University.
  • Recordings of events of general interest, such as public lectures, can be made open to all.
  • Recordings can be deleted upon request by the speaker.
  • Recording facilities available in lecture theatres and a solo recording room.


The service is available to all members of university staff and students on courses utilising the Panopto service


    Support hours:

    09.00 - 17.00 weekdays other than University and Bank Holidays

    User service issues:

    Any dissatisfaction with the service should be addressed in the first instance to the IT Service Desk:
    Telephone: 020 8331 7555, visit the IT Service Desk pages or you may also submit a query online

Help & further information

Support: How do I's and other issues.

  • Please contact the IT Service Desk

Help Documentation: Provided by IT and Library & EDU

  • For further information, please see the Panopto area of the ILS site
  • EDU / ILS training can be arranged via the Staff Development website

Other relevant information can be found in:

IT and Library website