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Automated lecture recordings

The first time you log in to Panopto, you'll be prompted to read the university's End User License Agreement (EULA). You must agree to be able to continue.

  • Lectures will be automatically recorded and associated to the correct Moodle course. The following short video demonstrates the process, including how to pause and resume recordings.

In the lecture theatre.

The Panopto remote recorder service is now installed onto every fixed teaching "Podium" PC  in every ILS supported Lecture Theatre and Seminar room across the university. However, while the software and a microphone (fixed to the desk or lapel mic) are installed, cameras are not installed at every location, meaning audio recordings only can be made with desktop capture, by default.

After the lecture.

Editing your recordings.

There is a very simple editing function within the Panopto software, which is demonstrated in this video.

Release your recordings. 

Recordings will automatically be made available to your students after two working days, however you can publish the recording sooner if you wish.

Ad-hoc / Manual recordings 

(Seminars, Tutorials, non-automated ILS rooms i.e. IT Labs, in the office or at home)

  • Seminars and Tutorials are not ordinarily automatically recorded. In order to do so, you must manually configure Moodle to work with Panopto.  

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 detailed in the following video.

Before the recording.

How to add the Panopto block in Moodle.

Once the course is provisioned, you are able to use Panopto to record content for that course.

How to download and install Panopto.

It is possible to quickly install Panopto onto both university desktop PCs via the Software Center, and also stand alone PCs or Macs via a download from within Moodle. 

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.

Recording content.

The video below explains how to use the Panopto desktop recorder. 

After the recording.

Editing your recordings.

There is a very simple editing function within the Panopto software, which is demonstrated in this video.

Release your recordings. 

Recordings will automatically be made available to your students if you have correctly set the course as the upload destination in the Panopto desktop recorder software. The videos will appear in the Panopto block in the appropriate Moodle course.

Support.

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.