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

Panopto caters to many types of recording equipment, from professional microphones to webcams. Recordings can be viewed on PCs and Macs via the virtual learning environment (Moodle).

Getting Started with Panopto

A set of instructions to show you process of recording your lectures / content and making them available to students via Moodle


Panopto's accessibility features allow users to easily navigate and read the Panopto web interface. Both the creator and viewer interfaces support screen readers. All sessions fully support adding and displaying captions. Find out more about the types of captioning support available for our students.

Screen Reader Support

The following screen reader programs are supported on these browsers:
JAWS for Internet Explorer
NVDA for Firefox

Keyboard Access

All of the functionalities and links in the web interface are accessible by using the tab key. The tab key will move from function to function and you can hit enter to use that function.

Learn more about Panopto's accessibility features (link opens in a new window)

Guest lecturers

You must always obtain written consent from guest lecturers or speakers before you record their lecture, talk or presentation. Ideally, you should send the consent form to them well in advance when you are arranging their visit, and not wait until just before the lecture starts.

Guest lecturers or speakers can ask for the recording to be made unavailable at any stage after the lecture if they wish to withdraw their consent.

Non Staff and Student Consent Form

Support & Documentation

Using Panopto off-campus

A local copy of the Panopto software for home PCs and Laptops and for Mac OS devices can be downloaded by logging in to and clicking on the "Download Panopto" link at the top right of the page. You can select to see all available versions for Windows and Mac OS platforms. The videos below also detail the process.   Panopto is not currently available for either Chromebook or Linux operating systems.

Panopto also provide apps for both Apple and Android devices.

How to download and install the Panopto Desktop Recorder (PC & Mac)

Forms and policies

Help and guidance