Panopto is a new lecture capture platform that Loyola is piloting in 2013. Panopto software provides an all-in-one interface to record screen content and video of the instructor simultaneously and can be used in classrooms on campus that are equipped with a built-in video recording system or from any PC or laptop. The presenter has the option to record video or audio only along with PowerPoint and/or screen capture.
Panopto Overview Video
We are looking for faculty to pilot during Fall courses, or use to prerecord content for future courses. For more information about participating in the pilot, please contact Christina Bello at ext. 5-6650 or email@example.com.
- Login to Panopto using your UVID (e.g. jsmith) and password: http://luc.hosted.panopto.com or you may access Panopto using a link in your Sakai course if it has been made available.
- Locate your course folder from the menu on the lower left to access the instructor's recordings.
- For questions related to Panopto, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Recording Quick Steps using Sakai (PDF)
- Creating a Recording (PDF)
- Panopto Recording Checklist: Adjusting Video and Audio Settings (PDF)
- Water Tower Campus:
- Corboy Law Center 202, 423
- Maguire Hall 110
- Lakeshore Campus:
- Cuneo 311, 312
- Mundelein 508
- Crown Auditorium
- Crown Center 114
- Klarchek Information Commons 105, 111, 112, 120, 215, 216, 230
During the Spring/Summer semesters, Panopto recordings were used to supplement nine courses. The instructors using Panopto to record their class sessions found the software to be straightforward and easy to use to create and share recordings with their students. Faculty and students had an overall positive response to Panopto being used as a course supplement and shared the following comments in a survey:
Students hardly notice that the recording session is on. This makes for a very normal class atmosphere. When students gave presentations, they didn't even think that they were being recorded because the instructor had set everything up before the beginning of the class session. Since most students are interested in reviewing presentations by other members of the class, this is an important factor.
I firmly believe that Panopto improves the online learning experience for both faculty and students. It is incredibly easy to use and very helpful. Students reported high rates of satisfaction with it. Its capabilities exceed those of other similar programs, and I would HIGHLY recommend Loyola move forward with adopting Panopto for use by faculty.
I think Panopto serves a major purpose for use in the course. It was easier to access than trying to print copies of the document files, especially if you don't have access to a printer.
I think it's very helpful to use in reviewing for a test or if a topic was unclear when it was first taught in class. Being able to watch the class over was extremely helpful.
- What is Panopto?
Panopto is a lecture capture platform that provides the ability to record screen content and video of the instructor simultaneously. Panopto can be used in classrooms on campus that are equipped with a built-in video recording system or from any PC or laptop. With Panopto software, both sources are combined into a single media file for distribution to students. Panopto offers a significant improvement over previous lecture capture software by providing a straightforward interface for basic recording and a more seamless production of video files; there are also more advanced recording and editing features available.
- How can I be a part of the pilot?
As part of a pilot project, we are looking for instructors who are interested in using the lecture capture system and would be willing to take part in an evaluation. We would also request that your students answer a brief survey at the end of the semester. If you are interested in participating, please contact Christina Bello at ext. 5-6650 or email@example.com.
- Will there be integration with Sakai?
Yes, Panopto will be integrated with Sakai by the Fall 2013 semester.
- Is PowerPoint able to be used in this system for lectures?
Yes, PowerPoint can be captured simultaneously along with the audio/video and screen content. There is also a PowerPoint index in the Panopto Viewer so students can navigate between slides; the instructor and students can also add notes to the presentation.
- Can recordings be distributed by the faculty member beyond the University?
There is the option to make a recording public, then the link could be shared with anyone. If the instructor keeps the recording private then it would only be available to students in their course.
- Would students be able to download and save lectures indefinitely?
The recording is streamed from the Panopto server and is not downloadable by students; however the instructor has the option to download and distribute the file.