Help & Resources: Panopto

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Getting Started

  • Instructors and students should always access Panopto through Blackboard (steps are listed later on this page). Please note: 

  • Instructors are given Creator access in Panopto which allows them to record, edit, and change video settings. 

  • Students using Blackboard are given Viewer access in Panopto and can only view videos, unless completing a Panopto Assignment. 

  • Staff who do NOT teach any courses will set up and access Panopto differently from instructors and students (steps are listed later on this page). 

Setting Up Your Access in Panopto

Instructors Using Blackboard Original 

The instructions below go along with this quick Panopto Demo (video hosted on Panopto)

  1. Log in to Blackboard at blackboard.ohio.edu

  1. Navigate to the course for which you would like to create the recorded lecture or presentation. 

  1. Configure your Blackboard course with Panopto to set up an integrated account. 

  • Click Tools on the left navigation panel under "Course Name." 

  • Click Panopto Recordings

Note: Performing this action creates a course folder in Panopto and provides your account with Creator access to the folder. You will complete this same action for each course using Panopto. 

Instructors Using Blackboard Ultra

  1. Log in to Blackboard at blackboard.ohio.edu

  2. Navigate to the course for which you would like to create the recorded lecture or presentation. 

  3. Configure your Blackboard course with Panopto to set up an integrated account. 

  • Click Books & Tools on the left navigation panel under "Details & Actions." 

  • Click Panopto Recordings

Note: Performing this action creates a course folder in Panopto and provides your account with Creator access to the folder. You will complete this same action for each course using Panopto. 

Students  

  1. Log in to Blackboard at blackboard.ohio.edu

  2. To view Panopto recordings within your course content, navigate to your course and click on the appropriate link. 

Non-Instructional staff

  1. Go to https://ohiouniversity.hosted.panopto.com/ 

  2. Select Ohio University Single Sign-on from the drop-down. 

  3. Select Sign in

  • Upon authentication, your Panopto account is automatically created with Viewer access. 

  • If you need Creator access, complete steps 1-3 above, then contact the IT Service Desk and request non-instructional staff Panopto Creator access. 

How-To Basics 

Navigating Panopto 

Downloading the Recorder from Blackboard Original and Ultra

The Creator role is required to access and download the Panopto Recorder app. As Viewers, students are only provided access to the recorder app through Panopto Video Assignments created in Blackboard. The following procedure must be performed on each device to be used for recording.  However, once the Panopto app is installed on a device, you need only repeat these steps when an update is required. 

Instructors: Downloading the Recorder in Blackboard Original 

  1. Click Tools from the course menu on the left. 

  2. Select Panopto Recordings

  3. On the Panopto Content page, select the Create button, located to the right of the search field. 

  4. Choose the first option in the drop-down menu, Record in Application

  5. From the pop-up window, choose from the Download Installer list to download the appropriate app to your computer. 

    • Follow the prompts to download and open the Panopto app.

Instructors: Downloading the Recorder in Blackboard Ultra 

  1. Select Books & Tools on the left navigation panel under "Details & Actions." 

  2. Select Panopto Recordings

  3. On the Panopto Content page, click the Create button, located to the right of the search field. 

  4. Choose the first option in the drop-down menu, Record in Application

  5. From the pop-up window, choose from the Download Installer list to download the appropriate app to your computer. 

    • Follow the prompts to download and open the Panopto app. 

Creating and Sharing Your Panopto Video 

Recording a Video 

  • Download the latest version of the Panopto Recorder app to create recordings of PowerPoint, video, and audio presentations. 

Adding Captions, Audio Descriptions, and Editing a Panopto Recording 

Adding Tags and Smart Chapters To a Panopto Recording 

  • How to use tags - Add tags to videos as a way to help users browse and explore specific content on a Panopto site. 

  • How to enable smart chapters - Smart Chapters are not automatically added on your videos, but there is an option to enable them on a per-video basis.  

  • How to use smart chapters - Add, remove, and edit smart chapters from your Panopto videos to create an automatic table of contents. 

Sharing a Panopto Recording, Assignment, or Quiz 

Sharing Inside Blackboard (Instructors Only) 

  • Note: When viewing a Panopto recording with embedded quiz, it is necessary to watch the entire video from start to finish. To ensure the grade transfers back to the Blackboard Grade Center, do NOT skip ahead or jump to the quiz questions. 

Sharing Outside of Blackboard (Anyone with Creator Access) 

Managing Discussion Notifications 

How to use discussion notifications - Receive daily email notification if any comments were added to your videos or replies were made to your comments. 

Restoring Archived Panopto Content 

  • How to restore archived content - recordings that have not been viewed in 24 months will be automatically archived. The archive process keeps videos organized with the most recent content readily accessible, while preserving older content in a less conspicuous location. 

    • Note: Any user with Viewer access may restore an archived video.  Restoration can take up to 48 hours. 

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