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Creating videos in Panopto is a straightforward and simple.  The videos are created with a desktop client and then uploaded to Panopto, where videos can be edited, captioned, and integrated into your Canvas course.

How do I install Panopto?

From a Personal Computer, the software may be downloaded by logging directly into Panopto at or through Canvas. Get started by following these Windows Instructions or Mac Instructions.

You will be prompted for the Panopto host, enter and press save.  You'll then be prompted for your SPU Credentials to complete the sign-in process.

For SPU Managed computers, the software is currently available through the Install Software on an SPU-Managed Computer and will be installed this summer on classroom podium machines.

There is also a mobile app version of Panopto that can be downloaded through Apple's App Store or Google Play.

How do I record a video?

  1. Make sure the software has been installed.
  2. Open the Panopto client from your computer.
  3. Click the Create New Recording button.
    1. Set your inputs and recording settings: record yourself and a PowerPoint Presentation or Computer Screen.  Add an additional camera for a hands on demonstration.  All video will automatically be synchronized together.
    2. If you use an USB mic vs the internal microphone computer, you will need to set that now.
  4. Press the record button.
    1. During the presentation you can pause your presentation while you transition (or edit later in the web viewer)
  5. When you're finished press the Stop button.
Now that you've created your video, let's get it inserted into Canvas and captioned!

Panopto Recorder

Screenshot of the Panopto Desktop Client

See the Record a Video for a Panopto video tutorial!