Panopto Capture

The Panopto capture application allows users to record audio, video, and entire screens or application windows without the need to download a recorder. The Capture recorder is opened directly from within a browser.

Note: Panopto Capture requires the latest version of Chrome, Edge (Chromium-based), or Firefox browsers on Windows 10, MacOS 10.15 or higher, or the latest ChromeOS. Safari is NOT currently supported. IPADS and IPhones are NOT supported.

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Note: anti-virus exceptions may need to be made for audio (microphone), video (web camera), and screen in your preferred browser.

Note: Mac Users - Depending on the browser you are using, you may need to give additional permission for Chrome or Firefox to access your screen prior to recording a PowerPoint presentation. To learn more about this, please visit Why isn’t my screen being recorded on Mac when using Capture?

Quick Steps: Launching the Panopto Capture Recorder

  1. Log into the Panopto cloud
  2. Click the Create button
  3. Click Panopto Capture

    The Panopto Capture recorder will open in a new browser tab

Making a recording

Once the Capture recorder is open a recording can be made.

Important points to note

  1. If you are sharing a PC please check the correct person is logged into the cloud before opening the Capture recorder (user shown top right of the cloud).
  2. If you are using a PowerPoint presentation, the file must be saved to the desktop. If you open a PowerPoint file from any other location on the PC, the recording may fail to upload.
  3. If you are Capturing a PowerPoint presentation you should capture the screen (not the PowerPoint application) – this allows the presentation mode to be recorded.
  4. Ensure you select the My Folder from the 'Folder' drop down list after recording
  5. We recommend that you retain the date and time information in your Session Name to help identify recordings.
  6. It is recommended that you test your Primary sources (video and audio) prior to the start of each recording (click on the audio and video buttons to check them).
  7. When you have stopped the recording wait until it is finished uploading and is safe to close the Browser (show top left of the screen)
  8. If you are creating your recording for an assessment you will need to submit this through the Panopto Student Video Submission option in Blackboard.

Quick Steps:  Making a recording via the Capture recorder

  1. Open the capture recorder
  2. Select an audio source
  3. If required select a video source
  4. If  required select a screen, application or tab to record

    Note: PowerPoint is recorded in Panopto Capture by recording the screen with the PowerPoint slides in slideshow mode (capturing the application will not capture PowerPoint in presentation mode).

    Note: Mac Users - Depending on the browser you are using, you may need to give additional permission for Chrome or Firefox to access your screen prior to recording a PowerPoint presentation. To learn more about this, please visit Why isn’t my screen being recorded on Mac when using Capture?

    Note: Select the Application Window tab to record everything that happens in one application window only.  Select the application and then click Share. Please note: After starting the recording, Panopto will record PowerPoint slides as a video stream when a presentation is put into slideshow mode. If you are a Firefox user, please see How to Record PowerPoint with Firefox and Capture

  5. Note: If you are Capturing a PowerPoint presentation you should capture the screen (not the PowerPoint application) – this allows the presentation mode to be recorded.

  6. Click the record button

  7. Wait for the recording to upload
  8. Amend the recording title as required
  9. Ensure that the folder selected is the myFolder
  10. Close the browser

The recording will now be accessible via the Panopto cloud.

Note: If you are creating your recording for an assessment you will need to submit this through the Panopto Student Video Submission option in Blackboard.

More Guidance on using the Panopto Capture recorder please see the Panopto How to Create a video using Panopto Capture pages

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