Making recordings using the desktop recorder

Student recordings can be made using the Panopto manual recorder. On a Uwe machine this can be opened from apps anywhere. If already installed on personal this can be opened from the icon on the desktop or from the Panopto cloud.

Note: If the recorder has not yet been installed on a personal machine please see the guidance for downloading the Panopto recorder.

Please see the Panopto Recorder for Windows Minimum requirements and Panopto for Mac Minimum requirements.

Note: If you are unable to install the recorder or use AppsAnywhere please use the Panopto Capture (Browser) recorder.

Note: If you are unable to download the Panopto recorder, use Panopto Capture or apps anywhere, you may need to update your operating system or alternatively go to a suitable computer lab/room on campus to make your recording.

Quick Steps: Opening the Panopto recorder from a UWE machine

  1. Use App Anywhere

Quick Steps: Opening the Panopto recorder from a personal machine

  1. Click the icon on the Panopto icon desktop
  2. Click Sign in
  3. Click Sign in (Leave the drop down menu as Blackboard)

Or

  1. Access the Panopto cloud
  2. Click Create
  3. Click Panopto for Windows (Record in Application)
  4. If required, click Allow/open Panopto recorder

Note: To open the Panopto recorder it must be installed on the computer you wish to record on. Guidance can be found for downloading the Panopto recorder.

Making a recording

Once the Panopto 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 recorder (user shown top right of the recorder.
  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. When prompted to log in, select the “Log in with Blackboard” option.
  4. Ensure you select the My Folder from the ‘Folder’ drop down list
  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.
  7. If you are only intending to record PowerPoint, we recommend that you do not select ‘Capture Main Screen’.

    If you intend recording anything other than PowerPoint, please do select ‘Capture Main Screen’.
  8. If you have ‘Capture Main Screen’ selected and also a PowerPoint presentation, the screen recording will capture the PowerPoint and your clicks through it. If you later want to remove slides, you will need to remove the slide from the PowerPoint presentation and also the relevant section in the screen recording.
  9. When you have stopped the recording and have uploaded the file, you will be taken to the ‘Manage Recordings’ tab. You can now log off / sign out of the PC - do not shut down the PC as this will delay the processing of your recording.
  10. If you are creating your recording for an assessment you will need to submit this through the assignment mashup option in Blackboard.

Quick Steps: Making a recording via the windows recorder

Note: 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.
Note: Student recording should be made to the myFolder

  1. Select the My Folder option for the folder to be recorded to
  2. Edit the recording name as appropriate (we recommend that you retain the date and time information in your Session Name to help identify recordings)
  3. Select the required Primary Sources
  4. Select the required Secondary sources
  5. If required open a PowerPoint presentation (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.
  6. Click record
  7. When you have finished recording click the stop button
  8. Allow the recording to upload

    Once uploaded the recording line will look like this

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 assignment mashup option in Blackboard.

For more guidance and recording via the Mac recorder please view this recording created by Panopto – Recording with Panopto on Windows or a Mac.

Recording in Panopto Student guide video provided by the Faculty of Environment and Technology LIU (Transcript)

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