Pantopto allows you to create recordings of presentations using almost any computer. Panopto recordings can be stored, searched, and replayed by students.

Adding Panopto to a Course
Quickstart Guide for Classroom Computers
Installing Panopto on Personal or Work Computer
Uploading Zoom and Other Media Files
Copy and Move Recordings within Panopto (Panopto Video)

Note: Student View does not work in Panopto.

Adding Panopto to a Course

If the “Course Videos” button does not automatically appear in your course, you can add it as a tool link via the “+” button at the top left of your menu.

  1. Click on the circle with the plus sign at the top left of the course menu.
  2. Select Tool Link from the drop down menu.
  3. Name the link “Course Videos.” Choose Panopto Course Tool Application from the Type dropdown menu. Check the box next to Available to Users. Click Submit.
Before a course will appear in your Panopto list of courses, you must provision that course for use with Panopto.  You can provision your course by clicking on the “Course Videos” button that appears in your Blackboard course menu and following the setup instructions. 

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Quickstart Guide for Classroom Computers

Panopto is already installed on most classroom computers.

  • To start using Panopto, click on the green ribbon icon on your classroom computer: green ribbon icon
  • Log in to the Panopto recorder using your MyBama user name and password.
  • Once you’ve logged in, select your course from the My Courses folder and hit Record.
    Step one. Select your course from the My Courses folder. Step two. Click record.
  • You can then minimize the Panopto recorder application and begin your lecture. Panopto will capture any content that appears on your computer screen and also your voice via your classroom’s podium or lapel microphone.
  • Once you’ve completed your lecture, click on the stop button in the Panopto recorder and your recording will automatically be uploaded to your Blackboard course. Both you and your students can access your Panopto content via the new Course Videos or Panopto Videos link in your Blackboard course menu
If the Course/Panopto Videos link does not appear in your course menu, you can add it by clicking on + at the top left of the course menu. From there, select Add Tool Link and select Panopto Course Tool Application from the list. Check the box to make the link available to students. Once the button has been added to your course, click on it and follow the steps required. 

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Installing Panopto on Personal or Work Computer

For a new installation of Panopto, follow these steps.

  • Enter your Blackboard course or go to alabama.hosted.panopto.com if you’re not using Blackboard.
  • In Blackboard, in the course menu on the left side of your course, select Course Videos. This will open the Panopto video interface.
  • Click on Create at the top, then Record Video.
  • A pop-up window will give you the option to download Panopto on your device. Click the Download Panopto button.
  • Run the installer to complete the installation.

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Uploading Zoom Recordings and Other Media

In addition to lecture capture, Panopto can serve as a robust media manager.  To upload a video or audio file to Panopto:

  • Go to the Course Videos in your Blackboard Course Menu
  • Click on Create
  • Select Upload Media
  • Drag files to box and they will begin uploading

Panopto will accept most common media types such as MP3s and MP4s — learn more about supported file types here. 

To make Zoom recordings available to students, you can upload them to Panopto.  If you are already a Panopto user, your Zoom recordings will appear along with any other Panopto content that you have previously created.

Retrieve Zoom Recordings from the Cloud – Desktop Client
Retrieve Zoom Recordings from the Cloud – Web Portal

When you record locally, all Zoom recordings will be placed in a Zoom folder found in the following file path on these devices:

  • PC: C:\Users\User Name\Documents\Zoom
  • Mac: /Users/User Name/Documents/Zoom