Further information

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Date: Saturday, 3 December 2022, 6:38 AM


Enabling newly enrolled students

What copyright issues apply?

Copyright logo imageThe Library provide comprehensive advice on copyright matters on the Portal.

A variety of works are protected under copyright law, including: 

  • text
  • film
  • sound recordings
  • scripts
  • musical compositions
  • photographs
  • blogs
  • diagrams
  • still images.
If copyright material is to be included in your lecture recording, make sure you clear it with the rights owner before a recording takes place 
unless the fair dealing rule applies.

As long as what you are including in your lecture is ‘reasonable and appropriate to the purpose’ of the lecture then limited amounts of copyright material can normally be safely used for the following purposes:

JISC will provide you with further useful advice on copyright and lecture capture. 

To record guest speakers please read additional information on the next pages in this book.

Not found what you're looking for? 

Try the following links: 

bookThe basics
bookManaging recordings
bookDownloading for office/home
bookRecording student assessments

Can I record guest speakers?

Consent form imageIf you wish record a guest speaker you will need to ask them to sign a downloadable consent form

In the first instance forms should be kept within your school or departmental office.

The consent form is to be signed by the person who has agreed to be recorded and filmed as the principal party to, or as part of, a lecture or other educational event or activity carried out within Solent University. 

The purpose of this form is to seek consent for the films and/or recordings to be taken and subsequently to be used in a number of media, including the intranet/web by Solent University.  Solent University in turn offers a commitment to only allow these recordings to be used appropriately and sensitively. 

More information can be found from JISC Legal in a 2010 document, Recording Lectures: Legal Considerations (28 July 2010). 


How do I view usage stats?

Within Panopto you can view statistics for both your unit page folders as well as individual sessions. 

Step 1: To view your module page reports go to the relevant page in SOL and click on any of the recordings in the lecture capture block.

Course settings link

Step 2: Once the Panopto website launches you will be taken to that video. Click the module folder name at the top,  you will now be presented with all the videos in that folder.

Close folder dialogue box

Step 3: View your list of the recording you have completed for the unit. To get a usage overview of videos within the unit folder click on the folder stats icon to the top right hand corner of the folder view.

Folder stats icon

Step 4: Read the reporting dialogue box which will give you an overview of the amount of users and viewing time for the folder, as well as the number of unique viewers for each recording.

Folder stats

Step 5: Drill down to each individual recording to get more detailed usage statistics by clicking on the link to the recording in the view above, or by selecting the stats icon next to the recording as in the image below:

Recording stats

This will launch the dialogue box for the individual recording where you will be able to see the number of views by day and length of time viewed. You can also see the number of views at points in the time line of the recording. 

The reporting capabilities may offer some insight which will need to be interpreted on a course and individual recording basis.

Session stats

If you scroll further down the dialogue box window you will be able to see the individual student usage, the number of times and length of viewings for each user. 

The image below has the user ids blurred for data protection.

Student views

We would be interested to hear how you understand the statistics reporting available to you. Please share your ideas via email at ltu@solent.ac.uk. 

It is appropriate that the statistics are considered on a course by course basis as well as by individual recordings. Broad assumptions may not reflect the underlying indicators that the reporting stats point to.

Mobile Applications

There is a mobile app available for Panopto Lecture Capture which allows you to record learning events in any location on or off campus.

The App is available from: