Downloading for office/home

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Additional basic resources and functionality in Panopto

Installing the recorder from SOL

Use the following steps to install the Panopto recorder on an office machine, laptop or home computer. 

The software is free to download and associated licences allow for recordings to be uploaded to the Solent server. 

Versions for both Mac and Windows are available.

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Instructions for Windows

Step 1. Choose 'Windows' and when prompted 'Save file' to your computer.

Save the recorder installer to your computer

Step 2. Double-click the saved installer to begin - if prompted confirm you want the application to install. 

Step 3. Once the installer begins ensure the "Panopto Web Server" field reads "" and click 'Next'.

Check the server address is

Step 4. Click on 'Install the Panopto recorder' to complete the installation (this should be swift as the application is small).

Advanced: View support documents on how to use the Panopto recorder for Windows or Mac. 

Not found what you're looking for? 

Try the following links: 

bookThe basics
bookManaging recordings
bookRecording student assessments
bookFurther information

Installing the recorder for Mac

Use the following steps to install the Panopto recorder for Mac. 

The software is free to download and associated licences allow for recordings to be uploaded to the Solent server.

You must be running MacOS High Sierra or higher in order to install and run Panopto for Mac.  If you need to upgrade your operating system, we recommend MacOS Mojave.  Instructions can be found here.

Step 1. Choose 'Mac' and you should see a .pkg file downloaded to your machine

Download panopto for mac

Step 2.  Open the .pkg file in your file finder - in this example the installer has appeared in the downloads folder:

select the installer

Step 3.  Follow the instructions on the installer.  When installation has finished, Panopto will open and you will be prompted to log in.

Step 4.  You may need to input the server address -

server address

Step 5.  Where you see 'sign in with', select Solent Online Learning.  Then you will be prompted to input your Solent username and password

Installing the recorder from Panopto

You may also download the recorder from our Panopto websiteAlternatively, click here:

Step 1: Launch the webpage and locate the sign-in option (see below). This should have the Solent Online Learning option selected by default.
Panopto login with SOL

Step 2: Click on the "Sign in" button which  will launch the SOL login page. 

Step 3: Enter your university username and password; you will then be redirected back to the Panopto site. 

Step 4: Download the recorder (link is to the top right of the page):

Download option

Step 4:  Run through the installation process described in the previous chapter of this book.