Record your own assessed presentations using Panopto

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Date: Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 3:09 AM

About lecture capture

Lecture capture is widely used on taught units. Some of the benefits include:

  • You can review your lectures any time and anywhere to reinforce your learning.
  • Recordings are viewable on multiple devices.
  • The lecture capture system allows you to create your own bookmarks and private revision notes.
  • Any points that you would like to clarify during your live lecture will be available to you afterwards.
  • You can prepare thoroughly for your subsequent lectures and assignments.

Student Video Guide

Recording and Submitting a Video Assessment using Panopto

This video guide will show you how you can download the free Panopto recorder which can be used to record assessed videos and presentations on your own device.  The second part of the guide will show you how to set up, create and then upload your recording for submission.

Video 1:  How to download Panopto


Video 2: How to record and submit a video using the Panopto recorder



Using Panopto for assignments

If your tutor requests that your assignment should be recorded via Panopto, you can either use any Univerisity lectern computer or you can download the recorder to your own device by going to https://solent.cloud.panopto.eu/ and logging in with your university credentials.  

In the menu at the top right, you will be given the link to download the recorder (Download Panopto):



You will need to select the appropriate installer. Run the downloaded file and follow the onscreen instructions.

If you are installing on a PC, ensure that the Panopto Web Server address reads solent.cloud.panopto.eu as shown here:

panopto web server address

You will then be prompted to sign in via Solent Online Learning:

sign into panopto

If you are installing on a Mac, you will be prompted to input the server address.  Enter this address into the server box:  solent.cloud.panopto.eu

You must then select to Sign on with Solent Online Learning

Sign into Panopto using the Solent Online Learning option


After signing in, your internet browser may prompt you to open the Panopto recorder as shown here:

open panopto

Once the Panopto recorder has opened, click on My Folder.  Although the main 'year' folder looks greyed out, click on the black triangle icon to open it.  You can then click the black triangle icon to open the main unit folder. 

You need select the correct folder to record into. Your tutor will have firstly set up a special [assignments] folder for you to record into within Panopto.  In the example below, 'BUS603_4198379035:Business Project (BUS603) [assignments]' will be selected.

Folders

You can also search for the code of the unit and the word 'assignments' by typing into this area on a PC:

panopto PC search bar

And here on a Mac:

search for the folder you wish to record into

You will have access to record into this folder and this recording is private to you and your tutor. You can view, amend and delete your own recordings in this folder but will not be able to see any other content in this folder.

When you are ready to create your recording, click here.

 


How to start recording

How to start recording

Once you have successfully signed into the Panopto recorder and selected the [assignments] folder for your module, the screen will show you all the settings you can use to customise your recordings.

Before you start recording:

  • Check the folder you are recording to and add a name.
  • Check your primary sources (video/audio sources).
  • Check your secondary sources (Powerpoint and screen recordings).

If the presentation is being held over Teams or some other video conferencing software, 'Capture Computer audio' needs to be set to capture the voices of other members in the meeting.

panopto screenshot


Primary & secondary sources

Primary & secondary sources

1. Check the 'Primary Sources' section (top left of your recording display page). Panopto will pick up any audio and video sources that are connected to that computer.

If you don't have any microphones or webcams connected, 'None' will be written next to both sources.

2. For Video: If you would like to record from your webcam along with your presentation slides, you can select your Video source.  If you do NOT want to capture video, ensure the 'Video' setting is set to 'None'. 


3. For Audio: Most laptops and mobile devices will have a built-in microphone.  If your computer has more than one device attached, select the device you want by using the drop down menu. 

The microphone volume can be adjusted with the simple slide bar showing a visual indication of the recording level. Clap your hands by the source to test this.


4. Check the 'Secondary sources' check boxes that show what content you will be recording (bottom left corner of your screen).  We recommend leaving both boxes ticked, which will record both your screen and your Powerpoint presentation.  Note:  For Mac users only, Panopto can also record Keynote Presentation slides.



Opening PPT (if selected)

Opening PPT (if selected)

1. If you are recording a power point, indicate you would like to open the presentation:


2. Once you have selected the presentation you will be offered the option to begin recording after the PowerPoint presentation opens. When this is selected the presentation will launch and the recorder interface will minimise.


3. If you already have a presentation open you can indicate that the presentation should launch as soon as you click the record button.



In both instances you can then continue with your presentation as normal.


Starting, Stopping and Uploading your Recording

How to Start, Stop and Upload your Recording


When you are ready to begin recording, click the red 'Record' button on the recorder:

panopto screenshot

When you have finished your recording, select the red 'Stop' button.  You can also pause and resume your recording at any point.

panopto stop

Once you click 'Stop' you will be prompted to upload your recording by clicking 'Done'.  If you would like to delete your recording and make a new one, you can also do that from this screen:

panopto recording complete

After you have selected 'Done', your video will begin uploading.  Your lecturer will now be able to view the recording that you have made.

iPad and iPhone devices

There is an app available for iPads and iPhones. The mobile and tablet apps do not have the ability to add notes and bookmarks, but they will allow you to review lectures and presentations on the devices and time that suit you.

To install simply go to the apple store and search for Panopto.

Apple store

Having installed the app you will need to enter some details to connect to the universities lecture capture service. Click on the Sign in link and in the address field enter solent.cloud.panopto.eu.

Connect to the service

Select Solent Online Learning as the login account and use your normal university username and password to login. Having logged in, you will now see all your recorded lectures as well as the ability to search through them. Simply select the recording you want and click on it to view.

More information on that can be found here:

http://support.panopto.com/documentation/mobile/ipad-app-0
http://support.panopto.com/documentation/mobile/iphone-app-0


Android mobiles and tablets

There is an app available for Android tablets and mobile phones. The mobile and tablet apps do not have the ability to add notes and bookmarks, but they will allow you to review lectures and presentations on the devices and time that suit you.

To install the android app go to the Google play store and search for Panopto.

Google play

Having installed the Panopto app, click on the SIGN IN link at the top of the screen. The first time you sign in, you will need to add the address solent.cloud.panopto.eu.

Set the panopto site

Use the drop down menu to select 'Sign in using Solent Online Learning' and enter your normal university username and password. Having logged in you will see any recorded lectures available to select. Simply click on the lecture to view.

More information on that can be found here:

http://support.panopto.com/documentation/mobile/panopto-android-app

Installing the recorder from SOL

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.

Lecture capture block

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 "solent.cloud.panopto.eu" and click 'Next'.

Check the server address is solent.cloud.panopto.eu

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


Installing the recorder for Mac

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 - solent.cloud.panopto.eu

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