Using Panopto for assessment

Using Panopto for assignments

If your tutor requests that your assignment should be recorded via Panopto, you can either

  • record via Panopto on any University computer 
  • download the recorder to your own device via (log in with your university credentials).  

Instructions for downloading the Panopto recorder

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

2. 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 as shown here:

panopto web server address

3. Follow the prompt 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:

4. Select to Sign on with Solent Online Learning

Sign into Panopto using the Solent Online Learning option

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

open panopto

6. 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. 

7. IMPORTANT: select the correct folder to record into. Your tutor will have 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:


You can also search for the module code and the word 'assignments' by typing into the 'Chose a folder or start typing to search' section. 

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.