Panopto, a video learning platform.
Panopto is a platform to create and share accessible video. Accessible because it auto-generates closed captions and transcripts, and students can search for keywords to quickly jump to the relevant chapter. Teachers can create interactive in-video quizzes, reinforcing the learning, and there is an analytics dashboard to provide insights on student engagement.
Lecture theatre recordings will automatically be added to the Panopto Video menu in Canvas instead of the Recordings menu.
Panopto supports these learning types (see definitions):
Access Panopto through Canvas
Panopto appears in the Canvas course navigation and opens within Canvas.
If you would like more screen ‘real estate’ when working with videos, open Panopto in a new browser tab.
From Canvas, go to the Panopto Video page.
Click the Open in Panopto button at the top-right.
From the University of Auckland
Panopto self-support guides
(Recordings from Semester One workshops are available via the heading Q&A and Training on the homepage. Workshops will recommence in Semester Two)
Integrate Zoom with Panopto
(for automatically uploading Zoom recordings)
Use Panopto for assessments
From the developers of Panopto
Why another video platform?
Teachers currently use a variety of tools to record and edit video, however the goal is to provide a standard platform for staff to easily create and share videos with the class. Recording, trimming and sharing videos are all managed within Panopto and ease of use and accessibility features are taken care of automatically. And integration with Zoom means that recordings can be be automatically uploaded to Panopto.
Panopto has replaced the University’s current lecture theatre recording system (including Mediastore), which doesn’t have the accessibility features that our students require. It therefore helps to fulfil one of the priorities of Taumata Teitei—providing an equitable student experience.
Should I download the desktop app?
Recordings can be made using Panopto either within the browser, or via the desktop app. To help you decide, here are the differences we noticed.
- You can only record the entire screen so be careful to display only what you want to record. Note: having a second screen will make things easier.
- Live webcasting for up to 5000 viewers (with approximately a 40 second delay).
Standard disclaimer for captioning errors produced by Panopto’s auto-captioning feature. We suggest that you add the disclaimer to your Canvas course syllabus page.
We are welcoming feedback from staff. If you have any suggestions, questions or concerns, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Research shows that closed captions help all students to learn, not just ESL students or those with hearing impairments or auditory processing difficulties.
Dallas, B. K., McCarthy, A. M., Long, G. (2016). Examining the educational benefits of and attitudes toward closed captioning among undergraduate students. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 16(2), 56-65.
Gernsbacher, M. A. (2015). Video captions benefit everyone. Improving Society, 2(1), 195-202.
Morris, K. K., Casey F., Lyman D. III, Nicole, S., Nicole E.T., David B. (2016). Closed captioning matters: Examining the value of closed captions for “all” students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 29(3), 231-238.
Whitney, M., & Dallas, B. (2019). Captioning online course videos: An investigation into knowledge retention and student perception. In SIGCSE ’19: Proceedings of the 50th ACM Technical Symposium on Computer Science Education, February 2019 (pp 511–517). https://doi.org/10.1145/3287324.3287347
Page updated 01/03/2022 (added browser/app comparison)