Panopto Lecture Capture at USD

System Status: Panopto will be down from 6pm to 9pm PST on Saturday, August 15, 2020.

What is Panopto?

Panopto is USD's new lecture capture platform for securely recording and sharing your classroom videos or flipped lecture videos. Panopto has been installed on 125 classroom desktop computers throughout the University.

See how Panopto is used for Higher Education.

How to Claim your Panopto Faculty/Staff Account at USD

  • You Are Teaching a Course in Blackboard
  • You Do Not Have a Course in Blackboard
  • Student Panopto Account Access

Recording Video with Panopto

Once your account has "Creator" Role you can start recording videos from anywhere. 

Why Do I Want to Use Panopto?

See how faculty are using Panopto in their coursework by previewing the video below.

See how a Panopto video looks full screen when viewed by students.

The Panopto Lecture Capture platform allows faculty to:

  • Search videos for spoken word keywords or text on screen
  • Set privacy and viewer settings similar to Google Drive
  • Securely upload, organize, and stream your own video content
  • Create assignment folders for students so they can record with Panopto 
  • Record and share microlectures to students only enrolled in your class
  • Let students comment, interact, and have discussion inside videos
  • View analytics to see who has watched your video and up to what point
  • Record your own assessments and give detailed video feedback
  • Caption videos automatically and edit as needed for accessibility
  • Insert a YouTube video, website, URL, or PDF to your videos
  • Create interactive quizzes with multiple choice, checkbox, and true/false options
  • Add a table of contents or viewable notes inside videos
  • Edit out any part of your lecture and replace/insert content

How Does Zoom/Panopto and Blackboard Work?

Your Zoom classes and Panopto lecture recordings are automatically uploaded to Panopto cloud storage so class videos are posted inside Blackboard.              

- Zoom is for synchronous 2-way video conferencing during class.
- Panopto is for asynchronous videos that can be recorded at any time. 
- Blackboard is where your videos show up in your Panopto course folder.


Using Zoom with Panopto

Your Zoom recordings automatically transfer to Panopto's secure video library where they benefit from the additional viewing and interactive capabilities within Panopto.

See how Panopto manages, searches, and shares Zoom recordings.

How to Use the Zoom Integration - If you previously logged into Panopto, Zoom videos will be located in your My Folder in the subfolder Meeting Recordings. If you have not previously signed into Panopto, Zoom videos will go to a default folder on the Panopto site and you will receive an email that includes a link to view the video. When you sign in for the first time, your videos will be moved inside of My Folder. 

Using Blackboard with Panopto

The Panopto Blackboard integration brings your video recordings directly to the Blackboard interface. Watch the video below to see how to bring the tool into your courses.

Here's how it works: 

  • Panopto references your current class lists to understand which students have access to each course and Panopto course folders
  • You can add and manage your videos from inside the Panopto classroom folder

Panopto Training & Support

Follow the steps below to receive support directly from Panopto or USD Faculty Support.

  1. Create your Panopto account so you can receive support.
  2. Watch the short Getting Started videos.
  3. Click here to register for weekly Panopto training.
  4. Have specific questions related to Panopto at USD? Email
  5. Click here to attend weekly live office hours for Q&A sessions with Panopto.
    You can attend each Friday at 1:00pm Eastern / 10:00am Pacific.

  • Create your own support account by logging into with your email for "Emerald" level support access. This includes a button on the home page called "More Ways to Contact Support", which states the following: 
panopto support