Panopto at USD

Lecture Recording - Screencasting - Video Streaming and Management


- Please see our Panopto Topic-Based Support page.

- If you want your class Zoom recordings to go directly to the course folder for that class, schedule your Zoom meetings and start your Zoom meetings in Blackboard.

- Your default folder in Panopto for Zoom recordings is currently set to Meetings Recordings. View this Changing Your Default Folder in Panopto for Zoom Recordings document to see how to change your default folder. 

- Avoid logging in as "Student Preview" or "Test Student" as it will alter your Panopto permission settings and it will NOT give you an accurate view of what students see.

What is Panopto?

Panopto provides lecture recording, screencasting, video streaming, and video content management software, which is often used in e-learning environments. Panopto has been installed in all recently updated classrooms.

How to Claim your Panopto Faculty/Staff Account at USD

How to Record a 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

Learn About How the Blackboard Integration Manages Permissions

Blackboard-associated permissions with Panopto sync upon login to Panopto through Blackboard, either by:

  • Clicking through the "Panopto Course Tool" tool link from within your Blackboard course.
  • Visiting the Panopto site directly, selecting Blackboard as the login option, clicking sign-in and then entering Blackboard credentials
Panopto sessions embedded into Blackboard do not trigger any type of permissions sync with Panopto.