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What is Panopto?

Panopto CourseCast is a presentation capture application that lets you record, capture PowerPoint presentations; audio and video presentations.

How Do I Use Panopto?

Panopto allows instructors and students to record PowerPoint presentations capturing both audio and video.

In order for students to use CourseCast your instructor must first create a folder in Blackboard that allows you save your presentation for review.

Panopto Drop BoxTo use Panopto you must:

  • Download and install the Panopto Recorder on your computer
  • Log in using your Blackboard credentials
  • Create, save, and share your recording

Make recording available in Blackboard

Download Recorder/Install on PC

The Panopto Recorder can be downloaded from the following link
Download for Panopto Recorder for PC  (Note that this is an executable file so on the dialog box select the Save File option)

When the file downloads to the browser's download folder,double-click the to begin the Setup Wizard

Continue through the Setup Wizard by clicking “Next”. When installation is complete, click “Close” then open the recorder

Sign In and configure recorder:

  • Server: Type in: vcapture.campus.ltu.edu in text box
  • Providers: Click the down arrow and select Blackboard . Note: If you find the option for Providers is greyed out - go back to Server option and at the end of “edu” click the space bar, this should then allow you to click the down arrow to the right and select Blackboard
  • On the Bb login type in your Blackboard username; tab and type in your Blackboard password
  • Check “Save Login and Password” option to have Panopto remember your login

On the "Create New Recording" tab select the following configuration

  • Verify correct folder displays in Folder option
  • Change the "default" recording name to one that identifies both recording and who recorded in the Name option
  • Select correct Video / Audio inputs
  • Select the PowerPoint tab. Open PowerPoint presentation and minimize it. 
  • Click Start Recording   
HELPFUL TIP: USE HOT KEYS

Bring up your presentation, select Slide Show View and when your are ready to begin recording

Use Hot Keys to:

  • Start the recorder F8 key
  • End the recorder:  F10 key
  • Pause/Resume the recorder: F9 key

 

Download/Install on MAC

Download and install the Panopto Recorder for Mac from  Download for Panopto Recorder for MAC (zip file)

When the file downloads, click the downloaded zip file to begin the Setup Wizard

Once installed, click the Panopto Recorder icon to open and select Sign In

  • On the recorder options dialog box, select the following options: Server Information: vcapture.campus.ltu.edu.
    Providers
    : (note: if Provider shows Panopto, click the down arrows and select) Blackboard
  • Type in your Blackboard username; tab and type in your Blackboard password and check option "Save Login and Password"
  • Click Log In

 Select "Create New Recording" and select the following configuration

  • Verify correct folder displays in Folder option
  • Change the "generic" recording name to one that identifies both recording and who recorded in the Session option
  • Select correct Video / Audio inputs
  • Verify that Record PowerPoint is selected under Slides
  • Open the PowerPoint presentation in Slide Show view
  • Click Start Recording  

Use MAC Hot Key combinations to:

  • Start the recorder and End the recorder:  CMD+Option+R
  • Pause the recorder and Resume the recorder: CMD+Option+P

 

Upload / Share Recording PC / MAC

When the recording has been uploaded select Share option 

Under the Link / Embed screen highlight and copy the recording URL - you can then add this link in Blackboard 

 

 

Download and Install Recorder

 

Using Panopto Recorder