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Multiple Cameras in Panopto

Posted August 4, 2020

Panopto allows and supplement or replace the video from a computer’s built-in webcam or room camera with video from an external camera attached to your computer. For example, instructors might add a video from a document camera, or a DIY equivalent such as a webcam on a flexible tripod, to capture video of themselves writing […]

Recording Your Lecture: In a Classroom

Posted July 22, 2020

Bryn Mawr subscribes to a lecture capture service called Panopto, which is designed to make it easy for people to record lectures and talks and post the recordings for others to view them. Panopto can simultaneously capture audio and video of a person lecturing and a screencast of what they project overhead from the podium […]

Panopto: Quizzing

Posted July 21, 2020
Panopto Quiz

Panopto enables video Creators to add quiz questions at any point in a video. (Note that quizzes can only be taken by users who are signed in to Panopto through our Bryn Mawr College account. Learn more about getting a Panopto Account). Adding a quiz in Panopto can be an effective way to engage viewers […]

Panopto: Sharing Recordings

Posted July 15, 2020
Panopto share icon

By default, videos that you create or upload to Panopto will “inherit” or have the same Share settings as the folder in which you place them. Permission Options There are four levels of permissions for videos and folders, in increasing order of visibility or “publicness”: Specific people — Only specific users and groups can view. […]

Panopto: Get an Account

Posted July 7, 2020

Bryn Mawr College subscribes to Panopto, an online lecture-capture and video-streaming service that current faculty, staff and students can use to create, edit, and host streaming video for academic and college business purposes. (Community members looking for place to store and stream personal videos should explore alternative platforms such as YouTube.)  When Do I Need a Panopto Account?  You DO NOT need an account to view publicly available Panopto videos. Simply click on the link or hover over an embedded video […]

Panopto: Enabling Video Downloads

Posted June 17, 2020
Screen shot adjusting settings at the folder level

By default, Panopto is set up to work like YouTube: when you give people Viewer access  videos or share viewing links with them, they will be able to stream the videos (that is, watch in a web browser while connected to the Internet), but NOT download them. Streaming is very Internet-intensive. Allowing viewers to download […]

Captioning

Posted April 22, 2020
Captioning Decision tree

Captioning Decision-tree What is captioning? Captioning refers to audio content that is converted to text and synchronized with video. There are two methods of captioning: Automatic speech recognition (ASR): Also known as machine-generated captions, ASR captions can be produced quickly yet are typically only 75% accurate. Human-generated captions: Meet Section 508 compliance guidelines for accuracy […]

Panopto: Get Emailed When Videos are Posted

Posted March 23, 2020
Screen shot turn on emails for course

Panopto can notify viewers when new videos are posted to a particular course or shared folder, but it is a two-part opt-in process.  If either of these is disabled, an individual won’t get a notification email. Turn On Notifications at the Course/Folder level: If you want your students or other viewers to be able to […]

Using Panopto: A Student Guide to Uploading and Recording Videos

Posted March 13, 2020

Overview Panopto, Bryn Mawr’s lecture capture system, is a great resource for students–enabling people to quickly record presentations or lectures and post the recordings for classmates to review (e.g. the ability to specifically post PowerPoint or Keynote presentations). Not only that, but Panopto also offers features that help make the recordings themselves more interactive (e.g. […]

Upload a Video to Panopto

Posted March 12, 2020

In addition to using Panopto to record lectures, presentations, or talks at home (Recording Your Lecture: Outside the Classroom or Off-Campus) or in classrooms that are set up for that purpose (see Recording Your Lecture: in a Classroom), faculty members and students can also upload videos created or recorded elsewhere into Panopto to share them […]

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