Panopto: Get an Account

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 and press play to view it. See Sharing Panopto Recordings Outside of Moodle for more information.

  • You DO need an account to:

    • View videos shared through Moodle, but one will automatically be created for you if you are enrolled in a Moodle course with a Panopto block. See Accessing Panopto Videos through Moodle for details.
    • View videos shared on only with BMC Panopto account holders
    • Record or host your own streaming videos 

Getting and Accessing Your Panopto Account 

For current Bryn Mawr College faculty, staff and students:   

  1. Go to 
  2. Choose SAML from the drop-down menu  
  3. Click Sign In  
  4. If you aren’t already signed in with your BMC credentials in another web browser, you will be prompted to enter them and authenticate through Duo 
  5. Once you are logged in, you will see your Home page in Panopto 

For non-BMC students enrolled in Bryn Mawr courses 

  • Access videos through Moodle OR 
  • Follow the instructions above, using the Moodle drop-down option from the Sign In menu instead 
  • Note that your BMC Panopto account will only be active while you are enrolled in Bryn Mawr coursesIf you need longer-term access, check with your home institution – Haverford, Swarthmore and UPenn all have their own Panopto subscriptions. 

For more information on how to use Panopto, see their Getting Started videos and documentation.