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Recording and Screencasting with Panopto

Panopto maintains detailed instructions for recording; see the "How to Record with Panopto for Windows" and "How to Record with Panopto for Mac" Panopto guides for more detailed recording and screencasting instructions.  
  1. Navigate to the course where you would like to upload your screencast or recorded video.
  2. Use the instructions on Launching Panopto to make sure that Panopto is opened with the correct settings enabled.
  3. Once launched, make sure that the correct course is listed. If not, select the correct course from the list.
  4. Next, select the settings for your screencast or recorded video.
    • (A) Primary Source Settings
      • If you are creating a video lecture where you want students to see your face, make sure that your webcam is connected and listed under the Video source. You’ll also need to select an Audio source. Note that you will need to record the main screen and/or a PowerPoint in the Secondary Source Settings for this option to work.
      • If you are creating a video lecture where you only want to capture your voice, and not your face, you can change the Video source to “None” but you’ll need to select an Audio source or the recording will not work.
      • If you want to record and include the audio played by your computer (such as clicks), select the “Capture Computer Audio” box.
    • (B) Secondary Source Settings
      • Capture PowerPoint – If you have a PowerPoint open on your computer, Panopto can automatically start the slideshow when you click record, eliminating some of the fumbling of switching windows when you start recording. This setting also allows Panopto to list the headings of each slide, which are indexed for search purposes.
      • Capture Main Screen – This will allow Panopto to record a screencast of what you see on your screen. It will record whatever appears on your screen, even if you switch windows or views.
      • Capture Second Screen – This option will only appear if you have a second monitor set up on your computer. If so, you can select to record that screen in the same way that the main screen is recorded.
      •  Add Another Video Source – If you have other video source options available, they will appear here.
    • (C) Screen capture preview – If you would like to preview what your video would look like with your current settings, check the box “Enable Screen Capture Preview.”
    • (D) Once you are satisfied with your settings you’re ready to record by clicking the grey and red “Record Button."
  5. When you are finished recording, re-open Panopto (it is minimized while you are recording), and click the Stop button.
  6. Then give your video a title under Session Name. By default, Panopto titles the video with the date and time of the recording. You may also give the video a short description.
  7. Once your video has finished uploading and processing, you can view or edit your video in your course.