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Panopto Help for Students

​For help with using Panopto in D2L for class assignments, see the guides here. Click on the links below for direct, detailed instructions for each step of the process. Instructions are different depending on who will be looking at the final product, so make sure to follow the appropriate instructions.

Note: Each tutorial contains directions for using Panopto Capture or downloading the Panopto client. Panopto Capture allows users to record videos within a browser without downloading a client. Either option is viable, but only one needs to be used to complete a presentation.

If the Video is for Only the Instructor to See

Using Panopto Capture to Record a Video

Downloading Panopto and Recording a Video

Uploading a Video to a Submission Folder

If the Video is for the Class to See

Using Panopto Capture to Record a Video

Downloading Panopto and Recording a Video

Adding a Panopto Video to the Discussion Board

Adding a Non-Panopto Recorded Video to the Discussion Board


If the Video is for Only the Instructor to See

Using Panopto Capture to Record a Video

Panopto Capture is an in-browser recorder that does not require an additional download. See Downloading Panopto and Recording a Video for instructions on using the recorder instead. To upload a video created using a platform other than Panopto, see Uploading a Video to a Submission Folder.

  1. Navigate to depaul.hosted.panopto.com.
  2. If not already selected, choose D2L from the dropdown menu.
  3. Select Sign In.
  4. A new page will open. Log in using Campus Connect credentials.
  5. A new page will open. At the top of the page, select Create [A] to release a menu of options.
  6. Select Panopto Capture [B].
    panopto capture
  7. Panopto Capture will open in a new tab within the browser. Once launched, modify any settings:
    • Select the monitor icon to add a secondary source [A].
    • ​Select the camera icon to uncheck the video option and create an audio-only recording [B].
    • Select the microphone icon to uncheck the microphone option and create a video-only recording [C].
  8. Proceed to record by selecting the record button [D].
    panopto capture icons
  9. When finished, select the Stop button [A].
    stop recording capture
  10. The recording will process and indicate when the browser can be closed or the video can be edited. See the Panopto Capture support page for additional instructions.

Downloading Panopto and Recording a Video

If preferred, students can download a desktop client and record using the Panopto Recorder. To upload a video created using a platform other than Panopto, see Uploading a Video to a Submission Folder.

  1. Navigate to depaul.hosted.panopto.com.
  2. If not already selected, choose D2L from the dropdown menu.
  3. Select Sign In.
  4. A new page will open. Log in using Campus Connect credentials.
  5. A new page will open. At the top of the page, select Create [A] to release a menu of options.
  6. Select Panopto for Mac or Panopto for Windows [B].
    panopto for mac or windows
  7. Select Download Panopto to download the Panopto recorder. If the incorrect download option is provided, select Click here for other download options.
  8. Follow the instructions for installation.
  9. Once the Panopto recorder has been installed, select Open Panopto or Launch Panopto (depending on the current screen).
    student-panopto_record-open
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  10. The Panopto recorder has launched. Begin recording. The Panopto website contains tutorials on recording with Windows or Mac computers.
  11. When finished recording, select Upload to upload the video to "My Folder". Once the video has been uploaded, Panopto will immediately start processing it. When it is finished processing, it will be available to be submitted to the designated submissions folder in D2L.

Note: If the Panopto recorder was previously downloaded, steps 7-8 can be skipped.

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Uploading a Video to a Submission Folder

  1. Log into D2L.
  2. Navigate to the course in which to use Panopto.
  3. From the course homepage, select Submissions.
  4. Select the folder that to which the video will be submitted.
  5. In the text box, select the insert stuff icon [A].
    insert stuff in a text box
  6. Select Panopto Insert Stuff from the list.

    Note: The folder may need to be selected before the insert stuff screen is visible below. Select My Folder.

  7. Options to choose an existing Panopto recording, upload a file recorded via another method, or record a new video in Panopto will appear.
  8. If recorded with Panopto, navigate to the Choose tab [A]. 
  9. Select the video from the list [B].
  10. Select Insert [C].
  11. If the Insert button does not appear in the lower right corner, use the rightmost scroll bar [D] to scroll down and reveal the Insert button.
    upload panopto recording
  12. A preview will open. Select Insert.
  13. Select Submit to finalize the submission.

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If the Video is for the Whole Class to See

Using Panopto Capture to Record a Video

Panopto Capture is an in-browser recorder that does not require an additional download. See Downloading Panopto and Recording a Video for instructions on using the recorder instead.

  1. Log into D2L.
  2. Navigate to the course in which to use Panopto.
  3. Navigate to the Discussions area of the course by selecting Discussions from the top navigation bar.
  4. Locate the discussion associated with the Panopto presentation. Select the name of the discussion topic to open the discussion.
  5. Select Start a New Thread [A].
    new discussion board thread
  6. Select the Insert Stuff icon within the text editor [A].
    insert stuff icon
  7. Select Panopto Insert Stuff from the list.
  8. Select Record [A].
  9. If not already selected, use the dropdown menu to select My Folder [B].
  10. Select Launch Capture [C].
    panopto capture launch
  11. Panopto Capture will open in a new tab within the browser. Once launched, modify any settings:
    • Select the monitor icon to add a secondary source [A].
    • Select the camera icon to uncheck the video option and create an audio-only recording [B].
    • Select the microphone icon to uncheck the microphone option and create a video-only recording [C].
  12. Proceed to record by selecting the record button [D].
    panopto capture icons
  13. When finished, select the Stop button [A].
    stop recording capture
  14. The recording will process and indicate when the browser can be closed or the video can be edited. See the Panopto Capture support page for additional instructions.

Downloading Panopto and Recording a Video

If preferred, students can download a desktop client and record using the Panopto Recorder. 

  1. Log into D2L.
  2. Navigate to the course in which to use Panopto.
  3. Navigate to the Discussions area of the course by selecting Discussions from the top navigation bar.
  4. Locate the discussion associated with the Panopto presentation. Select the name of the discussion topic to open the discussion.
  5. Select Start a New Thread [A].
    new discussion board thread
  6. Select the Insert Stuff icon within the text editor [A].
    insert stuff icon
  7. Select Panopto Insert Stuff from the list.
  8. Select Record [A].
  9. If not already selected, use the dropdown menu to select My Folder [B].
  10. Select Download [C].
    download panopto
  11. A new tab will open in the browser. Select the appropriate version of the Panopto recorder installer based on the computer model and operating system by choosing one of the Download Installer buttons [A] or [B].
    download recorder options
  12. Follow the instructions for downloading the Panopto recorder.
  13. When installation is complete, navigate back to the internet browser tab in which the D2L discussion and “Panopto Insert Stuff” window are open.
  14. Enter a name for the recording in the "Enter a name" field.
  15. Select Record.
  16. The computer will prompt a launch of the Panopto recorder. Launch the Panopto recorder.
  17. The Panopto recorder will launch, and recording can begin. The Panopto website contains tutorials on recording with Windows or Mac computers.
  18. When finished recording, select Upload to upload the video to "My Folder".

Note: If the Panopto recorder was previously downloaded, steps 9-12 can be skipped.

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Adding a Panopto Recorded Video to the Discussion Board

Once recording is finished and the video has been uploaded to "My Folder", the video is ready to be embedded in the D2L discussion. This is how other students and the instructor will view the Panopto video.

  1. Log into D2L.
  2. Navigate to the course in which to use Panopto.
  3. Navigate to the Discussions area of the course by selecting Discussions from the navigation bar. 
  4. Locate the discussion associate with the Panopto presentation. Select the discussion topic to open the discussion.
  5. Select Start a New Thread [A].
    new discussion board thread
  6. Select the Insert Stuff icon within the text editor [A].
    insert stuff in a text box
  7. Select Panopto Insert Stuff from the list.

    Note: The folder may need to be selected before the insert stuff screen is visible below. Select My Folder.

  8. Navigate to the Choose tab [A]. 

    Note: If Panopto was not used to record the video, use the instructions for Adding a Non-Panopto Recorded Video to the Discussion Board.

  9. Select the video from the list [B].
  10. Select Insert [C].
  11. If the Insert button does not appear in the lower right corner, use the rightmost scroll bar [D] to scroll down and reveal the Insert button.
    upload panopto recording
  12. A preview will open. Select Insert.
  13. Add any necessary text to the discussion thread and give it a title within the "Enter a subject" field [A].
  14. Select Post [B].
    add subject and post thread
  15. Students are automatically subscribed to the threads they create, so notifications will be sent when classmates respond or pose questions. To manage subscriptions, select the dropdown to the right of your name in the upper right-hand corner of D2L and select Notifications.
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Adding a Non-Panopto Recorded Video to the Discussion Board

If a video was recorded using a different platform, it will still need to be uploaded through the D2L discussion and Panopto, but in a slightly different way. Before beginning, be sure the video file is saved and accessible from the computer. 

  1. Log into D2L.
  2. Navigate to the course in which to use Panopto. 
  3. Navigate to the Discussions area of the course by selecting Discussions from the navigation bar.
  4. Locate the discussion associate with the Panopto presentation. Select the name of the discussion topic to open the discussion. 
  5. Select Start a New Thread [A].
    add a new thread
  6. Select the Insert Stuff icon within the text editor [B].
    insert stuff in a text box
  7. Select Panopto Insert Stuff from the list.
  8. Select the Upload tab [A].
  9. If not already selected, use the dropdown menu to select My Folder [B].
  10. Select Choose video or audio files [C].
    upload non panopto recording
  11. Locate the file on the computer, and select Open.
  12. As the file is uploading, a progress bar can be seen.
  13. When the status of the upload is listed as “Processing,” select Insert [A].
  14. If the Insert button cannot be seen in the lower right corner, use the rightmost scroll bar [B] to scroll down and reveal the Insert button.
    insert a non-panopto recording
  15. A preview will open. Select Insert.
  16. Add any necessary text to the discussion thread and give it a title within the "Enter a subject" field [A].
  17. Select Post [B].
    add subject and post thread
  18. Students are automatically subscribed to the threads they create, so notifications will be sent when classmates respond or pose questions. To manage subscriptions, select the dropdown to the right of your name in the upper right-hand corner of D2L and select Notifications.


NEED HELP? 

Students can contact DePaul's Technology Support Center (TSC) if they need help using Panopto in their D2L courses. Students can email (tsc@depaul.edu) or call 312-362-8765 the TSC .