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Panopto Help for Students

Use these guides for help with using Panopto in D2L for class assignments. Use the links below for  instructions on each step of the process. Instructions are different depending on who will be viewing the final product, so make sure to follow the appropriate instructions.

Users can record videos with Panopto in two ways:

  • Panopto Capture: This is the recommended method as the recording occurs within a browser, without needing to download anything. 
  • Panopto Recorder: This is the desktop client that needs to be downloaded before recording can begin.

Note: Each tutorial contains directions for using Panopto Capture. See Downloading the Panopto Recorder for information on how to access the client.

If the Video is for Only the Instructor to See

Using Panopto Capture in a Submission Folder

Uploading a Non-Panopto Recorded Video to a Submission Folder

If the Video is for the Class to See

Using Panopto Capture in a 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 in a Submission Folder

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 Non-Panopto Recorded 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 icon
  6. Select Panopto Insert Stuff from the list.
  7. If prompted, select Sign In and log in using Campus Connect credentials.
  8. Options to choose an existing Panopto recording, upload a file recorded via another method, or record a new video in Panopto will appear.

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

  9. Select Record [A].
  10. If not already selected, use the dropdown menu to select My Folder [B].
  11. Select Launch Capture [C].
    panopto capture launch
  12. 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].
  13. Proceed to record by selecting the record button [D].
    panopto capture icons
  14. When finished, select the Stop button [A].
    stop recording capture
  15. 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.
  16. Once the recording tab has been closed, a preview of the recording will appear in the Insert Stuff window.
  17. Select Insert.
  18. A new preview will open. Select Insert.
  19. Select Submit to finalize the submission.

    Note: Depending on how the Submission folder has been set up, a file may need to be uploaded to complete the submission process.

Uploading a Non-Panopto Recorded 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 icon
  6. Select Panopto Insert Stuff from the list.
  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. 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. Select Submit to finalize the submission.

    Note: Depending on how the Submission folder has been set up, a file may need to be uploaded to complete the submission process.


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If the Video is for the Whole Class to See

Using Panopto Capture in a Discussion Board

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.
  15. Once the recording tab has been closed, a preview of the recording will appear in the Insert Stuff window.
  16. A preview will open. Select Insert.
  17. Add any necessary text to the discussion thread and give it a title within the "Enter a subject" field [A].
  18. Select Post [B].
    add title and post
  19. 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 [A].
    insert stuff icon
  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 title and post
  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 .