Panopto Lecture Capture on Windows or Mac (Instructors and Students)

Panopto is a lecture capture application that is used to create recordings of classroom-based activities that are made available for review by students in a course.

To record videos in your office or at home, the first step is to install Panopto on your Windows or Mac workstation:

  1. To record videos on your TWU office using your Windows or Mac workstation:
    1. Contact the Service Desk to download and install Panopto on your TWU Windows or Mac workstation.
  2. To record videos on your personal Windows or Mac workstation:
    1. Install Panapto:
      1.  Install Panopto for Windows to your personal computer (Video), OR
      2. Install Panopto for Mac to your Macintosh workstation

After Panopto has been installed you will need to:

  1. Configure Panopto for Windows, OR
  2. Configure Panopto for Mac

Before you get started make sure you have:

  1. A course with Panopto enabled
  2. A headset with a microphone connected to your computer. Note: Using your computer's built-in microphone will record background noise that will distract from the final video
  3. (Optional) A webcam for video recording if you are recording yourself and not the computer screen

To record videos on your workstation:

  1. Open Panopto:
    1. Log into Canvas and open a course with Panopto enabled. Click Panopto Recordings.
    2. Click from Sign in using select TWU Portal Name and click Sign in.
  2. Click the Create button, click Record New Session, click Open Panopto
  3. Select a Folder, select the Canvas course to save the Panopto recording
  4. Enter a Name for the Panopto Recording
  5. If you are recording a PowerPoint Presentation
    1. Check Capture PowerPoint
    2. In the Preview Window, click PowerPoint
    3. Click Open a Presentation
    4. A pop-up window will open to select the PowerPoint file, click Open
  6. If you are recording the computer screen
    1. Under Secondary Sources, uncheck Capture PowerPoint, check Capture the Second Screen (the monitor being projected)
    2. In the Preview Window check Enable Screen Capture Preview
  7. Click Record
  8. At the conclusion of the recording, click Stop
  9. Click Upload

Panopto documentation to record a video:

  1. Record a Video
    1. Recording with Panopto for Windows (Video)
    2. Recording with Panopto for Mac (Video)
  2. Live webcast your Panopto recording: Live Webcast or Webcasting (Video)

Support options:

  1. For online help refer to Panopto Support
  2. For online videos refer to the Panopto Playlist
  3. To request technical support, submit a Technology Service Desk email to start a ticket. 
External Links:
  1. Technology Service Desk: