Faculty at Georgetown will need to have a Panopto account first before using Panopto. By enabling and accessing the Panopto tool in your Canvas course you will create a Panopto account. If you are NOT planning to use Panopto in Canvas LOGIN HERE to create your Panopto account.

Once your Panopto account is created you will be able to record and publish your computer's audio, desktop display and video (optional).  

  1. Download the Panopto recording software.
  2. Record and publish Panopto recordings.
Video: Getting Started with Panopto at Georgetown


The recommended way to set up your Panopto account is through Canvas. If this is not possible, staff can LOGIN HERE through the Georgetown Panopto site to have your account set up. 

Once your Panopto account is created you will be able to record and publish your computer's audio, desktop display and video (optional).

  1. Enable Panopto in your Canvas course.
  2. Download the Panopto recording software.
  3. Record and publish Panopto recordings.


Students accounts in Panopto are created automatically when accessing Panopto videos. It’s recommended that students access and view Panopto through their Canvas course(s). If this is not possible, students can LOGIN HERE through the Georgetown Panopto site to create your account and watch recordings. 
NOTE: By default, students are not allowed to create recordings using Panopto.



What is Panopto? Panopto is a cloud-based lecture capture service that replaces services previously provided by Echo360. The Panopto recording software can be used to capture audio, video and computer desktop displays, which can then be published online and viewed over the internet. Recordings in Panopto are viewable on most web browsers and mobile devices.  Panopto is available to faculty, staff and students at Georgetown. 


I am supporting an instructor, how can I get access to Panopto? Panopto user permissions and course folders are inherited from Canvas. If you need to create, upload, or access Panopto recordings, the instructor of the Canvas course should add you as one of the following course roles: Teacher, TA, or Course Designer. 
I don’t see Panopto recordings in my course. 
I don’t have the correct rights/permissions to record, share, or view Panopto recordings. What should I do? Contact panopto@georgetown.edu.  


Can I create a Panopto recording if I am not currently connected to the Internet? Yes, however the initial installation and setup of the Panopto recorder requires an internet connection.  In other words, before your able to record offline you must have signed into the Panopto recorder using your NetID. With Panopto’s offline functionality, you can record audio, video, screen images, or PowerPoint slides even when you do not have network connectivity. The system will capture the content and store the material locally on the recording computer. Once you restore network connectivity, choose a destination folder for the recording, and start the upload to complete the process.
What is the PowerPoint and Keynote option on the Panopto recorder? Selecting this option will only capture screenshots of each slide (plus audio from your computer). See here for details on supported versions of Powerpoint and Keynote compatibility. 
NOTE: If you intend to record content on your screen beyond slides (e.g. slide animation, video, website, embedded video content within a presentation) and want Panopto to capture this content make sure to uncheck the Powerpoint and Keynote boxes. 
I don’t see my course listed as an option to publish or upload my Panopto recording. Check to ensure you have enabled Panopto in your Canvas course
Can I upload a video file from my computer hard drive such as a .mp4, .wmv, .mov, etc.? Yes. See here for our guide to upload media files from your computer into Panopto.
If the Panopto recorder isn’t open on the desktop, will my recording still upload? 
If you are using the Windows recorder, yes. The Windows recorder has a background uploading service that will transfer data to the server as long as the recording computer is on. The Mac recorder does not have this service at this time. 


How do I share Panopto recordings?  We recommend setting up Panopto in your Canvas courses in order to control access to your recordings. Recordings can be published to specific courses and only people enrolled in the courses can view the recording. See here to enable Panopto in your canvas course


How do I copy a recording so the same recording appears in multiple courses? See here for instructions on how to copy recordings. 

How do I move a recording from one course to another? 
See here for instructions on how to move recordings.

How do I download a Panopto recording (faculty only)?
See here for instructions on how to download recordings.

How do I view recording statistics (see who has accessed and viewed your recordings)?
See here for instructions on how to view statistics.

What are the permission levels in Panopto and what can they do? 
See here for user role breakdown and mapped permissions for certain tasks
  • From highest to lowest permissions levels:
    • Videographer (can access, create/upload, and view recordings across multiple courses/folders)
    • Creator (can create and upload recordings in specific course/folder)
    • Viewer (can only watch recordings in specific course/folder)
Can I schedule a Panopto recording?