Enable Panopto in Your Course and Make Recordings Accessible 

The following guide is intended for faculty and staff only.
Enable Panopto in a Canvas course before recording and publishing.
  1. Login to Canvas, go to the course where you want to use Panopto and click the Settings button at the bottom of the course menu.
  2. Click on the Navigation tab at the top of the page.
  3. Scroll down and Locate Panopto on the list of items hidden from students, and click the "three dot" icon next to Panopto.
  4. Click Enable and scroll down and click Save at the bottom of the page.
  5. Click the Panopto button on the course menu to complete the Panopto setup.
    NOTE: Students will view published recordings through the "Panopto" button on the course menu.

    Panopto in Canvas 1
    (see below for step 5) 
    Panopto in Canvas 2

Download and Install the Panopto Desktop Recorder

The following guide is intended for faculty and staff only. Learn about the system requirements to use Panopto. 
Faculty can download the Panopto recording software from your Canvas course. If you haven't already, enable Panopto in your Canvas course by following the instructions above. If you are NOT planning to use Panopto in Canvas LOGIN HERE and then follow the instructions below to download the software.
1. Click the Panopto button on your course menu.
2. Click the green Create button.
3. Click Record a new session button on the drop down menu.

4. Next to the Panopto options, select the correct install package for your operating system.
NOTE: You are required to be an Administrator on your computer to install Panopto. For university managed PC's this typically means you will need to contact the UIS Service Center to complete the install process.

5. Depending on your computer's operating system, follow the guides below to complete the installation process:

Record and Publish

The following guides are intended for faculty and staff only. If you haven’t already, follow the instructions above to enable Panopto in your Canvas course, and then download and install the Panopto recording software. Before starting a Panopto recording you will be prompted to login. Enter you NetID and password. Below are the instructions on how to record and publish: 

Edit a Recording

The following guide is intended for faculty and staff only. Panopto recordings can be edited after the recording has been uploaded.
  1. Login to Canvas and navigate to your course site that has the recording you wish to edit.
  2. Click the Panopto button on the Canvas course menu.
  3. Mouse over the recording you want to edit, and click the pencil icon or Edit button.
  4. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions on how to edit a Panopto recording.

Add Closed Captions to a Recording

Panopto can automatically generate captions for recordings. It uses AI to generate a transcript, which at its best is 80% accurate. However, you can edit the text after it's generated. To auto generate captions for a recordings in Panopto follow these instructions: 
  1. Login to Panopto
  2. Locate the recording that you want to add captioning 
  3. Mouse over the recording and click 'Edit'
  4. In the editor window, click the 'Captions' button on the left side of the screen
  5. Click on the 'Import captions' drop down menu
  6. Click 'Import automatic captions'
    import automatic captions
  7. Click on the text to edit or delete the auto generated transcript
  8. Click 'Apply' at the top of the editor window to save
 

Find and Share Zoom Cloud Recordings in Panopto

Zoom Cloud recordings are automatically uploaded and saved to Panopto after the meeting ends. In Panopto, these recordings are placed in a folder called 'Meeting Recordings' or 'Zoom Default Folder' within your Panopto account. If you do not see the 'Meeting Recordings' folder or 'Zoom Default Folder' in Panopto, please contact: panopto@georgetown.edu

The advantages of using Panopto to share your Zoom Cloud recordings include better control over who can view the recording, access to tracking and viewing statistics, and video editor tools built-in to Panopto.

By default only the host can view their Zoom cloud recordings in Panopto. Access to recordings can be changed to 1) anyone at Georgetown (indexed and searchable to anyone with a NetID); 2) anyone at Georgetown with the link (requires viewers to have the link and NetID); 3) specific people (can include people outside of Georgetown); 4) or with students in a Canvas course.

Note: Only the owner of the recording (Zoom meeting host) can download the recording in Panopto.

How to find your Zoom Cloud recordings in Panopto:
  1. Login to Panopto
  2. Click on the 'My Folder' button
  3. Click on the 'Meeting Recordings' Folder
    My Folder Meeting Recordings
    • NOTE: If you do not see a 'Meeting Recordings' folder then follow these steps:
      • Click the 'Browse' button on the left side of the page
      • Click the 'My Folders' tab
      • Scroll down on the list and expand the 'Zoom Default Folder'
      • Click your 'NETID@georgetown.edu' folder
        browse option to view zoom default folder
How to share Zoom Cloud recordings with students in a Canvas course:
  1. Enable Panopto in the Canvas course where you want to share the recording with students
  2. Login to Panopto
  3. Click on the 'My Folder' button 
  4. Click on the 'Meeting Recordings' Folder
    My Folder Meeting Recordings
    • NOTE: If you do not see a 'Meeting Recordings' folder then follow these steps:
      • Click the 'Browse' button on the left side of the page
      • Click the 'My Folders' tab
      • Scroll down on the list and expand the 'Zoom Default Folder'
      • Click your 'NETID@georgetown.edu' folder
        browse option to view zoom default folder
  5. Mouse over the video thumbnail, and click on the white box that appears in the thumbnail 
  6. Click on the Move button along the top of the page
    move recording
  7. In the “Move Session(s) to” window... Click on “choose a folder or start typing…” 
  8. Click the down arrow next to "LMS content [Canvas]"
    move to course folder
  9. Click the course folder that matches the course in Canvas (e.g. ENGL-101-01.Summer2020)
  10. Click the green “Move” button
    confirm move
How to share Zoom Cloud recordings in Panopto with anyone at Georgetown:
  1. Login to Panopto
  2. Click on the My Folder button
  3. Click on Meeting Recordings Folder
    my folder meeting recordings
    • NOTE: If you do not see a 'Meeting Recordings' folder then follow these steps:
      • Click the 'Browse' button on the left side of the page
      • Click the 'My Folders' tab
      • Scroll down on the list and expand the 'Zoom Default Folder'
      • Click your 'NETID@georgetown.edu' folder
        browse option to view zoom default folder

  4. Mouse over the recording you want to share, and click on the Share button
    share
  5. Click the box under “Who has access” to reveal the share options
  6. Click on “Anyone at your organization” or “Anyone at your organization with the link”-- in both cases a NetID is required to view recordings.
    • Selecting “Anyone at your organization” will index the video in the 'Everything' folder, and allow anyone at Georgetown who's signed in to Panopto to find and play the recording.
    • Selecting "Anyone at your organization with the link" will allow anyone at Georgetown with the link access to watch the video.

Upload Media Files From My Computer (.mp4 .wmv .mov, etc.)

The following guide is intended for faculty and staff only. If you haven't already, enable Panopto in your Canvas course by following the instructions above. 
  1. Login to Canvas and navigate to the course where you want to upload a video file.  
  2. Click the Panopto button on the Canvas course menu.
  3. Click the green Create button.
  4. Click Upload Media button.
  5. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions on how to upload files from your computer. 


    Embed Panopto Recordings in a Canvas Course

    The following guide is intended for faculty and staff only. Teachers, TAs and Course Designers can embed Panopto recordings in a Canvas course. Panopto recordings can be embedded into following areas of your Canvas course:
    • Announcements
    • Assignments
    • Discussions
    • Pages 
    • Quizzes
    1. Login to Canvas, go to the course where you want to embed a Panopto recording.
    2. Select the area in your Canvas course (e.g. Pages, Discussions, etc.) where you want to embed a Panopto recording.
    3. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions to how to embed recordings using the Rich Text Editor in Canvas.
      NOTE: You may have to click the "three-dot menu" on the right side of the Canvas Rich Text Editor tool to reveal the "plug" icon.

    Create a Playlist of Recordings

    The following guide is intended for faculty and staff only. If you haven't already, enable Panopto in your Canvas course by following the instructions above. Teachers, TAs and Course Designers in Canvas can create Panopto playlists.
    1. Login to Canvas and navigate to a course where you want to create a Panopto playlist.
    2. Click the Panopto button on the Canvas course menu.
    3. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions on how to create a playlist.

    Move Recordings (from one course to another)

    The following guide is intended for faculty and staff only. If you haven't already, enable Panopto in the Canvas courses where you want to move recordings. 
    NOTE: Student created discussions and notes (that were made public) that were made in the Panopto playback window will be included in the move/copy process. 
    1. Login to Canvas and navigate to the course where the recordings are located. 
    2. Click the Panopto button on the course menu.
    3. Click the white/gray arrow icon on the right side of the screen to open the Panopto server. 
    4. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions on how to copy recordings to another folder or course.

    Download a Panopto Recording

    The following guide is intended for faculty and staff only. Student are not permitted to download Panopto recordings.
    1. Login to Canvas and navigate to your course site that has the recordings you wish to download.
    2. Click the Panopto button on the course menu.
    3. Mouse over the recording you want to download and click the gear icon or Settings button.
    4. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions on how to download recordings.

    Create Panopto Quizzes

    The following guide is intended for faculty and staff only. Teachers have the ability to add quiz questions to any Panopto recording at any point during playback. The Panopto recording has to be uploaded first before quiz questions can be added.
    1. Login to Canvas and navigate to your course site that has the recordings you wish to add quiz questions.
    2. Click the Panopto button on the Canvas course menu.
    3. Mouse over the recording you want to add quiz questions, and click the pencil icon or Edit button.
    4. Then, click here for the Panopto instructions on how to add a quiz to a recording.

    View Recording Statistics

    The following guide is intended for faculty and staff only. Teachers (or owners of a Panopto recording) can view statistics on their shared recordings. Typical stats include the following:

    • NetID
    • Name
    • Views
    • Minutes Delivered
    • Average Minutes Delivered
    1. Login to Canvas and navigate to the course where you want to view recording statistics.
    2. Click the Panopto button on the Canvas course menu.
    3. Mouse over the recording and click the graph icon or Stats button.
    4. Then, click here for more information on viewing Panopto analytics.

    Fix Errors Caused by Third-Party Cookies

    NOTE: In some cases, switching to a different web browser will solve the problem.

    Some users may get errors when trying to access Panopto recordings. We do NOT recommend setting your browser to accept all third-party cookies. However, adding cookie exceptions for Panopto should be safer for you and your computer. This section will show you how to add the Georgetown Panopto cookie exception URL in Chrome, Firefox, Edge, and Safari.

    To start, copy the Georgetown Panopto URL (https://georgetown.hosted.panopto.com/), and then follow the instructions below based on your browser.
    • Chrome
      1. Open Chrome.
      2. At the top right of the Chrome window, click the three-dot menu, and then Settings.
      3. At the bottom, click Advanced.
      4. Under "Privacy and security," click Site settings and then "Cookies and site data."
      5. Blow the "Block," "Clear on exit," locate the "Allow" line and click Add.
      6. Paste the third-party tool exception address (from the list above).
      7. Select Add.
                      • Firefox
                      1. Open Firefox
                      2. At the top right of the Firefox window, click the three-line menu button and select Preferences.
                      3. On the left, click the "Privacy & Security" button and go to the "Cookies and Site Data" section.
                      4. Click "Manage Permissions" and The Exceptions - Cookies and Site Data dialog box will open.
                      5. Paste the third-party tool exception address (from the list above).
                      6. Click Allow.
                      7. Click Save Changes to finish.
                      • Edge
                        • Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t enabled a whitelist or blacklist option for Edge yet. If you need more granular controls of your cookies, you should choose from one of the better-supported options above.
                      • Safari
                        • Unfortunately, Apple hasn’t enabled a whitelist or blacklist option for Safari yet. If you need more granular controls of your cookies, you should choose from one of the better-supported options above.