This pages provides guides on how to use Panopto to record teaching sessions or create course content.

Teaching Room Directory, including details of audio visual and recording equipment 

Essential steps for Tutors

How to make a recording (PC) – Quick start guide for using Panopto along with how to download and install the recorder on your PC/Windows.

How to make a recording (Mac) – Quick start guide for using Panopto along with how to download and install the recorder on your Mac.

Video walkthrough of creating a Panopto video

How to record a Panopto from your Chrome web browser

How to download and install Panopto on a university laptop.

How to add recordings to a folder (e.g. Study materials) in Blackboard (Course Resources).

Live Streaming (Panopto) – Guide to using the webcast feature in the Panopto recorder to live stream a recording.  Step by step guidance is also provided in this video.

Creating a short Panopto recording from your mobile device.

How to create captions for your recording within Panopto. 

Other features

Sharing and folder management

Change the folder of your Panopto recording – If you recorded in the wrong folder and want to change it (e.g from Module A to Module B, or from My Folder to a module).

Sharing recordings across modules – If you want to copy recordings to other modules; or make all recordings from a module available in other modules.

Embed a video into Course Resources, outside of the Lecture Recordings folder.

Video: Sharing recordings between modules – How to add one module’s recordings to another.

Sharing Panopto recordings in email or websites – How to get an email link or embed code. Share a recording with people inside the University, or make it publicly accessible.

Setting up and sharing audio video feedback – Setup a private folder in the module which students can’t see, record feedback to it, then share the recordings with students so they can view their own feedback.

Shared repository.  – A library of learning content that staff at the University can use in their teaching, or add their own content to.

Lockdown folder: Creating a folder only specific people can access. – Useful for storing videos of student presentations or videos that students can’t see but specific people like external examiners can.

Uploading media to Panopto, and sharing links, embed codes and moving media to Course Resource modules.

Allow students to download original Powerpoint file used in a recording.

Adding captions to your video

Adding a quiz to your Panopto video. If you are the creator of a video you can add quiz questions at any point during the video. Quizzes can only be taken by users that are signed into your Panopto site.


Editing a recording using your web browser – How to trim the start and end, and slice from the middle. Useful if you want to cut out bloopers etc.


In 2021 Panopto released an upgrade which integrates Panopto video assignments into Blackboard’s assignment function. This is the recommended method for providing video assignments to students as it:

  • Provides an email receipt of submission
  • Creates a grade centre column and feedback option
  • Complies with anonymous marking

The tutor setup guide is here 

The student guide (provide this to students for how to submit) is here

Assignment folder (old method)

The old assignment folder feature is still available. Do not use for summative assessment. The documentation is here:

Setting up an Assignment folder – If you want students to make a Panopto recording for an assessment. Includes Peer review option. Tutor’s notes.

Recording an Assignment and submitting to a Module’s Panopto assignment folder – Student guide on how to create and submit an assignment into a module using Panopto. Share this guide with students to help them make and submit the recording.

For students

Using Panopto Lecture Recordings effectively – Guide aimed primarily at students, but useful for tutors to know about the features.


Creating and embedding a playlist of Panopto content into a module.

Stats on how many people have seen your video – Number of views, length of views, name of viewer etc.

Using the iPhone / Android app