LTSE Online Teaching Tools Video Capture (Panopto)

Video Capture with Panopto

What is Panopto?

Panopto is JCU's video capture platform that provides secure video recordings, viewing, editing, sharing, and streaming capabilities, all from within LearnJCU.

Demonstration of Panopto

Image above: Demonstration of Panopto's video player

Some of the reasons why we replaced Mediasite with Panopto:

  • Easier to use, manage and support: Simpler workflows and an intuitive interface.

  • Automatic speech to text: Every video has auto-transcriptions awaiting approval before publishing.

  • Add notes, bookmarks and discussions: These can all be done by students and educators within the video player.

  • Video assessment workflow: Create a secure space for students to submit their videos for assessment.

  • Video quizzes: Create interactive media with results sent to Grade Centre.

  • Downloadable MP4s: By default, MP4 downloadable versions are automatically created.

  • High quality streaming: Faster more reliable content delivery network (CDN) to improve the viewing experience.

  • Multiple media streams. Multiple video feeds and presentations can be streamed and shared on the one video player.

  • In browser recording. Record a presentation and capture your screen directly within the browser.

  • Editing. Easy to use online video editor that can combine several Panopto (and YouTube) videos and web pages into the one video.

  • Analytics. Detailed reports on audience engagement and viewing behaviour.

Q. When can I start using Panopto?
Panopto is now available in LearnJCU and can be accessed by the Books and Tools menu. Instructions to download the Desktop Recorder and further guides can be found at the bottom of this page.

Q. What training is available?
Please refer to the Training Webinars' tab below for links to webinar recordings and also visit the guides at the bottom of this page.

Q. Can I still create recordings with Mediasite?
No. New desktop recordings should be made with Panopto. Refer to the guides at the bottom of this page to find out how.

Q. Will I be able to upload video files created outside of Panopto?
Yes, you can create a video in Panopto and select the option to upload a video.

Q. What will happen to my pre-existing Mediasite recordings? Will my Mediasite videos be transferred to Panopto?
Mediasite recordings will be copied to Panopto. We do this, you do not need to do it. Automated lecture recordings will be copied over to a Panopto subject folder and other recordings will be copied over to a Panopto personal folder. You can continue to link to videos on Mediasite until the end of the year. If you have video links in your LearnJCU subjects, we recommend you start relinking to Panopto recordings as soon as you can.

Q. Can I copy Mediasite videos over to Panopto myself?
You could, but we recommend you don't. Instead, wait for us to do this for you. We have finished the first pass (you will soon see Mediasite videos recorded before June 14, 2021 in your Panopto library) and we will complete another pass towards the end of September 2021 (subject to change).

Q. Why are my Collaborate recordings not appearing in my Panopto Library?
Collaborate recordings are usually accessed via Collaborate, Collaborate recordings in Collaborate will not be copied into Panopto. If you are wanting a Collaborate recording in your Panopto Subject Video Library, you will need to download that MP4 (of the Collaborate recording) and upload it into your Panopto Subject Video Library

Q. Should I continue using Collaborate for virtual classrooms?
Yes. Collaborate is still the program used to deliver virtual classrooms. Whereas, Panopto is the program used for capturing, storing, and sharing learning and teaching videos. Similar to how Mediasite was used.

Q. Can students use Panopto to record video for their assessments?
Yes, visit the Video Assessment Guide to find out how we can assist you in activating this feature in your subject site.

Q. When I check the Panopto subject video library there are videos missing?
When a new LearnJCU subject site is created for the following year and Panopto video links are copied in from the content of the previous subject, these will not appear in that subject's video library.  You can copy these videos from the previous library to your current library, or leave it as is and students can rely on accessing the linked video via the subject site content link, rather than via the subject video library.

Q. How can I replace the Mediasite videos in my subject content with Panopto recordings?
We have instructions on how to replace (re-link) your existing Mediasite videos with the equivalent Panopto videos.

In Teaching Period 2, all automated lecture recordings will be auto published. This will free up the lecturer's time and energy from having to publish automated lecture recordings and will also ensure recordings are available to students in a timely and consistent manner.

Please note that the live-streaming pilot in Teaching Period 2 has been cancelled until further notice.

Find out more about low-touch lecture capture.

Desktop Recording with Panopto

See recording (48 mins)

Record teaching material from your desk. In this webinar we will go over:

  • Accessing the Panopto recorder(s)
  • Navigating the recording options
  • Sharing recordings
  • Basic editing
  • Meta data
  • Student playback
  • Video analytics

Advanced Training Webinar on working with slides, streams, and downloads in the Panopto editor

See recording (1 hr 5 mins)

  • How different types of content appear in the editor
  • Trimming streams
  • Adding, removing, and replacing slides
  • Making slides downloadable
  • Formatting video downloads
  • Adding and removing streams in the editor
  • Removing presenter video
  • Using the focus tool
  • Q&A

Automatic Lecture Capture with Panopto

Link to recording coming

JCU's new Low-Touch Lecture Capture

  • The (pilot) live streaming and automatic publishing process
  • Scheduling automatic lecture captures
  • Benefits for staff and students
  • Accessing recorded lectures from the subject site
  • Available player controls
  • Communicating the process out to students
  • Using captions
  • Video analytics

Editing for Teaching and Learning with Panopto

Link to recording coming

New options for producing engaging video content.

  • Editing videos and incorporating other streams/materials
  • Making videos interactive (quizzes)
  • Video assignments
  • Captioning
  • Panopto with other learning tools
  • Innovative Panopto examples