You MUST ACTIVATE the Panopto
tool in Desire2Learn BEFORE using this guide.
Click HERE for
Panopto in Desire2Learn - Basic Recording Instructions
Please note: Students may not record with
1. Log in to Desire2Learn and choose the correct course
where Panopto has been activated.
Then, click "Content" to
access your newly created content quick link.
2. If you get a browser
security block, please allow the process to run.
Click HERE for instuctions on how this is done in the most commonly used browsers.
3. Once in the Panopto area, click
"Create" and "Record a new session".
4. Choose the approriate recorder installation for your
type of computer and install.
(Note: You may need administrator priveledges
on your computer to install.)
If the recorder has already been installed,
simply click "Launch Recorder".
5. Choosing a folder
The first thing you can do
is set what folder you wish to create this new recording in. Clicking on the
will allow you to do just this. You can even create a new folder from here. This
part is not required as you can record offline and select which folder after you
have created the recording.
6. Selecting Inputs
Once you have chosen your folder or are just recording offline,
you must next choose exactly what you would like to record. You can select a
video capture device such as a webcam or video camera. After that, you can also
choose what you want to use to record your audio. This could be a microphone or
even the same device as your video if it has a built in mic.
Note: You must select at least have audio or video in
order for the recording to be complete and usable without additional
7. Screen Capture and
After you have selected your video and audio inputs, you can
choose to also capture what is displayed on your screen and/or PowerPoint
You can also add an additional video source here if you have
more than one camera plugged into your computer.
Note: In order to properly record PowerPoint
presentations, after you have launched PowerPoint, you must have it in full
screen presentation mode.
8. To adjust screen capture resolution simply click the drop
down menu to the right of "Max Resolution" and choose the resolution you desire.
You can also adjust the bit and frame rate per second by dragging the sliders
shown below. Click Apply to save changes.
9. Starting, Stopping, and PausingOnce
you have everything set, you can begin recording. This is of course done by
clicking on the RECORD icon to start everything running. Once
your recording has started, that icon will change into PAUSE
RECORD PAUSE STOP
Clicking on Stop will stop the recording and close it out. If
you had picked a folder before you started, it will then begin to upload the
recording to whatever folder you had chosen.
The Pause button will in a sense Pause your recording. However,
everything Panopto does is non-destructive. Which basically means, even though
youíve paused your video, it will continue to record, but will not show up in
the final version on the website. You can, however go into the editor and get
this recorded time back if you, for example, forgot to un-pause and didnít get
the end of your recording.
10. Recording Status
Once everything has been recorded and you have stopped your
recording, you will be taken to the recording status page which will show you
something that looks like:
Offline Recordings are recordings that you have not yet picked
a folder for, so they are just on your computer.
Currently Uploading will show the video that you just completed
and itís status.
Uploaded will show the recordings that you have already
recorded, picked a folder for, and uploaded to the server.
You can see that it is possible to delete recordings. If they
have been uploaded already, you can delete local and the recording will still be
located on the server. If you delete a recording that has not yet been uploaded,
that recording will be lost.