If your Panopto video is unavailable —

Videos which are stored in Panopto and have not been viewed for two years or more are automatically moved to the “Panopto Archive.” These videos must be restored from the Archive (which can take up to two days) before they become available for viewing.

Learn more about the Panopto Archive, including instructions for how to restore videos.

What is Panopto?

Panopto is a Lecture Capture system designed for education.  Users can record videos, upload existing videos, and share or embed easily.  It also integrates well with both Moodle and Zoom.  Its basic editing features lets you trim the heads and tails of your videos, or hack sections from the middle, but should not be confused with a quality editing tool. If you’re interested in working with the Academic Technology team to create a high-quality video, be sure to read the Instructional Video page.

Why is it useful?

Research has shown that the smart use of video increases student engagement, and can offer an excellent way for students to be introduced to or review content. Creating short, conversational videos and demonstrating your enthusiasm for the subject can create a sense of connection for your students, and increase the likelihood that they watch and absorb the lesson.

Delivering video content before class can allow your students come to class with questions and prepared for discussion on the material. Panopto allows you to embed quizzes in your videos, which can also increase the amount of time your students spend with your course material.

You can also use the built-in recording functions to create short feedback videos for your students. It’s easy to record a follow-up to class discussions, or provide video feedback on an assignment for the whole class, or for individual students.

How do I use it at Carleton?

Upon logging into https://carleton.hosted.panopto.com, you’ll be greeted by a series of “getting started” videos. With your videos in Panopto, it’s surprisingly easy to share those videos in Moodle. This short video walks you through different ways you can make it happen. One of the easiest ways is to click the green clover icon that appears on numerous pages through your course. From there, you can either insert an existing video or record a new one and the video will be viewable on the current Moodle page.

panopto button editor

Choose an existing video:

panopto choose a video

or record a new video:

Panopto record a video
panopto recorder

*Please note that Panopto will automatically “archive” any video that hasn’t been accessed in two years. For information about how to restore archived videos, see Panopto’s documentation.

There are a lot of resources available about using Panopto and about creating effective videos.

Written Documentation and Guides

Videos about using Panopto at Carleton

Teaching Tips

  • Consider creating a welcome video recorded in Panopto . . . and ask your students to post one too.
  • Use Panopto to create video feedback on an assignment — either for the whole class, a group, or a single student.
  • Include a video message in an email to your class.

Urgent CARE

Need a quick example or description of how one of our tools can be viewed through CARE?

Not sure what CARE is? Please see this blog post on CARE for more information.

Community: Leverage Panopto’s video management to foster interaction, engagement, and a sense of belonging among students. You can create welcome videos to feel more connected, or create regular updates and announcements, or use Panopto’s discussion feature to create community dialogue around a video.

Agency: Panopto can be used when offering students a choice between presenting a live oral presentation, or present via a video recorded asynchronous one for a homework assignment.

Representation: To reduce stereotype threat and the feelings of not belonging, you could create a video introducing yourself and the class, as part of your video introduction you can acknowledge that the work in the class is difficult, and “express your confidence that every student can succeed with consistent effort” and campus support provided (mitigation strategies, Saltarelli and Yengashankaran, 2024, see CARE blog).

Equal Access: Panopto can help you to record lectures with transcripts, allowing a student who may have hearing difficulties to (re)watch your lecture and read along with the transcripts.

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