Moving Video Recordings to Panopto for Instructors


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Overview

This article provides information about recording videos in Panopto and moving  videos to Panopto if they were not originally recorded there.

There are several reasons why instructors might want to move all of their instructional videos to Panopto:

  1. Centralized video management: Panopto is a video management system that allows instructors to upload, store, and organize their instructional videos in one place. This can make it easier for instructors to find and access the videos they need, as well as share them with their students.
  2. Improved video accessibility: Panopto provides a range of tools that can make instructional videos more accessible to students, such as automatic transcribing and translation, as well as the ability to adjust the playback speed and add closed captions.
    1. UMD offers a Panopto Professional Caption service. If you have a student in your class who requires captioning as an accommodation, the Accessibility and Disability Services office will use the Panopto Professional Captioning service to caption your videos. It is important that you ensure that all of your videos are in Panopto in order for you to be able to submit your videos for Professional Captioning. 
  3. Enhanced video engagement: Panopto's video player includes features such as the ability to search within videos using keywords, as well as the ability to add notes, highlights, and quizzes to videos. This can help students stay engaged with the material and improve learning outcomes.
  4. Streamlined video creation: Panopto has a range of tools that make it easy for instructors to create professional-quality instructional videos, including screen and webcam recording, as well as the ability to edit and customize videos.
  5. Enhanced analytics and reporting: Panopto provides detailed analytics and reporting on video usage, including the number of views, engagement, and drop-off rates. This can help instructors understand how their instructional videos are being used and make data-driven decisions about their teaching strategies.
  6. Improved video security: Panopto offers a range of security options to help protect your videos, including password protection and the ability to control who has access to each video.

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Record directly in Panopto

The easiest way to store videos in Panopto is to use the Panopto Recording feature in your ELMS course space to record lectures and any other content that will be submitted for professional captioning. 

  1. Follow UMD instructions for creating a Panopto recording.

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Upload MP4 video files to Panopto manually 

  1. Download an MP4 file from YouTube, Vimeo, Camtasia, Zoom cloud or local, etc.
  2. Follow Panopto instructions on how to upload a video file.
    NOTE: Panopto does not impose a hard limit for file size; however, it's important to note that large files are subject to network timeouts, so we recommend monitoring your upload(s) through completion.

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Options when using Zoom

Option One: Record in Zoom, save to Cloud, and upload to Panopto manually

  1. Follow Zoom instructions to download a copy of the Zoom Cloud recording locally.
  2. Follow Panopto instructions on how to upload a video file.
    NOTE: Panopto does not impose a hard limit for file size; however, it's important to note that large files are subject to network timeouts, so we recommend monitoring your upload(s) through completion.

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Option Two: Record in Zoom, save locally, and upload to Panopto manually

  1. Follow Zoom instructions for recording locally. Local recordings don't support the following features:
    1. Record Active Speaker, Gallery View and shared screen separately
    2. Audio transcription
    3. Shared screen recording layout with active speaker thumbnail or without any thumbnails (local recordings will always show a thumbnail gallery view with the shared screen)
  2. Follow Panopto instructions on how to upload a video file.
    NOTE: Panopto does not impose a hard limit for file size; however, it's important to note that large files are subject to network timeouts, so we recommend monitoring your upload(s) through completion.

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Option Three: Record a Zoom meeting in Panopto (both applications running simultaneously)

  1. Follow UMD instructions for conducting a Zoom meeting
  2. Follow UMD instructions for creating a Panopto recording.
  3. For Mac users: Follow the instructions for How to Enable Capture Computer Audio for Mac from Panopto.

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Support

For more information contact itsupport@umd.edu.

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