What is Panopto?

Panopto allows users to upload, edit, store and share video with the public, within the institution, within their department, or keep it completely private. Panopto can be a very powerful tool in how and who we share our video content with. In the next few years, Panopto will replace other video services such as MiddMedia and Muskrat.

This page is meant to briefly answer a few questions about Panopto and we have links to all the support offered on the Panopto website.

Do I have a Panopto Account?

Yes. All Middlebury students, faculty and staff have accounts.

How do I log into my account?

Go to https://midd.hosted.panopto.com This will take you to the Middlebury College Panopto Home page. You will see a variety of public videos that other people have shared. Click the Sign-in button at the top on the right. Choose Middlebury Single Sign-in. Enter your Middlebury College credentials (email address and password). You will then be at your personal home page. You will see any videos that have been shared with you or that you have uploaded.

How does Panopto work?

Panopto works very similar to other video servers we have used in the past, such as MiddMedia and Vimeo, etc. Review the Quick Start items below. If there anything you cannot find a tutorial on or an answer to, submit a support ticket.

Quick Start Guide

Here are the basic steps to get started with Panopto (make sure to read the "How do I login" section above before you start): https://support.panopto.com/quickstart

Supported File Types


Using Panopto for a Course

Head to the Course Hub and add aPanopto Resource. This will create a Panopto folder for your course section and create groups for both instructors and students. By default instructors will be able to add videos and students view videos.

If needed, grant the student group permission to create videos from within Panopto.

Sharing a Panopto folder with multiple Course sections

If multiple course sections need access to the same Panopto folder, a "Panopto Resource" should be created for one section first. Then a second (and third, etc) "Panopto Resource" can be added to each of the additional sections, associating them with the existing folder by copy/pasting the folder ID into the form as shown in this screen-shot.


Using Panopto with Canvas

How to find and view Panopto Recordings in Canvas - Students

If your teacher has embedded Panopto videos into your Canvas course you should see them directly within a page, assignment, or discussion forum. Your teacher may also choose to link to the video in Panopto which would open another tab or window in which you would see the video.

You may be prompted to log in to Panopto to view the video. Both Canvas and Panopto use your Middlebury credentials to grant access to content.


Embed Panopto Videos in a Canvas Course - Faculty

Note: As a first step we suggest you create a Panopto Resource via the Course Hub. This will create a folder in Panopto where you can store videos for a specific class. This step will help you to manage course access at a folder level.

After creating your Panopto folder and video(s) for a class you can embed a Panopto video into any area of Canvas where a rich text editor is used.

As an example, from within a Page in Canvas when you are editing the page you will see a blue "v" at the top of the editor window in the tool bar. When you select this option you can select the Panopto Editor button which will allow you to navigate to and select the video you wish to embed.

Select the video you wish to embed by clicking in the circle selector next to the video and then clicking the blue insert button at the bottom of the selection window. Please note that you can not multi-select videos.

When you return to the Canvas screen be sure to either click the Save or Save and Publish button at the bottom of the page.

Panopto Training

Visit the Panopto training site for a list of available training sessions.

Other Important Topics

How to Record with Mac


How to Record with PC


How to Upload Content


How to Edit a Video


Creating Folders and Subfolders


Setting Permissions on Folders and Sessions


How does the screen capture tool work?

You will need to download the screen capture software. After you have logged in, under your name on the right at the top there is a link Download Panopto. Under the Panopto heading, choose the software version that is appropriate for your computer. Here is a link to more detailed information about recording with Panopto tools. https://support.panopto.com/Documentation?cat=Recording

You will also notice there is a Remote Recorder, this is only available for Microsoft computers. It allows you to program when to start a recording. Here is a link with more details on how that works. https://support.panopto.com/Documentation?cat=Remote_Recorder

How do I set the privacy on my video?

Here is a link that best explains how to set the privacy/sharing options in Panopto. https://support.panopto.com/articles/Documentation/how-do-i-share-session

Creating Captions

Our license covers a limited amount of captions, as a way to reduce costs. Priority is given to captioning for students with disabilities or for courses where captioning is essential to the coursework such as language courses. These are addressed on a first-come, first-serve basis, as long as funds are available. Towards the end of the license period, if we have unspent captioning funds, we can purchase captions for other, non-course-related videos, also on a first-come, first-serve basis (submit these requests by by June 14th using the link below).

Please submit your request using this link to a Media Services ticket form.

If your group has available funds to cover the cost of captioning, we’d be glad to help obtain the captions. The cost ranges from $1-$2.6 depending on which service we use and how quickly the captions are needed.

Here is a link offering further details about caption services:

Other Panopto How to Videos


Panopto FAQs

Please see this page for other frequently used Panopto topics.

Other Panopto Documentation

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