What is Panopto?

Panopto It 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. As of December 1, 2016, all members of the Middlebury College 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

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. 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: https://support.panopto.com/s/article/caption-services

Other Panopto How to Videos


Other Panopto Documentation


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