Pre-Recording Lectures with Panopto

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Pre-Recording Lectures with Panopto
This tutorial has moved to the Digital Tools pages on SharePoint Online. <a href="">Pre-Recording Lectures with Panopto tutorial</a>. <!-- <h2>Quick-Start Guide</h2> Panopto is a very complex and rich tool for Video content creation. This guide is the suggested ‘easy’ way to start using Panopto in your module area to Pre-Record Lecture content. There are complexities that we will not cover in this guide. This is the ‘suggested’ way to add Panopto Video content to your Module areas. There are many MORE ways than what this how-to guide will go into, this is in our opinion, the fastest and easiest way to add rich video content to your module areas. <h3>Embedding Panopto Video in context in your Study Materials</h3> Go into your module area, and click on the Study Materials link in the side menu. <a href=""><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2187" src="" alt="screencapture of the module area with the study materials link highlighted" width="631" height="364" /></a> You can either embed the video at the top level in Study Materials, but many people have folders for either weeks, or subjects or similar. In this case, this module is subdivided into weeks. Click on the folder where you wish to record your video. <a href=""><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2188" src="" alt="Screencapture of a content folder area in My Studies (Blackboard)" width="451" height="355" /></a> Once in the content folder, now is the time to add an Item (the video). Click on the Build Content button (1) and choose Create Item (2). <a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2189" src="" alt="Screencapture of the build content tab being selected with the Item choice being highlighted" width="621" height="434" /></a> Add the Item information. Title the item (Week 1 lecture, for example) (1) Click on the Add Content Button (2). Note, if you do not see the Add Content (plus symbol) (2) you may have to extend the text menu by clicking the 3 dot button (3) to expand to all three rows of the menu. <a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-2190" src="" alt="Screencapture of the Add Item window with the title and add content buttons being highlighted." width="550" height="275" /></a> Choose Panopto Video from the Pop-up Window <a href=""><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2191" src="" alt="Screencapture of the add content window with Panopto Video being highlighted" width="341" height="315" /></a> Click on the Record tab at the top of the Panopto pop-up window. <a href=""><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2192" src="" alt="Record tab in the add content area" width="457" height="342" /></a> Title your video (whatever you wish to call it) (1) and click on the Record button (2). <blockquote>Note: If you have not yet recorded anything with Panopto, you will have to install the Panopto Application. Click on the link (3) to install the app, then return to this screen.</blockquote> <a href=""><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2193" src="" alt="Screencapture of the Record window in Panopto/My Studies " width="463" height="347" /></a> Once you’ve clicked on the record button (1) a little pop-up window will appear. Click on Open Panopto (2) to start up the recorder. <a href=""><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2194" src="" alt="Screencapture of the pop-up window asking to open the Panopto Recorder app" width="421" height="250" /></a> There are a LOT of settings in this window, but as promised at the top of this guidance, we’re going to try to minimise the information. The primary source is your ‘talking head’ video if you have a webcam on your computer (1) The secondary source is your screen (2). The “Slides” option should be ticked if you are talking over a PowerPoint presentation (3) This will automatically add a ‘Table of Contents’ to the finished video according to the slides in the presentation. This makes it very easy for your students to navigate your lecture. Finally, click on the big record button, to get started (4). <a href=""><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2195" src="" alt="Screencapture of the Windows Recorder in Panopto" width="629" height="516" /></a> <a href=""><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2196" src="" alt="Screencapture of the Mac version of the Panopto Recorder" width="622" height="436" /></a> Many people do find it difficult to have their faces on the lecture recordings. Although studies do say that students LIKE having the lecturer ‘talking’ to them, we understand that the discomfort may be too much. If that is the case, one can click on the source under the webcam and click ‘none’. <a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2197" src="" alt="Screencapture of turning off the Primary Source so your head isn't in the video" width="361" height="350" /></a> Once you’ve hit record, go to your powerpoint, and start the slide show. Talk over your powerpoint and record your session, as normal. Once you are finished, return to the Panopto app, and click stop. The session name will be filled in by the title you added prior to recording, and you are able to now enter a brief description if you wish. When ready, click on Upload. <a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2198" src="" alt="Screencapture of the window that pops up when you click stop in Panopto" width="460" height="510" /></a> Once you have done that… You will see a progress bar on the screen. Wait until it is done uploading. &nbsp; <a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2200" src="" alt="Uploading Progress bar to panopto cloud" width="880" height="290" /></a> Once it is uploaded and complete (1) you can create a new recording (2) But most would simply close the window (3) &nbsp; <a href=""><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2201" src="" alt="Screencapture once it's uploaded you can close the window" width="311" height="475" /></a> Now that you’ve closed the recorder, you will see the video is ready to be inserted (1). Click the Insert Video button (2). <a href=""><img class="aligncenter wp-image-2202" src="" alt="Screencapture of the uploaded and ready video with the insert button highlighted" width="696" height="312" /></a> This will take you back into the Item Area, you will see the video in the content editor (1) and once it’s there, you may hit Submit (2). <a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-2203" src="" alt="Screencapture of the video embedded in the Item content area, and the submit button highlighted" width="550" height="322" /></a> Once you’ve clicked Submit, you will be able to see your video on the page in Study Materials. Note that due to you clicking on the “Slides” area of the recorder, the video has chosen the first slide of the presentation as the thumbnail ‘image’ of the video. <a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2204" src="" alt="Screencapture with the successfully added video content in My Studies" width="961" height="675" /></a> Nice things about Panopto video, is that it has auto-captions (1) and they can be turned on and off (2) and there’s also a speed setting (3) so that students can speed up or slow down the delivery of the content. <a href=""><img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-2205" src="" alt="Screencapture of the student view of the video, with captions, and speed functions highlighted" width="752" height="500" /></a> This is the end of this written How-to Guidance. There are many more uses, tricks, editing, and more with Panopto. Here's a handy video of basically the same information, if you prefer that sort of content. <iframe src="" height="360" width="640" style="border: 1px solid #464646;" allowfullscreen allow="autoplay"></iframe>&nbsp; A place to start, if you want to delve deeper, here is all the FAQ (Freequently Asked Questions) about Panopto found here: <a href=""></a> If you have any questions about technical matters, do feel free to contact the University of Brighton’s Service Desk, at <a href="tel: &quot;+441273644444&quot;">01273 644444</a> or <a href=""></a> If you have course-related questions, contact the School Office.-->

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I am an artist, educator, and media-person specialising in helping to integrate technology into the pedagogy. I have been working in education since 1995. I work with teachers and course teams using digital technologies to advance both educational and institutional goals as a Learning Technologist.

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