Creating Videos in Panopto

Contents

Record a New Session
Upload Video
Webcast
New Folder

Overview

Now that you’re in Panopto, we will go over the process of creating videos in Panopto.

To review, there are two ways to get to Panopto. The direct method is to go in through your Pitt Portal, as defined in the Knowledge Base post on My Pitt Video. The second is to provision Panopto within a Blackboard course, as described in this post on Provisioning Your Blackboard Course in Panopto. In either case, when you are finished, you should see a big blue Create button that, when selected, should you a multitude of options.

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Record a new session

This will allow you to launch the Panopto Focus Recorder, and automatically sign you in. If you have selected a particular folder, or if you are doing this from a provisioned course, then it will also automatically select that folder for you begin recording. If you do not have the Panopto Focus Recorder installed on your computer, you will have the option to download the installer for this program.

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Upload a Video

This will allow you to upload an existing video file from your computer. Simply click and drag your video into the dotted box, or click inside the box to browse your computer for video files. You can upload multiple videos at once this way. All video formats are acceptable.

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Webcast

This will allow you to build and conduct a webcast, a live Panopto session that viewers can actively participate in. Give your webcast a name, verify the folder it takes place in, modify the privacy settings as needed, and add an optional description before clicking Create.

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You will then be taken to the webcast session’s settings page. You may further modify your settings, as described in Panopto Folder Settings, copy the viewer link to provide it to your desired audience, and launch your Panopto Focus Recorder by clicking the Record button to begin recording your webcast.

Alternatively, you may also go into the Panopto Focus Recorder directly, open the folder selection button, and locate the webcast session you just created to begin the session.

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New Folder

This will allow you to create a sub folder within any of your Panopto folders, whether they are provisioned Blackboard folder, or your personal folder. Videos can be uploaded or moved into these folder for the purpose of organization, or for the purpose of restricting or enabling their access to a different subset of users. This subfolder can inherit the permissions of the top level parent folder, or start completely private. Whatever you select, once it has been created, you can access this sub folder and modify the folder permissions completely independently of the top level folder, allowing you to grant access to unique groups of viewers.

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