Panopto Video Settings

Contents

Overview
Share
Outputs
Streams
Search
Captions
Manage
Log

Similar to Folder Settings, each individual video presentation in Panopto has their own unique Video Settings that can be independently managed. Many of these settings will be dependent on the parent folder settings.

To access your Panopto Video Settings, mouse over a video that you have creator access to, and find the gray “Settings” option that should appear beneath it, as illustrated below. If you do not see this appear, you may not have creator access to this video, and you should consult with another creator in order to gain access to that video.

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NOTE: You will also see a shortcut that takes you directly to the Share tab, as well as the Editor. You can also view view statistics by clicking on Stats, as well as Delete your video.

Overview

The first tab that you’ll see is the Overview tab, which aptly gives you an overview of your video settings.

  1. The first item displayed is the video name, which can be modified by clicking the Edit button.
  2. Next is the folder in which the video is located, from which your video should automatically inherit permissions. This too can be modified by clicking the Edit button.
  3. This is the Viewer Link, which is the url that will launch your video. This can be copied and pasted into a web link or email, and can be accessed even while the video is still encoding and cannot be opened directly, which can be helpful if you are in a hurry.
  4. Below that is some additional video information, including the owner, the date of the upload, and the duration.
  5. There is an optional video description area should you desire to provide one.
  6. The View link will launch the video.
  7. This Share link will take you to the Share tab.
  8. The Edit link will allow you to edit this video.
  9. The Resume link will allow you to add more content to this session by launching the Panopto Focus Recorder.
  10. Lastly, the Availability settings will allow you to create date/time restrictions on your video, which will only allow viewers to access your video for the set duration.

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Share

Clicking the Share tab will allow you to modify who has access to this video.

  1. The first item you will find in the Share tab is the Viewer Link, similar to the one located in the Overview tab. This can be copied and pasted into a web link or email, and can be accessed even while the video is still encoding and cannot be opened directly, which can be helpful if you are in a hurry.
  2. Selecting Embed option will change the viewer link into an embed code. This code can be copy/pasted into an html page to display your presentation in-line with a web page, including Blackboard. You can learn more at our page on adding videos to Blackboard. 2015-10-09_11-02-29
  3. Videos inherit permissions from their parent folder, displayed as a link. You can click this link to navigate to the parent folder’s Folder Settings. This will allow you to modify the share settings for not just this video, but all videos in this folder. It will also allow you to assign users as additional creators in that folder, as the video share tab only allows you to assign viewers.
  4. If, rather than add specific individuals, you’d rather set your video to be generally accessible, you can open this menu to set the following permissions.
    1. To open the content to anyone with an account on CourseWeb with the link (including those outside of your course but not the entire internet) by selecting Anyone at your organization with the link.
    2. To make it available to all of Pitt, select Anyone at your organization.
    3. You can choose to allow anyone on the internet to access it with a link by selecting Anyone with the link.
    4. You can make it publicly searchable on the internet by selecting Public on the web.
  5. This is the list of users who currently have access to this video. They can either be individual users, or groups of users, which can be automatically generated student lists by provisioning your course in Blackboard.
  6. To add individual users or groups manually, you can enter them into the Invite People feed. Simply type a Pitt username into the text field, and wait for their name to appear to select them. You can add multiple users or groups this way.

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Outputs

Clicking the Outputs tab to go over the various ways you can deliver your video.

  1. The first output is the Viewer Link, similar to the one located in Overview and Share. This can be copied and pasted into a web link or email, and can be accessed even while the video is still encoding and cannot be opened directly, which can be helpful if you are in a hurry.
  2. The second stream is the “Video Podcast,” which is a physical video file which can be downloaded by your viewers. This will not look quite the same as your presentation int he Panopto viewer link above, nor will it retain all of the functions of an online presentation. You can view this video podcast in a browser window by clicking the View Podcast link. This link can be copied to sent to your viewers.
  3. The second stream is the “Video Podcast,” which is a physical video file which can be downloaded by your viewers. This will not look quite the same as your presentation int he Panopto viewer link above, nor will it retain all of the functions of an online presentation. You can download this video file to your computer by clicking the Download Podcast link. This link can be copied to sent to your viewers.
  4. To control the way this podcast looks, you can toggle the settings below. This setting is only important if you have multiple video streams. If you only have one stream, it will default to that stream only. The view types include:
    1. Primary Video Only – This only displays the primary stream. This will usually be the webcam recording.
    2. Secondary Video Only – This only displays the secondary stream. This will usually be the powerpoint or screen recording.
    3. Picture-in-Picture – This will display your secondary (powerpoint or screen recording) stream, with the primary (webcam) in the bottom right corner. Be wary when using this method, as the primary screen may cover important data in the secondary screen.
    4. Side-by-Side – Places the primary and second displays next to each other, with the primary reduced in size. This should be the default setting.
    5. Tiled – This tiles all video streams in a checkerboard pattern. This is useful if you have more than 2 streams.
  5. This is the Embed Code, similar to the one located in Share. This code can be copy/pasted into an html page to display your presentation in-line with a web page, including Blackboard. You can learn more at our page on adding videos to Blackboard.
  6. Share settings still apply to podcasts. This link will take you back to the Share tab.
  7. There is also an audio-only version of the podcast available. Play or download them from here. Either of these links can be copied and sent to your viewers.

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Streams

Clicking the Streams tab will display the content of your video presentation. This is useful if you’ve recorded a multi-stream sessions from multiple platforms.

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  1. The video streams are displayed at the top. DV (digital video) refers to Webcam recordings, while Screen refers to Screen Recordings. You can also see each stream’s duration, start and end time, as well as which user created this stream.
  2. If any PowerPoint files are included in this presentation, they are listed here.
  3. If you would like to attach additional PDF files to your video presentation, you can browse your computer and upload them at the bottom of this page.

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Search

Clicking the Search tab will display the types of text and speech recognition available. There are no interactive elements on this tab, and you can generally ignore this section.

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Captions

Clicking the Captions tab will allow you to manually upload Closed Captions for your video. For more on creating captions for your Panopto video presentation, see out page on Best Practices for adding captions to your Panopto videos.

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Manage

Clicking the Manage tab will give you access to some higher level functions.

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  1. If you feel like your video uploaded improperly, or you are otherwise having trouble viewing it, you can refresh your video with this link. If you are looking at an older video that has not had Panopto’s automatic captions created, this will also complete this process for you.
  2. To merge your presentation with another, you can use these two drop down menus to locate the destination session and merge the two of them together. You will likely wish to Edit your merged video after to ensure that it plays properly.
  3. To make a duplicate of this video, click the Copy button here.
  4. To download your presentation as a SCORM package, click this link.
  5. To delete your session, click this link.

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Log

Click on the Log tab to access the task log for this video. This page is used by Panopto support.

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