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What is Panopto?

Panopto is video content management system for uploading, managing and sharing TCU’s video and audio files. It’s a centralized, secure place for recorded videos, flipped classroom videos, campus events, and more. Videos created in Panopto can be accessed directly in TCU Online through the build in integration link. The Panopto dashboard comes with built-in video analytics, a web-based video editor, automatic encoding to ensure your videos play efficiently on any device, and a unique search engine that helps your students review material mentioned or shown in their course videos.

What can be recorded with Panopto?

  • Videos that present class content. Panopto’s software runs on Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android, so instructors can easily record class videos at the office, from home, or in the field.
  • Live webcasts. Panopto can live stream your lecture to students on other campuses, at field or internship sites, and in their homes.
  • Student assignments. Having students create and submit video assignments allow students to demonstrate skills they have learned in the course. Panopto makes it easy for students to record assignments and submit them for review.

Panopto is integrated in TCU Online and makes it easy to add videos to your course. However, many of the administrative tasks will be completed through our hosted site. For a full-feature experience, you can download the desktop recorder on our hosted site. With the recorder, you first record your videos and then upload them to your Panopto account.

Panopto also has a web recorder option that lets you record videos online without downloading the software. With the web recorder option, videos are recorded directly into your Panopto account.

 Panopto Desktop RecorderPanopto Capture (Web Recorder)
Stable internet connection requiredX
Ability to turn your webcam on and off while recordingX
Record multiple feeds from the same computerX
High degree of control over quality and control over audio and video inputsX
Ability to record from multiple webcams simultaneouslyXX
Record your screen or PowerPoint slidesXX
Record individual programs instead of screen(s)X
Capture PowerPoint slides and make them navigable within the videoX

Below you will find links and videos that will help you learn how to use the different tools and features Panopto offers. Once you are ready to integrate your videos into TCU Online, jump down to the Teaching with Panopto section to learn more about the integration.

Getting Started with the Panopto Desktop Recorder

Follow the links below to start working in Panopto. You will need to download the Panopto Recorder if you have never done so.

Panopto Desktop is designed to allow you to record both  simple and more in depth presentations utilizing multiple video inputs from your computer. Panopto Desktop Recorder has the ability to capture multiple programs on multiple screens simultaneously. Panopto Desktop Recorder also gives you the ability to adjust the individual settings of each capture device before you begin recording. Panopto Desktop Recorder allows you to record offline and upload your recording once an internet connection has been reestablished. You will need administrative rights on your computer to download and run the Panopto Desktop Recorder software.

Downloading the Panopto Recorder and Working with Your Panopto Video Recordings

Watch How to Download the Panopto Video Recorder

Quick Guides

Video Training

To learn more about recording and managing your content you can watch the following Creating Course Videos with Panopto Webinar (approx 90 min).


For information about Panopto’s Accessibility, view the Panopto’s accessibility features page.
Users can Import Automatic Captions as well as Create and Edit Captions when editing their videos.

Getting Started with the Panopto Capture Web Recorder

Panopto Capture is a web-based recorder that allows users to easily record audio, video, and other media from within a web browser. Users do not have to download any software: they can simply log into TCU’s Panopto site, launch Panopto Capture, record, and then close the window to go back to the Panopto site to edit, publish, or share their video.

Panopto Capture is designed to allow you to record a simple presentation (webcam, audio, and screen capture) anywhere you have a stable internet connection. Panopto Capture’s intuitive user interface makes it easy to select your input sources and records directly to your Panopto folder of choice. There is no download required and extra administrative rights needed.

Quick Guides


Teaching with Panopto

Panopto has an integration within TCU Online that allows you to create class specific folders accessible within TCU Online.  By adding the Panopto integration directly in your course you can curate videos with in your folder or add them directly within you content, activities, and assessments. Panopto runs on PCs, Macs, iPhones, iPads, and Android devices, and Panopto videos can be viewed on a variety of devices.  Panopto also allows you to create assignment folders for students to create and upload videos for you to see, and the rest of the class if you allow access. Note: the Panopto Assignment Folders are different than TCU Online Assignment Folders, and cannot be linked to a grade item. We recommend changing the name of the Panopto Assignment Folder to prevent confusion within your TCU Online course.

Learn how:

Getting Help from Panopto

Copying Course Content Information: As of version, when you copy a course in TCU Online (D2L), Panopto will automatically grant students in the new course with access to the copied videos. No configuration is required on Panopto, this functionality is automatic.

Student Resources

Students upload their videos into a Panopto Submission Folder and submit them for grading in either a TCU Online Assignment folder or a Threaded Discussion board. This is a two step process for students to share their videos with the instructor and to submit it an area that is linked with the gradebook.