Panopto – Create – For OSX

Please do not upgrade your Mac OS to 10.13 or above. Our current Panopto Mac recorder is not compatible with High Sierra, so we ask users who wish to use Panopto on their Mac to not upgrade to the latest OS. We will be upgrading the Panopto service on October 31st.

These instructions are specifically for users of the Mac Panopto Recorder.

Pre-requisites: Installing Panopto

Panopto is pre-installed in all our Windows based lecture theatre computers. Just search for Panopto in the Start Menu.

To install Panopto on your OSX computer, go to installing Panopto and select “Installing Panopto on Apple OSX” near the end of the article.

Step 1: Configuring the recorder

Unlike the Windows Recorder, the Panopto server address will not be automatically populated into the recorder. Type

into the server name field

Panopto recorder for mac. Server All other text boxes are greyed out.

Update server name. Click to enlarge

Step 2: Logging in

All of Panopto’s user and security information comes from Blackboard. No staff member can log in using the “Login” and “Password” boxes.

Click “Get Providers for Server”.

A drop down list will appear.

Server Provider drop down list, panopto

Provider list. Click to enlarge

Change the provider to “Blackboard”. The Blackboard website will appear.

OSX Panopto recorder. Provider is set to Blackboard and the login box is in the middle of the app.

Blackboard login. Click to enlarge.

Enter your username and password into the text boxes.

Step 3: Creating a recording

Press the large “Create new recording button”

Panopto recorder for mac. Two buttons, create new recording and log out.

Logged in. Click to enlarge.

Choose the Blackboard course that you want to record into

Folder. Options None (Record offline), PT: Panopto training

Choose a folder / Blackboard course. Click to enlarge.

Give your session a name

Folder says Panopto training. Session says my session

Session name. Click to enlarge.

You should now select any cameras, microphones, screen capture (via Source – Built-in Display) and PowerPoint/Keynote capture if required. Panopto recordings must have an audio source to work correctly. Press Start Recording when you are ready.

Your recording will upload automatically after pressing stop. Keep the Panopto recorder open until the video has uploaded to the iSolutions servers.