Welcome to all the new users

The following are the steps required to be up and running with Panopto, each step will suggest guides that have been written for you to be able to get yourself working within Panopto in no time. For terms and conditions on the use of Panopto please see our Legal information page.
  • STEP 1: Provision your Blackboard Course to work with Panopto

    Panopto is used to create audio or audio and video recordings of lectures for online playback. Panopto works hand in hand with Blackboard so content can be shared easily with staff and students on a course. In order to share content within Blackboard you need to make sure Panopto is activated on your course, we call this ‘provisioning your course’. Doing this ensures that all staff and students of your course have permission to view the Panopto content. You only need to do this once per module. If you use an alternative VLE to Blackboard please get in touch and we can make arrangements for you.

    How do I provision my BlackBoard course for Panopto.

  • STEP 2: Install and Open Panopto

    Panopto is an application that is pre-installed on all Common Learning Space (CLS) computers, you can be install it on all Staff UoS computers and is also available to download for personal computers.

    CLS Teaching Spaces: After logging into the computer you will find a shortcut to Panopto on the desktop.

    Staff UoS computers: If you have a staff desktop or laptop you can install Panopto from the ‘Additional Software’ app, this is usually found on your desktop. From here you can search for Panopto and choose to install it. For more detailed help the installing Panopto on UoS computers guide will help.

    Personal Computers: If you would like to install and use Panopto on your personal computer (not purchased for you by the University) then you can download the Panopto Recorder software from the Panopto website. For more detailed help the installing Panopto on personal computers guide will help.

    All Apple Mac’s: Both staff and personal Apple Macs can install the Panopto Recorder software from the Panopto website. For more detailed help the installing Panopto on a Mac guide will help.

  • Step 3: Start Recording

    Using Panopto to start a recording can be a simple 4 step process:

    1, Choose the correct blackboard folder that the session will be recorded into (Optional: Name it).
    2, Make sure that you have checked your sources/inputs (Audio, Video, PowerPoint, Screencapture).
    3, Double check your audio levels.
    4, Press the Record button.

    When you are finished press the stop button, confirm the upload and your session will be processed and ready to watch within minutes.

    Detailed instructions on how to make a recording can be found on our guides page.

    Further details

    Panopto is the University Lecture Capture system. It also hosts all our internal streaming videos.

    Staff can record their lecture in a lecture theatre or record a session in their office, home or on the go. You can find out more about the pedagogic aspects of Panopto from the Digital Learning Team.

    CHEP is leading the University in the move to teaching remotely. Please follow their guidance on their Teaching Remotely page.

All Panopto Guides

Creating a recording

From start to finish…

Find out how to install, launch, create and upload a Panopto recording using the Panopto Recorder in a lecture theatre, office PC or personal computer.


From changing the name of your session to the Blackboard course the video sits in, all these changes are done from the Settings page of an individual session. Click to view all our settings guides.

For Students

Panopto can be used for student assessments, recording student presentations or giving verbal feedback. Example scenarios and instructions for use are here.

Legal information

For information about copyright and our legal form store, you’ll find it in our legal information section.

Panopto and Blackboard

Panopto is heavily integrated with Blackboard. To start using Panopto you’ll need to provision a Blackboard course. Everything that is done within Blackboard is explained in this section.


You don’t need to use the Panopto recorder to put content onto Panopto or Blackboard. This section shows you how to upload your own content using a web browser or use the Panopto mobile apps for iOS and Android.

Editing your recording

Make it perfect…

Panopto has a web based editor that allows you to remove many different parts of your presentation.

Live Streaming

Using just the Panopto Recorder you can live stream your event worldwide. Find out how.