Recording lectures and presentations remotely with Panopto / Replay

The university's lecture capture system is Panopto (also called Replay by the University), which can also be used to record lectures remotely, as long as you have a Windows or Mac computer with at least a microphone or webcam (with built-in microphone) - most laptops have both these days.  If you are using Linux you can record a video and upload it to Panopto. It is also possible to record on a smartphone, for example recording audio together with writing by hand on a piece of paper. Finally if you wanted to write on your iOS device or just record your screen, Panopto have provided documentation for that.

This is a quick step-by-step start guide, if you would like to see more in-depth documentation about this please go to the central IT services Replay pages.

  • Download and install Panopto for
  • Login to the Lecture Capture Website - please do this now (using your SSO), so that links later on this guidance page work correctly;
  • ScreenshotTo create a new recording select the "Create" button at the top of the page and then select "Record a New Session";
  • Select "Open Panopto" to launch the recorder software and confirm any browser confirmation window which may pop up
  • Under Folder select "My Folder";
  • Please label each video clearly so that the sequence is obvious;
  • Panopto will incorporate PowerPoint slides if desired. If you have PDF slides, open them in something like Adobe Reader, in full screen (CTRL+L), choose “Capture Main Screen” (or select the relevant screen on a Mac) under Secondary Sources. Start the recording, and then switch to the pdf. Pause for a couple of seconds (to simplify editing later), then start speaking.

    When you’ve finished, pause for a couple of seconds, then switch back to Panopto to stop the recording. You can trim off the start and finish to produce a seamless video (as in the sample videos, which were made using PDF slides). Finally, if you have a document camera/visualiser, you should be able to choose it as an option in the Secondary Sources;

  • If you would like a more detailed guide with OS-specific screenshots you could use the guides from Panopto for Windows and Mac, which describe in detail how to capture the screen (eg for PDF slides) or slides from PowerPoint/Keynote;

  • See the sample videos to get an idea what a lecture may look like with PDF slides or a document camera/visualiser;

  • Once you have finished recording, Panopto will take a moment to process and upload the file in the Manage Recordings tab
  • When the recording is uploaded, the "Edit" link will appear which will allow you to edit the recording in case you wanted to trim it etc. You can find more detailed guidance on editing in Panopto's documentation;
  • Repeat the above for all your course videos;
  • Once you have finished editing all the videos for a course/class, and the Panopto page has finished processing all of them, you may like to move the video to the relevant course folder. To do this
    • Click on "My Folder" in the left sidebar on the Panopto website;
    • Select all the videos you would like to move (the selection checkbox appears when you hover over the video thumbnail);
    • Click on "Move" at the top;
    • Choose the destination folder [You may be able to get there quicker by just typing in your folder name in the top search box];
    • Click "Move".
  • Once you have moved all your recordings, please notify @email .
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