Panopto student guide – Uploading videos to Panopto and using the desktop recorder

In addition to using Panopto (REPLAY) to record lectures,  some tutors may request that you use Panopto as part of the assessment process, for example to film delivery of your presentation and then upload your video files to Panopto or to record your delivery of a presentation with the Panopto desktop app . This short guide will take you through the steps required for both options.

Uploading your video to Panopto


If you have used a video camera or mobile device to film, you can upload your video file for tutors to access:

  1. Go to:
  2. Login using LearningSpace (with your university login details)
  3. Click the ‘Create’ button and select ‘Upload media’
  1. Select the folder that you need to upload to
  1. Then drag your video file or click to navigate and locate the file
  2. A message will appear to let you know when your upload is complete
  3. If you have uploaded the wrong file, hover over the name of your file (e.g. PanoptoDownloadRecorder in the screenshot below) and click the ‘bin’ icon to delete it

Using Panopto to record delivery of your presentation

On Campus

Tutor laptops in teaching rooms on campus have the Panopto desktop app installed. As with lectures that are captured using Panopto, the desktop app will capture audio and gives you options to capture both PowerPoint and Desktop

  1. Login to the room laptop
  2. Click the Panopto icon to launch the app
  3. Click the login via LearningSpace button and login
  1. Select the folder that you need to upload to
  2. Enter a session name –  e.g. your name and the title of your presentation
  3. Primary sources:
    Video – If you have connected a webcam, click the down arrow to select it
    Audio – the microphone will already be selected
  4. Secondary sources – e.g. capture Power Point and capture Main Screen (check that they are selected)
  5. Click the checkbox to select ‘Enable screen capture preview’ (optional)
  6. Click the PowerPoint tab, then ‘Open a presentation’, locate your presentation and select ‘Yes’ to begin recording after PowerPoint opens
  1. When the recording is complete and you have stopped it, click the ‘Upload’ button. This will upload your recorded session to the folder that you selected in step 4. Once you have clicked the upload button, you can logout. Once your recorded session has been processed it will be available in the folder you uploaded to for tutors to access

Off campus

If you want to record using Panopto off campus, the recorder can be downloaded and installed for Windows 7 and up and OS X 10.8 and up.

  1. Go to:
  2. Sign in using LearningSpace (using your university login details)
  3. Click ‘Download Panopto’
  4. Check that you are downloading the correct version for your computer (click other download options if your operating system isn’t showing by default)
  5. Click the Download Panopto button
  6. Once downloaded, click Run and follow any onscreen instructions to install
  7. To capture your delivery of a presentation etc, follow guidance from step 2 in the ‘on campus’ section


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