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With Panopto Course Capture, you can capture your lecture's video and audio feed and package it with visual aids to share with your audience on the web, live or on demand.

  • What can Panopto do?

    With Panopto Course Capture, you can capture the video and audio feed of a lecture or presentation and package it with a single or with multiple visual aids including slideshows, screen captures or document camera images. The packaged presentations are made available to your audience on the web, allowing them to watch the presentations live or on demand.

    Panopto can be used for sharing lectures as study aids or for when students cannot attend a class. Instructors may also use Panopto to capture student presentations for evaluation.

  • Which rooms are setup for Panopto?

    • Academic Center: rooms 205, 207, 212, 214, 215, 216, 219, 221, 222, 233, 252, 403, 404, and 406
    • Angelos Law Center: rooms 016, 018, 019, 021, 102, 109, 202, 204, 402, 403, 407, 408, 602, 603, 607, 608, 802, 803, 910, 912 and 1002
    • Angelos Law Center Clinics: 209, 210, 211, 212, 213, 304, 305, 306 and 313
    • Business Center: rooms 015, 205, 219, 221, 223, 227, 305, 307, 309, 319, 321 and 323
    • H. Mebane Turner Learning Commons: rooms 201, 203, 207, 208, 212, 213, 421 and 422
    • Liberal Arts and Policy: room 305

    If you have a class or a reservation for one of these rooms and wish to use Panopto, you will need to request an account.

  • Request a Panopto Account

    To use and share Panopto presentations, faculty or staff member needs a creator account and all viewers need a viewer account. NOTE: Only faculty and staff may request creator accounts for academic courses.
    The request(s) must be submitted 5 days days before your first use by filling out this form. 

    Once OTS receives the request, the user will be directed to login to the Panopto website:

    1. In a web browser, go to
    2. From the "login using..." dropdown menu, select UB Single Sign-on.
    3. Login using your UB netID and password.
    4. Logout and notify OTS that you have logged into the Panopto website.

    OTS will then setup creator access and schedule a training session with you. Training takes approximately one hour.

  • Student Access to Public Videos

    UB students by default have access to all Panopto recordings set as "public," such as certain tutorials created by the ALC or presentations by student organizations. To access the Panopto website, follow these steps:

    1. In a web browser, go to
    2. From the "login using..." dropdown menu, select UB Single Sign-on.
    3. Login using your UB netID and password.

    If an instructor is using Panopto to share presentations or for a class assignment, that instructor must request accounts for the students in that class. When your account is setup to access a specific folder, you will be notified via your UB e-mail that it's available for use. You will access it using the steps listed above. If you have been given creator access, you login to the Panopto website before recording in any classroom or Langsdale practice room.

  • Panopto Video Tutorials

    For video tutorials on how to use Panopto, please go here.

  • Panopto Video Retention Policy

    Panopto files are retained for one year.  Twice a year, files that are a year old or older will be deleted from the Panopto server. This removal will occur in January and September. Before any files are deleted, OTS emails Panopto users twice about the upcoming removal.

    If a Panopto user needs to retain any file that is scheduled for removal, he will need to take the appropriate action.

    • If the content needs to remain in Panopto, you must respond to the removal notice by the deadline.
    • If you want to retain the content for other use or future reference, you can export your sessions and store them. ( Click here for instructions .)

    Deleted Panopto Files

    Once a file is deleted from the Panopto server it is irretrievable. Because of the size of these files, they are not backed up and cannot be retrieved once deleted. It is, therefore, a user’s responsibility to respond to the OTS email if the user needs the file retained.

    Panopto Backup Policy

    OTS takes precautions to protect the hardware that runs Panopto files and maintain a stable environment. As mentioned previously, Panopto files are not backed up because of the size of the files. In the event of a catastrophic hardware event, files on the Panopto server would be lost. The operation of the Panopto service would be restored as soon as possible, but files would be unavailable. 

    Timeless File Designation

    Files can be identified as having valid, reusable content with a longer retention policy. If you have certain files where the content is timeless, please inform OTS of this when you are contacted about the upcoming deletion.

  • Saving Panopto Files

    Panopto lecture capture files are saved for one year. If you wish to retain files for future use or reference, you can download your recordings/lectures for offline access. The instructions here will step you through moving the files to your top-level folder then saving them for offline access.

    1. From Panopto's All Folders view, hover over the session name you want to download.
    2. Click the Settings icon that appears below the session name.
      A session information screen displays.
    3. On the Folder line, click edit.
      A drop down menu will become available for the folder location.
    4. From the Folder drop down menu, select your top-level folder
    5. Click Save 

    You'll have options for Panopto Web Viewer, Video Podcast, Audio Podcast. Instructions for each format follow:

    Saving a Video Podcast:

    This results in a file with video and audio. 

    1. Under the Video Podcast section, click the Type drop down menu.  
    2. Select your preferred display type:
      Picture-in-Picture: displays the desktop as a large window with a small shot of the camera video in the corner.
      Primary Video Only: displays the camera video only.
      Secondary Video Only: displays the desktop capture only. 
      Side-by-Side or Tile All Streams: displays a split screen or all streams in tiles, respectively.  
    3. Select your preferred Quality. The better the quality, the larger the resulting file.
    4. Click Apply.
    5. Click Download Podcast.
    6. Select the location where you want to save the file. 

    Saving an Audio Podcast:

    This results in an audio only, MP3 file. 

    1. Under the Audio Podcast section, select Download MP3 Audio
    2. Select the location where you want to save the file. 
  • Panopto App Setup for iPad or iPhone

    Students can access Panopto recordings from their iPhone or iPad using the Panopto app, available from Apple’s app store.

    1. After installing the Panopto app, launch the app.
    2. Tap the Menu icon in the upper left corner and select "Settings."
    3. Select Sign in.
    4. In the Your Panopto site field, enter ""
    5. Tap the Sign In button.
    6. In the "login using..." menu, select UB Single Sign-on.
    7. For Username and Password, enter your UB NetID and accompanying password, then tap Login.
      NOTE: if you are using your personal device, you may want to select "remember me". Do not select this option on a public/shared device.
    8. After logging in, select the menu icon to see your available folders, and select the sessions you wish to view. You may also select "all sessions" to see everything available to you (this includes public recordings as well as recordings for classes in which you are enrolled)
    9. If you have been given creator access to a folder, you may also use the Panopto app to record using your device's built-in camera(s).
  • Help and Training

    Any UB community members who wish to use Panopto must schedule a training session through the OTS Call Center prior to your first Panopto use.

    If you experience problems using Panopto during a presentation, please contact the OTS Call Center. OTS staff will assist with fixing problems with Panopto but cannot provide training during your class or meeting.

Last Published 8/19/16