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Lecture Capture with Panopto

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.

View of Panopto Feed

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.

The Panopto recording software is available in:

  • Academic Center: rooms 205, 207, 212, 214, 215, 202, 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, 221, 223, 227, 305, 307, 309, 319, 321 and 323
  • Langsdale Library: rooms 205 and 206
  • Learning Commons: rooms 201, 203, 207
  • 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.

  • Account Requests for Student, Faculty and Staff Creators

    To use and share Panopto presentations, the student, 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 contacting OTS with the following:

    • Your name
    • The course(s), including complete course number (ex.: PBDS 615.085), or organization(s) for which you would like folders
    • If you are requesting multiple folders, indicate which folders your viewers should be able to access. Otherwise all viewers will be given access to all of your Panopto folders.

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

    1. In a web browser, go to http://panopto.ubalt.edu.
    2. From the "login using..." dropdown menu, select cis.ubalt.edu.
    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 Account Information

    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 http://panopto.ubalt.edu.
    2. From the "login using..." dropdown menu, select cis.ubalt.edu.
    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 must login to the Panopto website before recording in any classroom or Langsdale practice room.

  • View Panopto Sessions Online

    1. Go to http://panopto.ubalt.edu.
    2. In the User Login box, click the "login using..." drop down and select cis.ubalt.edu.
    3. Enter your UB netID and password into the username and password boxes, then click Login.
      The folders and presentations which you have access to will be listed on the left side of the window. Student access is set up as viewer (read-only). If the instructor intends for students to create a presentation, the instructor will launch the Panopto software using his/her account.
  • 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 "panopto.ubalt.edu"
    5. Tap the Sign In button.
    6. In the "login using..." menu, select cis.ubalt.edu
    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.