Panopto: Introduction and Features

Panopto is UB's video service.

Feature Highlights

  • Automated: Many centrally scheduled classrooms are equipped with a separate Panopto recording device. The Panopto recorders can be scheduled for a single event or lecture, or as a recurring recording for an entire semester. Recordings can be scheduled in the Space Request system or by contacting the Classroom Technology Services team. Check the UBIT site for an updated list of rooms equipped for automated recording.
  • Caption-Ready / Accessible: Videos are more accessible with captions generated automatically by Panopto’s Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) feature. The automatically generated captions can then be refined manually. Add audio descriptions of images and charts to aide visually impaired learners.
  • Versatile: Panopto can capture anything on your computer screen (from PowerPoint slides to complex animations), document cameras, and video from just about any camera. Once captured, recordings are processed into an interactive, searchable web format as well as audio and video podcasts that students can watch on any device.
  • Integrated: Panopto integrates with our learning management system, UB Learns. All recordings can easily be shared as part of your course materials, and students can access Panopto recordings using their UBITName and password from any device.
  • Manageable: Panopto helps ensure that all recordings are captured and stored in compliance with university policy. A wide range of reports can be generated to help you understand how your recordings are being viewed.
  • Searchable: Panopto automatically indexes your recordings so that students can find and fast-forward to words that are mentioned in the lecture, displayed on-screen, or that appear anywhere else in the video.
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