Panopto Video




Panopto replaces Kaltura, which will be phased out of Canvas. Panopto is an easy-to-use, software-based event capture system, which can be for audio/video/screen capture, streaming, and sharing. Panopto is a fully operational service featuring a direct integration with Canvas, along with mobile apps for users. Panopto simplifies the complex task of recording content or lectures and presenting pre-recorded video information. Panopto will run on any Windows or Mac computer and can record anything the computer can “see”: screen shots; presentation slides (PowerPoint, Keynote); and video and audio sources. It packages all of these elements automatically and presents them in an easy to view format. Creating a recording requires the Panopto recorder. This application is small and simple, and it runs on Windows and Mac. Want to attend Panopto Training? Watch the CIL Calendar page and the Daily News for dates and times.

Kaltura Retirement

Panopto replaces Kaltura as the video platform for UNTHSC. CIL consultations and training available now.

  • Users will no longer be able to upload anymore content to Kaltura after May 12.
  • Kaltura content will be duplicated in Panopto after May 12.
  • Kaltura will remain operational in Canvas until June 2018.
  • All current Kaltura links and embeds will remain active until Kaltura service ends in June 2018.
  • CIL consultations and training are available now to assist with replacing your Kaltura links and embeds in Canvas with Panopto versions.

How do you use Video? Let us know!

Uses of Panopto

  • Existing Audio/Video Files
    Panopto can be used to host and stream existing audio or video files. This alleviates storage and format issues.
  • Record lectures – Some classrooms are equipped to record with Panopto. Contact CETS for assistance with classroom use of Panopto.
  • Pre-Recorded lecture or Flip your classroom – Panopto runs on PCs and Macs, making it easy to record flipped classroom videos that you can share with your students. Panopto also includes iPhone and iPad apps for recording micro-lectures from your smartphone or tablet. These can be shared from Canvas.
  • Student multimedia projects – A great way to engage students is through multimedia projects that students can record using Panopto on their laptop, smart phone, or tablet. Assignments are automatically uploaded to a secure “dropbox” in Canvas for your review.
  • Live stream video – For distance learning or on-campus events, Panopto allows you to live stream video and presentations to students, family, and friends anywhere around the world.
  • Quizzes – You can create quiz questions that are embedded in your videos to check for student understanding.
  • Notes – Students can take notes from videos using Panopto tools while watching from within Canvas.

Sample Videos

Sample Lecture Video

Getting Started with Panopto

To get started recording you will need a computer with sufficient power and storage (hard disk) space, and a microphone. A webcam can be added as well if you do not have a built-in camera. See the system requirements for details (Mac | Windows).

Download Panopto Recorder

To record, the Panopto Recorder must be added to your computer. Access Canvas, select the course from which you wish to record. Follow these instructions to download the recorder. You only need to download the recorder one time.

To play back recordings, Panopto requires Microsoft’s Silverlight plug-in. If the plug-in is not installed, you will be prompted by your computer to do so.

Notes on installing the recorder:

  • Office Computer – If you do not have administration rights to download apps on your computer, the Panopto recorder may have to be installed on your office computer by the helpdesk. Please contact
  • Lab/Podium Computer – Podium and Lab computers will have the recorder installed by CETS.
  • Home/Personal Computer – You will have to install the recorder yourself using these instructions.
  • iPhone/iPad – The Panopto app is available on the app store. There is no Android recorder at this time.

Panopto Tutorials

The first thing you must do is download the Panopto Recorder.

Need Assistance?

If you are a student or faculty member with a Panopto-related question or problem, contact For classroom assistance with Panopto, contact CETS.