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Panopto is a video management platform for businesses and universities from the company of the same name in Seattle, supporting the recording, sharing, live streaming, and (after recording) sharing via LMS or internal video site, video search, and other features.Video content for learning and teachingPanopto is available to use by the whole organization and there are more and more staff who are taking up the opportunity to use it for recording lectures and short videos for students. We often have quite dispersed student groups, over different campuses, and our most watched videos are often of assignment information and difficult teaching concepts that they need to come back to for clarity.,Easy to use and is intuitive to find your way around. Software-based, so it's available for staff to use on many devices and helps students to access content online. Flexible to suit the needs of users.,Captions are always a problem for us. We would like to caption all our videos and currently, the automatic captioning is not very good. We would like integration with our VLE grade book to allow seamless submission and grading for students.,9,Students are able to catch up on course material. Staff can manage time better by using video for delivery of content that is often viewed many times.Excellent user experience and supportThe Panopto video capture system is integrated into our Virtual Learning Environment and used throughout our institution for the scheduled recording of Lectures. Academic and professional service colleagues also use Panpopto's personal capture system to create learning resources from the desktop. Searchable video recordings add hugely to the experience of our students.,Intuitive: ease of use and accessibility is important for all users. Well featured and flexible: with basic editing tools easily used with more sophisticated options to organize material where required. Reliable: crucial for our student experience,Possibly more detailed real-time feedback during lecture-room based recording.,8,It's used for educational purposes and the ability to review and study material is the need fulfilled; enhancing our student experience.Panopto is transforming teaching and learningPanopto is transforming teaching and learning across our whole institution. By utilizing the video features we have increased engagement with our students.,Enabling teachers and students to record and share easily from anywhere. Providing reliable storage for video content. The search functionality is impressive - not just text and descriptions, but speech and optical character recognition (OCR) built in.,Automated closed captioning is not very accurate. Human transcribing for captioning is cost prohibitive at scale. Annotation tools for the screen capture would be useful.,10,Helping to engage students in learning. Widening participation by increasing flexible learning opportunities. Enabling innovation with video in learning and teaching.Easy to use video capture and video management toolWe primarily use Panopto for lecture capture and distance learning. Using Panopto for training and meeting recordings is something that we are just starting to leverage. Having a place to centrally store, share and search through videos has been a great value to our institution. Our integration with Panopto to D2L has provided a simple solution for instructors and students to interact 'face-to-face' even if they are located around the world.,Integration ability. Reliability. Ease of use. No plugins needed to watch Panopto videos. Auto-captions.,Recorder software can be buggy.,9,Panopto integrates with our LMS, D2L quite well. It makes the process very simple for our instructors and students to record and watch videos. It does not require any plugins or software to watch videos, as they load up in a web browser. The videos work on mobile and embed easily in courses or on websites. We also enjoy the easy sharing of videos and simplified management in the web portal.,BrightspacePanopto! A nice screen capture program with some nice bells and whistles you can use in Canvas!We replaced TechSmith Relay with Panopto. It is set up to use in Canvas, our LMS, as an LTI. One of the main features we switched to Panopto for was the automated closed captioning of videos, to help make our videos accessibility compliant.,You can create quizzes to add to your videos as the viewer watches the videos, which can be automatically graded and in Canvas. These grades will post to the Gradebook. There is automated closed captioning to make your videos accessible for hearing impaired viewers. It has a built-in editor where you can cut, paste, and insert Powerpoints and Youtube videos into the video timeline in addition to the quizzes!,The automated closed captioning feature works pretty well. It can be off though... and when it's off, it can very off. Luckily you have the ability to go in and edit anything it translated from what it "thought" you said into what you "actually" said. The timeline editor is web-based and not as fluid or functional like something like Final Cut, etc. You need to be on the spot of the timeline where you want to add a Quiz or content before you go to add it. If not, it will add it to where you were on the timeline when going to the video. I've added content to the beginning of the video by mistake a few times. The Quiz feature is nice, but there need to be more options on the types of questions that can be added to a Quiz.,8,It has helped make video content in Canvas Accessibility compliant without having to hire/pay transcribers to make the closed captioning for the video. It is a more advanced screen capture program than we previously used, which has more editing ability and additional features. The main negative is everyone wants to learn how to use it now, and the training we need to provide! Not really a negative to be honest, it's just more people are interested in the program because of all its features. :-),Camtasia,Canvas, Camtasia, Sophos Endpoint Protection,Yes,Price Product Features Product Usability Product Reputation,So far, we are happy with Panopto given the limited availability of products available.,8,Starting the recordings. Adding Quizzes,The video timeline editor.,Yes,8,Canvas LMS,File import/export Single Signon API (e.g. SOAP or REST),7Panopto: Potential vs Reality and Top Reasons for ConcernWe use Panopto for developing content for predominately online courses in our MS and MBA programs. The most common use case is voice-over PPTs and screen captures thought the tool has other features such as podcasting and streaming live videos. We have also experimented with using it as a repository for our professional shot and edited video content though we have found that cumbersome due to the tools integration issues with our LMS (Blackboard).,It captures multiple streams simultaneous (video, desktop, audio only etc) and is pretty smart when it comes to working with imported PowerPoint Decks. The end product can easily be shared in multiple formats and it has pretty rich content editing abilities for doing basic post-production clean up. They have recently introduced an in-line quizzing feature which can integrate with your LMS's Gradebook. The Analytics feature is very strong - we can get student level analytics when we integrate/embed the videos into our LMS.,UI is really clunking for basic/novice computer users. The recorder software is pretty buggy and often differs greatly from PC to Mac. I don't like the pricing model (pay per video views). The 'provisioning' aspect is very cumbersome - it has to be done on the section level in the LMS every course, every semester, which is very time-consuming. The Quizzing feature, while making progress, is still very basic and there is a lack of UI customization. The rendering process is slower than other products we use.,3,With some of our more tech-savvy faculty, it has freed up instructional design and multimedia staff as they are able to create a video on their own without a supervisor or tech support. The provisioning aspect of integrating each section in our LMS is very cumbersome and a labor drain. The mobile app has allowed end users to capture video at a time or place our normal film crews would not be able to get to.,Kaltura and Zoom,Kaltura, Adobe Illustrator CC, Zoom Video Webinar, Blackboard LearnGood Product with Room for ImprovementWe specifically purchased Panopto to be used by our faculty. Generally, the staff does not use it unless they have training material to create. Our faculty uses it to record in-person lectures so the students can review them at a later date. In our online-only classes, the faculty uses Panopto to deliver their lectures. In a few cases, faculty are using it for student assignments as well as to check the comprehension of the material.,Cloud-based Responsive and knowledgeable tech support Quality videos,Development has stalled Overly complicated to use Difficult to download multiple videos at once,5,Panopto has helped students better comprehend class material. Panopto has given faculty the ability to use previously recorded lectures in the event they are unable to teach (illness, travel etc). Panopto has allowed the administration to monitor class lectures without being visibly present in the class.,Kaltura
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March 06, 2019

Video content for learning and teaching

Score 9 out of 10
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Panopto is available to use by the whole organization and there are more and more staff who are taking up the opportunity to use it for recording lectures and short videos for students. We often have quite dispersed student groups, over different campuses, and our most watched videos are often of assignment information and difficult teaching concepts that they need to come back to for clarity.
  • Easy to use and is intuitive to find your way around.
  • Software-based, so it's available for staff to use on many devices and helps students to access content online.
  • Flexible to suit the needs of users.
  • Captions are always a problem for us. We would like to caption all our videos and currently, the automatic captioning is not very good.
  • We would like integration with our VLE grade book to allow seamless submission and grading for students.
Panopto is great for "one to many" deliveries for lectures as well as short video introductions, assignment, briefs and other information for students. It is less appropriate as a conferencing tool which many of our staff are looking for so that students can interact live with the presenter. Students can ask questions but it is hard to manage this if you are live streaming and presenting information.
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March 02, 2019

Excellent user experience and support

Score 8 out of 10
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The Panopto video capture system is integrated into our Virtual Learning Environment and used throughout our institution for the scheduled recording of Lectures. Academic and professional service colleagues also use Panpopto's personal capture system to create learning resources from the desktop. Searchable video recordings add hugely to the experience of our students.
  • Intuitive: ease of use and accessibility is important for all users.
  • Well featured and flexible: with basic editing tools easily used with more sophisticated options to organize material where required.
  • Reliable: crucial for our student experience
  • Possibly more detailed real-time feedback during lecture-room based recording.
Panopto, as designed to, meets our scheduled lecture and personal recording needs extremely well. It could be used for recording less formal teaching situations, but more planning might be required.
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March 01, 2019

Panopto is transforming teaching and learning

Score 10 out of 10
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Panopto is transforming teaching and learning across our whole institution. By utilizing the video features we have increased engagement with our students.
  • Enabling teachers and students to record and share easily from anywhere.
  • Providing reliable storage for video content.
  • The search functionality is impressive - not just text and descriptions, but speech and optical character recognition (OCR) built in.
  • Automated closed captioning is not very accurate.
  • Human transcribing for captioning is cost prohibitive at scale.
  • Annotation tools for the screen capture would be useful.
Panopto is most useful for helping to engage students in learning, widening participation by increasing flexible learning opportunities, and enabling innovation with video in learning and teaching.
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February 22, 2019

Easy to use video capture and video management tool

Score 9 out of 10
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We primarily use Panopto for lecture capture and distance learning. Using Panopto for training and meeting recordings is something that we are just starting to leverage. Having a place to centrally store, share and search through videos has been a great value to our institution. Our integration with Panopto to D2L has provided a simple solution for instructors and students to interact 'face-to-face' even if they are located around the world.
  • Integration ability.
  • Reliability.
  • Ease of use.
  • No plugins needed to watch Panopto videos.
  • Auto-captions.
  • Recorder software can be buggy.
Panopto works well to easily capture, store and share videos to the cloud. Since there are not any plugins needed to watch videos in a web browser, it becomes simple for end-users to watch videos on nearly any modern device. We use Panopto for lecture capture, training videos and students can create videos of their speeches and presentations to share.
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January 04, 2019

Panopto! A nice screen capture program with some nice bells and whistles you can use in Canvas!

Score 8 out of 10
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We replaced TechSmith Relay with Panopto. It is set up to use in Canvas, our LMS, as an LTI. One of the main features we switched to Panopto for was the automated closed captioning of videos, to help make our videos accessibility compliant.
  • You can create quizzes to add to your videos as the viewer watches the videos, which can be automatically graded and in Canvas. These grades will post to the Gradebook.
  • There is automated closed captioning to make your videos accessible for hearing impaired viewers.
  • It has a built-in editor where you can cut, paste, and insert Powerpoints and Youtube videos into the video timeline in addition to the quizzes!
  • The automated closed captioning feature works pretty well. It can be off though... and when it's off, it can very off. Luckily you have the ability to go in and edit anything it translated from what it "thought" you said into what you "actually" said.
  • The timeline editor is web-based and not as fluid or functional like something like Final Cut, etc. You need to be on the spot of the timeline where you want to add a Quiz or content before you go to add it. If not, it will add it to where you were on the timeline when going to the video. I've added content to the beginning of the video by mistake a few times.
  • The Quiz feature is nice, but there need to be more options on the types of questions that can be added to a Quiz.
Panopto is great added to Canvas if you'd like a good screen capture program to add videos to courses. It offers the ability to add quizzes and make your videos have closed captioning, which is very good when making your content accessible for viewers with hearing impairments. It offers a timeline editor where you can add things like Powerpoint, Youtube videos, and quizzes directly into your videos. The quizzes can be taken while watching the video and in Canvas, you can choose to have it add a grade in the grade book for taking a quiz that is incorporated into the video, which is pretty nice. It isn't a fully functional polished video editor though. More like an enhanced screen capture program with a few bells and whistles.
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January 11, 2019

Panopto: Potential vs Reality and Top Reasons for Concern

Score 3 out of 10
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We use Panopto for developing content for predominately online courses in our MS and MBA programs. The most common use case is voice-over PPTs and screen captures thought the tool has other features such as podcasting and streaming live videos. We have also experimented with using it as a repository for our professional shot and edited video content though we have found that cumbersome due to the tools integration issues with our LMS (Blackboard).
  • It captures multiple streams simultaneous (video, desktop, audio only etc) and is pretty smart when it comes to working with imported PowerPoint Decks.
  • The end product can easily be shared in multiple formats and it has pretty rich content editing abilities for doing basic post-production clean up.
  • They have recently introduced an in-line quizzing feature which can integrate with your LMS's Gradebook.
  • The Analytics feature is very strong - we can get student level analytics when we integrate/embed the videos into our LMS.
  • UI is really clunking for basic/novice computer users.
  • The recorder software is pretty buggy and often differs greatly from PC to Mac.
  • I don't like the pricing model (pay per video views).
  • The 'provisioning' aspect is very cumbersome - it has to be done on the section level in the LMS every course, every semester, which is very time-consuming.
  • The Quizzing feature, while making progress, is still very basic and there is a lack of UI customization.
  • The rendering process is slower than other products we use.
There are easier tools out there that do similar things and are faster without having the budgeting wildcard of Panopto's pay-per-view pricing. While the editing feature is nice, it is pretty temperamental and does not integrate or export to a format that is compatible with other programs such as Adobe After Effect, Premiere, Final Cut or Camtasia.

That said if you're working with a smaller budget/audience Panopto might be a friendlier alternative to something like Kaltura.
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February 05, 2019

Good Product with Room for Improvement

Score 5 out of 10
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We specifically purchased Panopto to be used by our faculty. Generally, the staff does not use it unless they have training material to create. Our faculty uses it to record in-person lectures so the students can review them at a later date. In our online-only classes, the faculty uses Panopto to deliver their lectures. In a few cases, faculty are using it for student assignments as well as to check the comprehension of the material.
  • Cloud-based
  • Responsive and knowledgeable tech support
  • Quality videos
  • Development has stalled
  • Overly complicated to use
  • Difficult to download multiple videos at once
Panopto is good for recording lectures, whether they be in physical classrooms or by instructors sitting at their office computers. Being completely cloud-based takes the load off internal resources. Panopto is first a recorder, unlike many of its competitors which focus first on being a media library/repository. Panopto is really weak on student video assignments because it is overly complicated for a student to submit a video to an instructor's folder. It is affordable compared to the competition but does have shortcomings for student assignments.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

Video personalization (3)
5.4
Support for advertisements (1)
7
Video SEO (1)
2
Integration to LMS (4)
6.0
Video access controls (4)
6.5
User management (5)
7.1
Video link sharing (5)
7.4
Internal video (5)
8.3
External video (4)
6.3
Player customization (3)
5.3
Embedded videos (4)
6.1
Video quality / Bandwidth controls (5)
8.1
Mobile compatibility (4)
7.0
A/B testing (3)
7.0
Streaming quality reports (3)
6.0
Per viewer tracking (5)
7.2
Per video tracking (5)
7.6
Video analytics dashboard (5)
6.8
On-Demand video (5)
8.6
Live streaming (4)
6.3
Impact of streaming on network (3)
6.3
Video upload & format support (4)
6.5
Video library / File management (5)
6.8
Video portal (4)
5.5
Audience polling (2)
5.5
Audience Q&A / Live chat (2)
5.0
Video comments (3)
5.3

About Panopto

Panopto is a video management platform for businesses and universities from the company of the same name in Seattle, supporting the recording, sharing, live streaming, and (after recording) sharing via LMS or internal video site, video search, and other features.
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