Good Product with Room for Improvement
February 05, 2019

Good Product with Room for Improvement

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Panopto

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 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.
At the end of the day, it came down to affordability for us. Panopto is affordable for smaller institutions. It is also geared primarily at lecture capture compared to many of the others that are first a media library. Panopto's focus is also education, so they do understand our audience.
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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Video access controls
2
User management
2
Video link sharing
2
Internal video
7
External video
1
Player customization
3
Embedded videos
2
Video quality / Bandwidth controls
8
Mobile compatibility
6
A/B testing
2
Streaming quality reports
2
Per viewer tracking
1
Per video tracking
2
Video analytics dashboard
1
On-Demand video
8
Live streaming
5
Impact of streaming on network
7
Video upload & format support
7
Video library / File management
5
Video portal
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Audience polling
2
Audience Q&A / Live chat
2
Video comments
2