Lecture capture enables the video capture of a class lecture or presentation using the computer in a classroom or a laptop in an office.  The supported lecture capture application, Panopto, is used primarily for instructional purposes.  However, it may be used for other purposes like providing training videos or capturing visiting speakers.

Available To       

Faculty, Students, Staff          


The Panopto Recorder application, a webcam and a microphone are all that are needed to record the voice, and optionally video, of a presenter and the contents of their computer screen, like a PowerPoint slide or a web page.

Recorder apps are available for iPhone and iPad.

A click of a button on the recorder sends the recording to the Panopto server where it is available for access.

The interface to record, save, and edit lectures is very intuitive and easy to use.

Integration with eLearn allows simple access to recordings by students in a course. 

Student assignments can be created using the Panopto Recorder from a lab or by downloading it to their own computer and then submitting it to their instructor using the eLearn/Panopto building block.  Examples of assignments include presentations, digital storytelling, and foreign language practice sessions.

Getting Started

All lab and classroom computers and some faculty computers have the Panopto Recorder installed and available for use.  Look for the Panopto Recorder icon on your computer.

Students, faculty and staff who need the recorder can follow the instructions to Download the Panopto Recorder.  The eLearn Panopto content building block can also be used to access the Recorder for download.

Faculty can integrate Panopto with eLearn by following the instructions for provisioning your eLearn course.  

Most laptop computers are equipped with built-in camera and microphone capabilities which are compatible with the Panopto Recorder.  Video cameras and related equipment for use for instructional or business purposes may be available through equipment loan.

Refer to the knowledge base resources found under the Lecture Capture heading for assistance.