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Instructional Technology & Research Support

Information Technology Services


Quick Links:  Getting Started, Panopto Training, Panopto Resources, Video Equipped Classrooms, Recommended Equipment, FAQ


Getting Started

To begin using Panopto, add the Panopto tool to your Sakai course. For instructions on adding a tool in Sakai, please refer to Adding, Removing, and Reordering Sakai Tools. To login to Panopto using the Panopto login page, click here.

Panopto Training

Click here to register for a Panopto training session. To request an individual or group training session, please email Kristlyn Dalton at kdalton1@luc.edu. Faculty drop-in sessions are also available. To view the drop-in schedule, click here

Panopto Resources

There are several support materials available to Panopto users at Loyola. Visit Faculty & Staff or Student resources for more information.

Video Equipped Classrooms 

  •  Water Tower Campus:
    • Corboy Law Center 202, 321, 322, 323, 423, 523
    • Maguire Hall 110, 150
    • Schreiber 201, 219, 220
  • Lakeshore Campus:
    • Cuneo 002, 103, 210, 217, 302, 311, 312, 318, 324
    • Mundelein 508
    • Crown Auditorium
    • Crown Center 114
    • Klarchek Information Commons 105, 111, 112, 120, 215, 216, 230

Recommended Equipment

If you are teaching from a non-video equipped classroom but would still like to record using Panopto, you can reserve a web kit from one of the Digital Media Labs on the second floor of the Information Commons at the Lakeshore campus, or Corboy Law Center room 608 at the Water Tower Campus.  Should you desire to purchase your own equipment for use with Panopto lecture capture, ITRS recommends the following devices:

  • Recommended webcams include the Logitech C525 and C920
  • Recommended USB conferencing microphone is the Jabra SPEAK 510 MS USB Mic
  • Recommended USB lapel microphone is the Revolabs xTAG (prerecording content only)


Panopto FAQ

Panopto is a lecture capture platform that provides the ability to combine audio, video, PowerPoint/Keynote, and screen capture into one recording. Panopto can be used in classrooms on campus that are equipped with a built-in video recording system or from any desktop, laptop, or mobile device. Currently iOS devices have the ability to create and view recordings and android devices have the ability to view recordings. Additionally, Panopto allows you to upload pre-existing audio and video files for easy distribution to students. Panopto offers a significant improvement over previous lecture capture software by providing a straightforward interface for basic recording and a more seamless production of video files; there are also more advanced recording and editing features available.

Yes, instructors may make Panopto available in their course sites by going to Site Info > Edit Tools and adding the Panopto Tool. Additionally, users may add the Panopto tool to a project site in Sakai.

Yes, PowerPoint can be captured simultaneously along with the audio/video and screen content.  There is also a PowerPoint index in the Panopto Viewer, so students can navigate between slides.

Share settings can be changed on Panopto folders or Panopto recordings. The user can change the share settings on a recording or an entire folder in order to grant access to users outside of Loyola.

The recording is streamed from the Panopto server and is not downloadable by students; however the instructor has the option to download and distribute the file. On the other hand, students can subscribe to a recording in order to access a recording offline.

If you have an iOS mobile device (such as an iPad or iPhone) you may download the Panopto application for free from the App Store.  Features of this app include the capability to view videos and create recordings through Panopto. There is also a Panopto app for Android, which supports video playback but not recording.

The instructor has the option to create a drop box within the Panopto course folder, which will give students the ability to create and manage their own content.  Students will be prevented from viewing other users' content in the drop box that has not been explicitly shared or made public by the instructor.

Panopto is lecture capture software that is designed for recording and storing files online for viewing later. Panopto can also serve as a repository for course content (including other media files).  Some faculty use Panopto for pre-recording content to share with students before class.

Adobe Connect is typically used for online courses or faculty teaching remotely on occasion.  Adobe Connect is intended for synchronous communication and includes a more robust user-interface for engagement and interaction among students/faculty in a live setting.

Yes, users can upload pre-existing audio and video files by selecting Create>Upload Media from after logging into Panopto.