There are many ways that you can use Panopto in your classes. Some of these uses include but are not limited to:

  • Discussion Panels
  • Interviews Reviews
  • Presentation Documentation
  • Presentation Guest Speaker
  • Live Class Recording
  • Small Group Recorded Meeting
  • Pre-Recorded Lecture Capture (Flipped Classroom)

Below are a few common ways that Lecture Capture tools are used in higher education. If you have questions on how you can specifically customize Panopto use for your class, contact the Office of Educational Technology at

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Lecture Capture

A common use of Lecture Capture tools is to capture lectures and deliver them online. This can mean that students have access to in-class lectures and can use them as a resource to review content at their own pace. By having a record of in-class content, students have a reference for notes that were taken in class, as well as a context to put assignments and readings to.

For More on Lecture Capture: 7 things you should know about Lecture Capture.

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Flipped Classroom

Lecture Capture tools also enable instructors to shift their content into a Flipped Classroom. Flipped classroom is a pedagogical model in which the typical lecture and homework elements of a course are reversed. This means that Instructors can use Panopto to deliver lecture based content to students to consume at home, and spend class time monitoring hands on homework based activities.

For More on Flipped Classrooms: 7 things you should know about Flipped Classrooms

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Whether using a PowerPoint you export as a video, or using Panopto to Capture your PowerPoint. Narrating a PowerPoint is a popular way to ease into using video content for your class. The advantage to using this feature is that it can be done in the comfort of your own home. Simply use a created PowerPoint and narrate through as you would in class. Then use Panapto to deliver your content to your students.

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Upload Original Content

If you have additional content that is yours and has academic significance to your students, Panopto allows you to upload it easily. Uploaded media should be your own, original instructional content. It is NOT for other people’s copyrighted works. Additionally, if you already have content in place on other sharing sites (such as YouTube or Vimeo) that you’ve embedded in courses you may want to leave it where it is, if it’s already functioning correctly.

Please contact if you have questions or want to discuss what content should be relocated.



    All Smart Classrooms with a ceiling mounted video camera have the ability to capture video.

    NONE BUT ONE OF THE SMART ROOMS HAVE AUDIO CAPTURE CAPABILITY (C-567), without the assistance of an external device.

    If you need and external camera, and/or microphone please come to the Office of Educational Technology in C-556, to discuss alternatives.

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