How do I make a recording using Panopto? (Staff)

To make a recording using Panopto:

  • Wait until Panopto opens automatically when you log onto the teaching machine (Panopto can also be opened by clicking on the Panopto icon on the desktop).
  • When you see the Panopto Complaince Guidlines tick 'I Agree' and click Next.

Compliance Guidelines Panopto. The 'I Agree' option is circled and selected.

  • Untick 'Remember me' and sign in using your AU username and password.

Screenshot of the Aberystwyth University Panopto login page. There are text boxes in order to input 'Username' and 'Password,' with a 'Remember Me' box in the bottom left of the image.

You will be taken into Panopto to start recording.

Screenshot of the settings in Panopto. Under the 'Primary Sources' section are video, audio and quality settings. Options to capture PowerPoint and the main screen are also available under the 'Secondary Sources' section.

Check that the settings are correct:

  • Video: leave as None
  • Audio: set to Neck Mic and check that at least two of the audio bars are highlighted.  Move the slider to increase the level of the recording

Screenshot of the audio settings in the 'Primary Sources' section. The illuminated green bars of the microphone audio scale are circled, as well as the slider, underneath the bars, being circled at the far right end of the scale.

  • Quality: Standard


  • the folder icon to see your modules.
  • the module you want to add the recording to.

Note: The folder defaults to the folder you last made a recording in.

Screenshot of the 'Session Settings.' A session folder has been selected on the right-hand side of the image.

  • Add New Session next to the appropriate module.
  • Type a name for the recording in the Session Name box
    Screenshot of the 'Session Settings.' The text box next to the 'Session Name' row heading has been circled.

  • Press Record and minimise the recorder.

Note: If you use PowerPoint as part of your presentation, open your PowerPoint presentation before you start recording. Leave PowerPoint open without starting the slide show.  You can start the show once you have started your recording.

  • You can now go to PowerPoint and start your slideshow.
  • If you start PowerPoint through the recorder you can choose whether to start the recording automatically when PowerPoint starts.  This avoids the first few seconds of the recording being the transition from the recorder to PowerPoint.
  • You can Pause the recording if needed. When you have finished recording, click Stop.
  • The system will then automatically start uploading the recording to the server. Once this has been completed, you will be sent an email.
  • You can now log out of the recorder and the computer.

Note: You can also make Panopto recordings on your own computer. See How do I install Panopto onto my own computer? (Staff)

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