Live Webcasting with Panopto

Live Webcasting with Panopto

Create and share a live Webcast with Panopto

Panopto is a tool for self-recording. You can record a lecture from home/the office. Panopto has the ability to webcast all recordings live as it is being recorded. A link can be created in advance, before the recording begins. You can send out the link to the video ahead of time via Canvas. During the live webcast, students who are logged in with their EUR credentials can ask questions and make comments via the viewer window. After the webcast has ended, students will be able to watch the webcast back as a recorded video.

The tool is available in the EUR Client Center, and integrated in Canvas.

Installation:

Usage:

A guide on How to Create and Share a Live Webcast with Panopto can be found here.

A video explaining webcasting can be found here.

Tips:

  • When students ask questions during the webinar, you can either respond verbally at the time of the question or review the questions after the recording is complete.
  • Decide on the structure of your recording in advance. Though a full script may not be necessary, having a brief agenda with topics and/or a slide deck helps. If your video is a demonstration (e.g., a software or technique tutorial) you want to have a plan on what to show, where to click, and what to say.
  • Talking to a screen or camera can be a strange experience. Put a picture or smiley next to the camera to remind you to look at the ‘audience’ occasionally.
  • In general, you don’t want videos to extend 5 minutes. However, when recording a slide deck in Panopto, headers and timestamps are automatically included. You can thus record a long video, and students can easily navigate through it based on (the headers of) your slides.