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Panopto logoAberystwyth University requires that all lectures should be recorded and made available to students.  The Lecture Capture Policy gives guidance about what constitutes a lecture.

Panopto software is centrally provided to enable easy in-class recording and integrates with Blackboard to help control access to recordings. It creates an integrated package including audio, PowerPoint or other material used with data projection in the classroom, and in some rooms a video of the person giving the lecture. The link to the recording can be put onto Blackboard or given to students directly. Students can easily jump to the desired part of the lecture recording and revise difficult concepts as many times as needed. Please see the handout for our Panopto training session for more details. 

For information about issues surrounding copyright, data projection, and good practice, please see the Compliance Guidelines for Lecture Recording. JISC Legal also has a useful document with guidance on copyright.

To record a lecture using Panopto:

  • Sign in with Blackboard using your AU username and login
  • Click the folder icon and choose a module folder to record into
  • Check the microphone sound levels and adjust settings until at least two green bars are highlighted
  • Put the link into your Blackboard module

Panopto Recordings may be started, stopped, and paused by using keyboard hot keys, even when the Panopto window is not showing on screen. Panopto's guide for Recording Hotkeys gives more information. Here is a brief summary:

  • <F8>- Start recording
  • <F9> - Pause recording
  • <F10> - Stop recording

For more information see:

Departmental Administrators may also see the number of Panopto recordings made in the modules they are Administrators for in Blackboard. Information about this may be found here.  

Created by Mary Jacob on 28/09/2010
Translated into en by Mary Jacob on 28/09/2010
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