It’s perhaps the greatest challenge in supporting online learning: designing a learning experience that lives up to the reputation your on-campus courses have earned. Students in a classroom can see the teacher, their slides, white boards and even live demonstrations. How can you make sure students learning online get the same elevated experience?
With Panopto, there’s nothing you can’t capture. Panopto is the only video software for blended and online learning built with the flexibility to record any combination of video sources, in any configuration, from anywhere, in full HD. Panopto automatically recognizes connected cameras and microphones to make recording videos effortless — just press record and begin teaching. Whether you’re streaming classes live or capturing the session for on-demand playback, with Panopto, you can give distance learners the ability to see everything they would see in a classroom.
Panopto also puts the viewer in control of their learning experience. Viewers can see the instructor alongside supporting video feeds, including screen shares, slides, whiteboards, and document cameras. They can toggle between any of these video feeds based on their preference at any time, turn captions on and off when available, and even change the video’s playback speed. With Panopto, you’ll provide students with an engaging, interactive virtual learning experience that can help improve student outcomes.
More students than ever before are learning virtually through video conferencing solutions like Zoom, Webex, and Teams. In addition to the many reasons students might not be able to join a live virtual class session, students find synchronous classes, on their own, to be an inadequate substitute for in-person learning.
But designing and delivering a course with the right mix of synchronous and asynchronous learning content can be difficult and time-intensive for instructors without the right technology.
Panopto is more than just a solution for recording lectures and lessons — it’s an essential virtual classroom technology that helps automate workflows to simplify what’s required of those working diligently to deliver courses that optimize learning for all students, whether they are learning in a classroom or online. With included integrations for leading video conferencing solutions and learning management systems (LMS), Panopto makes it easier for educators to adapt teaching and learning for any situation.
Configure Panopto to automatically ingest recordings from live, synchronous classes, index them for search, optimize them for playback on any device, and then securely share the recordings automatically with students — either directly or through your LMS. On-demand video lessons created in either Panopto or your video conferencing software are also uploaded automatically for easy, secure sharing. Once in Panopto, instructors can edit recordings, add quizzes, captions, and more before publishing to your LMS and sharing with students.
“Panopto has given our students and faculty the ability to use video technology much more easily than they ever could before, and that really enhances the teaching and learning process.”Jeana Rogers, Specialist, Butler University Center for Academic Technology
With Panopto, you have greater flexibility to add value to students’ virtual learning experiences. Panopto’s video search and discovery features not only make it easier for students to revisit recorded lectures and other course videos but also enable them to personalize their learning in new ways.
Panopto’s video search engine, Smart Search, helps students instantly find and fast forward to any moment a relevant keyword is mentioned or shown on screen in a recording, saving them time and making their studies more effective.
Subscriptions and video tagging features within Panopto’s secure video library give students even more opportunities to deepen their knowledge. With subscriptions, students can follow faculty and instructors as well as specific video tags to learn more from experts in their field of study. Tags also offer students the ability to browse related videos, which can help them further master key concepts and engage in interdisciplinary studies.
Students on campus benefit from being able to raise their hand during a lecture and ask the instructor questions in the moment as they come up. Outside of attending a live discussion online through a video conference, distance learners often don’t have such an easy path to interacting with the instructor when they need answers.
With Panopto, students can ask questions, have discussions, and leave bookmarks for themselves right inside the video player — whether or not they’re watching in real time. That means that distance learners can still get that personalized classroom experience even when watching on-demand course videos. They can also interact with classmates and take notes for later just like they would in a physical classroom environment.
Increasing access to higher education requires online learning tools that support not only students who are separated from campus by distance and time, but also students with disabilities. With Panopto, it’s easier to go that extra mile and make course videos more accessible to anyone.
Panopto offers flexible options for video captioning (including affordable 508-compliant captions that start at just $1 per minute), configurable caption settings for viewers, and variable speed playback. And every element of Panopto, from the library to our video players, is fully accessible for screen reader software and supports keyboard navigation.
Make courses available to more students, regardless of physical classroom space. With Panopto, you can support virtual learning in more of your courses. Panopto’s one-click webcasting capability makes it easy to securely live stream classes, expanding access to in-demand courses and enhancing the learning experience for a diverse student body. After the live stream ends, Panopto automatically shares a recording with students, who can watch and re-watch on-demand.
With Panopto, faculty can easily view reports that show which students watched each video, how long students watched videos before dropping off, and more. Panopto can even send results from in-video quizzes directly to your LMS. It’s valuable information that allows instructors to monitor the progress of learners and identify where students might be struggling.
One of the best features of our video platform doesn’t contain a single line of code. It's our customer service team. Our 24/7 customer service has earned a 99% satisfaction rating three years in a row, and they’re included standard in every Panopto implementation.
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