Panopto allows users to record videos and screen captures on their computer then upload it to and stream it from an online location.  It is the SPU supported tool for lecture capture.


Panopto allows users to easily generate captioned videos using automatic speech recognition technology, index videos for improved searching, have timed discussions and notes, give quizzes that integrate with the Canvas Gradebook, and setup a livestream.  Since Panopto is integrated with Canvas,  videos can be embedded into course content pages, discussions, assignments, or quizzes, or inserted as an item into a module group.

Designed For

The main use of Panopto is for faculty to record their lectures for students to review. It can also be used by students to record videos and submit them as assignments. Panopto is also available to staff to use to record videos. 

Getting Started

All current faculty, staff, and students have access to Panopto with their SPU credentials. Users can access Panopto via web browser by going to

If you are using an SPU-owned Windows computer, the application for using your local computer to record videos can be downloaded from the Software Center

Technical Support and Training

Student, staff and faculty can avail themselves of Panopto's robust training video library.

For faculty users, Educational Technology and Media (ETM) has posted additional information and help resources on their Panopto page

Administration and Maintenance

ETM administrates Panopto for SPU while Panopto hosts the Panopto servers.



  • All current faculty, staff, and students.


  • Existing videos in Panopto can be viewed via web browser.
  • Recording new videos requires a webcam, microphone, and the client software that can be downloaded from the Software Center.

Support & Training

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