What is Panopto?

Panopto is our user friendly lecture capture software that makes it easy to record, edit, and share videos. Panopto can capture your screen, audio, and/or video from web-cams and other devices to record live lectures, student or guest presentations, demonstrations, and/or supplemental materials.

The Panopto software is installed on all the classroom computers on campus. You can also download it to your own computer.

Using Panopto with Moodle

Panopto can be integrated with Moodle so that your videos can automatically upload to your course and be viewed by your students. Instructions for adding Panopto into your Moodle course can be found in our Moodle documentation.

Why use Panopto?

Our new Panopto video platform can be used to:

What can I record with Panopto?

PowerPoint/ Keynote Slides

Panopto can record your PowerPoint/keynote for viewers to later search by keywords that are timestamped to find any text in your slide. Click or search for any text in a PowerPoint/keynote and you will be taken to the point in the recording where it’s mentioned.


Most classroom computers have a built-in camera and microphone. For better audio/video quality you can use an external USB microphone and USB web-cam. Contact Media Services at 610-957-6201 or email avbox@swarthmore.edu to check out these items for loan.

Computer Screen

Panopto can record what shows on your computer screen. This is useful for showing material from a web-browser or other software outside of PowerPoint/Keynote ie: Google Slides, Prezi.

Other Panopto features include:

Panopto Ready Rooms

Built in ceiling microphones connect to your computer via USB

SC L26 , SC L32, SC 102, SC 104, SC 105, SC 128, SC 158, SC 181, SC 183 

Kohl 115, Kohl 236, Kohl 218, Kohl 202, Kohl 302, Kohl 318, Kohl 334, Kohl 328

Trott 115, Trott 215, Trott 315, Trott 210

Beardsley 318, Beardsley 316

Lang Center KeithRoom

Need more help? Here is video showing what you need before you get started with Panopto.

If you have any questions, contact Media Services at 610-957-6201 or email avbox@swarthmore.edu 


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