Panopto Instructions

To get Panopto to appear in your Canvas course:

  1. In your Canvas course, select “Settings” on the left menu bar, then select the “Navigation tab.


2. Drag the Panopto menu from the bottom of the list into the active menu in the location you would like it to appear.


3. Panopto is now ready to use.

To operate Panopto:

  1. Open a web browser and go to the Canvas login page at
  2. Select your Panopto enabled course.
  3. Click on the Panopto button in the Canvas navigation menu.


4. Panopto will open in another window that looks like the following screen shot:


5. Select “Create”, then click on the Record icon.

6. Record

7. Selecting the Primary Source settings

  1. For Video select AVerMedia BDA Analog Capture
  2. For Audio select Microphone (2-Phnx MT700)
  3. Select Standard quality
  4. If the course it to be broadcast live, check the “Webcast” checkbox in the upper right corner.
  5. Click Apply.
8. Selecting the Secondary Source Settings
  1. To capture an external Laptop or Document Camera source select Laptop and Document Cam Capture.
  2. To capture an external DVD/VHS source select VCR Capture.
  3. To capture a PowerPoint select Capture PowerPoint.
  4. To capture the Desktop select Capture Primary Screen.
9. To begin your session
  1. Click on Record to start recording
  2. Click on Pause to pause the recording
  3. Click on Stop to stop the recording

10. After completing your recording, you will need to “upload to CANVAS” and select the appropriate course in which to place the recording.


Note the Webcast Link provided on the bottom of the window once the session is live.  Students in the Canvas course should have direct access to this link once the broadcast begins. 

Also note the Discussion Posts from Viewers box.  Remote students may ask questions by typing into this box.  A “ding” will inform the lecturer of a waiting question.


The camera remote control and speaker microphone are kept in the CHME office (JH 259).  Be sure to turn on the microphone.  You can control the local volume using the dial on the black box found inside the cabinet along the right side of the teaching station.