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Panopto Video Platform


Panopto is available to all faculty and staff at La Salle by going to portal and selecting Panopto. For faculty, the easiest way to create lectures for your Canvas course is to enter the course and select Panopto from the course menu. Or you can click the Panopto icon in edit mode of a Canvas page, assignment, discussion or quiz and record or upload an existing video right into the edit box.


Important Details:

  • All videos used in Canvas must have closed captioning for ADA compliance. All videos uploaded to Panopto are automatically captioned so please utilize this tool in class.
  • All recorded Zoom meetings are automatically added to the Zoom hosts Panopto folder under “my recordings” in their Panopto account. This is a private folder so sharing options must be updated for intended audiences before a link is shared to viewer. If in a Canvas course, the Zoom recording can be selecting in edit mode of a page, assignment, discussion or quiz and all students in the course will have access.
  • Students do not have access to Panopto unless an assignment is created by the teacher. See directions on How To Set Up a Video Assignment in Canvas
  • You can also use the Panopto Quiz Feature in Canvas. Watch How to Use a Panopto Quiz as a Canvas Assignment

When you click on the Panopto button in your Canvas course, there is a create button that takes you to the recording and uploading options. To get into your personal Panopto account to edit and manage videos and sharing options, select the “Open In Panopto” icon.


How to Use Panopto in Canvas for Instructors

Helpful Tips

  1. When you open the Panopto recorder from Canvas or from your Panopto folder, you’ll see the main screen for the Panopto recorder. You can use this to record what’s on your computer screen along with voice or camera.
  2. Panopto will use your computer’s built in camera and microphone by default. If you don’t want to record audio, video, or both, select ‘None’ from the dropdown menu.
  3. Start speaking to test your microphone. You should see green lights appear under the ‘Audio’ source selection.
  4. ‘Capture main screen’ will be selected by default. This will record whatever you are doing on your computer screen.
  5. ‘Capture PowerPoint’ will be selected by default. This will allow you to record PowerPoint presentations.
  6. Open any files or programs that you want to include in your recording.
  7. When you have everything ready, click Record. Switch over to PowerPoint (or whatever you want to record) and begin your presentation.
  8. In order to properly record PowerPoint presentations, after you have launched PowerPoint, you must have it in full screen presentation mode.
  9. When you have finished your presentation, switch back to the Panopto recorder and click Stop.
  10. Name the recording file.
  11. Click Upload to send the recording to Panopto, or click Delete and record again if there were any issues with the recording.
  12. The recording will be uploaded to your Canvas site and available to your students through the Class Recordings folder.

You can make  edits to your finished recording if needed.  Click here for instructions on how to use the Panopto editor