ChiPlayer (panopto) Introduction

ChiPlayer is our branded version of commercial software called Panopto. It is a lecture capture software that allows lecturers to record PowerPoint, audio, video, and capture their desktop during a lecture. It can also be utilised for student group work, video assignment submissions, flipped classrooms and assessment feedback via video.

Recordings are viewed online and so you can access your videos from anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Lecture recordings can be recorded directly into Moodle and be made available to students straight away through the ChiPlayer block on the Module page.

When viewing the recording back, you can see any PowerPoint slide and go to that part of the video by clicking on them. There is also a contents area where you can click to parts of the video and there is a discussion area (public) and a notes area (private) where viewers can make comments that are timestamped to jump to that part of the video when clicked on

You can also use the search box, which will tell you anytime that the search term has appeared in the slides the contents, the notes, comments or  anytime that that word was said.

There is also a quiz function that allows lecturers to set quizzes during  playback.

As well as recording directly into ChiPlayer you can also upload recordings from a variety of sources. ChiPlayer is also great for capturing guest lectures, theatre and dance events, and can also live stream from one room to another.

The address to access your videos after you record them is:   You can also access this by clicking on the ChiPlayer Icon on the front page of Moodle


More ChiPlayer help pages:


Advanced use

Additional help pages

Using ChiPlayer

Assignments in ChiPlayer

Webcasting and Live streaming

The ChiAngle

There are three elements to ChiPlayer, the recorder, the website where the recordings are stored and can be edited and the ChiPlayer Block in Moodle which allows students to view videos through their modules. 

If you have any queries about ChiPlayer, or require one-on-one or group training, please contact

University PC's automatically fill in the server address, but if you need to provide a server address it is 

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