Making a Panopto recording

If you are a lecturer and want to make a recording that appears in your Module page, you must first add the ChiPlayer block to your Moodle page and provision it.  This will create a folder in the Panopto website and anything that is recorded to, or placed in that folder will be visible to anyone on that page. 

Adding a ChiPlayer block to your module page

Before creating a recording you need to make sure that you have the recorder installed on your computer

Accessing and Installing the ChiPlayer / Panopto recorder

The video below shows how to make a recording on a PC, please note there are differences in the Mac version, if you have a Mac please also see the Guide on the Panopto website to make a recording on a Mac

Making a ChiPlayer/Panopto Recording:

Everyone gets a My Folder you can make or upload recordings into here, only you will see them unless you choose to share a recording.

If you are a lecturer and you want to record straight into a module folder to enable students to see the video immediately, choose the module folder taking care to check the full module code.

If you are a student and you have to create a video as part of and assignment, your lecturer may choose to set up and Assignments folder, if you have this option then when recording you can choose the assignment folder instead of your 'My Folder'. To find an assignments folder. search for your full module code in the search all folders box and choose the one that says [Assignments] after it (you may need to hover over it to see the full folder name)

If you have a Mac, the recorder will look slightly different, please see the Guide on the Panopto website to make a recording on a Mac in addition to these resources


On a PC the recorder will look like the picture below, to record you need to:

  1. Select the folder that you need to recording to go to, you can type in the box to search for folders, recordings can be recorded to your 'My Folder', this is a folder only you can see and recordings unless you choose to share them and can be moved easily afterwards.
  2. Name your recording, it defaults to the date and time, this is fine if you are in a hurry or happy with it like that. Students - for assignments use your student number as a name for the recording.
  3. Select your camera, if there is no camera available this will say none and it can be recorded without video
  4. Select your audio input - this is important! The recording will fail without any audio input, check that the computer is picking it up in the green amber red indicator, move the slider up to pick up more sound. If your computer doesn't have a microphone, you can loan a webcam from the SIZ. These webcams can be used to record both image and audio. 
  5. Choose your quality, higher quality will be a higher file size
  6. Choose what you want ChiPlayer to capture
  7. these sliders are also quality, the higher they are the better the quality, and click Apply
  8. Hit record!

 

If you need to take a break or you want to stop/start recording for any reason, click the 'Pause button.  This keeps it to one recording instead of having two halves to put together and also ChiPlayer records in the background when paused so if you forget the unpause it, you can recover the recording.

When you have finished, press stop, you will have the option to 'delete and record again' or 'Upload', if you want to keep the recording click upload and you will be taken to the screen below where your recording will upload to the ChiPlayer/Panopto website.

Under Currently uploading Recordings there are two progress lines, when these disappear it means that your recording has uploaded and you can turn off the computer.

 

You will then find your recording on Chiplayer.chi.ac.uk in the folder you specified.

When you log into the ChiPlayer/Panopto website to see your recordings you will be able to navigate to your folders on the left hand panel.

See the Finding your Recording page for more information.

iPad / iPhone

Using an iOS device (iPad / iPhone) is probably the easiest option as the app records and uploads.

  1. Download and run the Panopto app
  2. Launch the Panopto app
  3. Sign in with you University network credentials. You will need to enter the ChiPlayer address: chiplayer.cloud.panopto.eu
  4. Make sure log in is set to: Chichester Moodle - Live
  5. Click Record
  6. You should only see folders you have access to. Students - if you have been asked to upload it to a module choose the folder for your module with [assignments] at the end, you may need to search for it.  If it is not for an assignment you can record it to your 'My Folder' and choose who to share it with later.
  7. Click stop when finished, and your video will automatically upload as long as your device remains on and connected to Wi-Fi
  8. Once you have recorded your video, rename the file appropriately. Students - if you are recording an assignment name it with your student number and title. Please do NOT include your name, email, or username in the file name.
  9. You can change the video's title, apply some basic editing, or delete it by logging on at: chiplayer.chi.ac.uk or clicking the ChiPlayer button on the front page of Moodle.
  10. Navigate to the assignment folder set up by your tutor (they will need to tell you this) and you should see your video with the appropriate options

Please note: you will need to delete the video from your device once you are happy it has uploaded as it will take up your storage.

Android

Recording with Android differs from iOS in that you record with your phone's camera (as opposed to the Panopto app) then use the Panopto app to upload the video.

  1. Download and install Panopto from the Google Play store (or other, such as Amazon app store)
  2. Enter your email address
  3. Leave the drop down box as Chichester Moodle - Live and click Sign In
  4. Click on the + in the bottom left and choose upload and record
  5. At the top of the page from the drop-down, choose the folder you want to record into, (if unsure, choose your My folder and move the video later)
  6. Click on the box where it says Tap to record or upload a video
  7. Choose your camera and start recording
  8. When you have finished, click stop and then the tick icon, the video will upload to your chosen folder 
  9. Once you have recorded your video, rename the file appropriately. Students - if you are recording an assignment name it with your student number and title. Please do NOT include your name, email, or username in the file name.
  10. You can change the video's title, apply some basic editing, or delete it by logging on at: chiplayer.chi.ac.uk or clicking the ChiPlayer button on the front page of Moodle.
  11. Navigate to the assignment folder set up by your tutor (they will need to tell you this) and you should see your video with the appropriate options

 

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