Create a Recording in a Classroom (GUC)

The following steps will guide you through creating a Panopto recording in a General University Classroom (GUC). These steps need to be completed for every class session you wish to record. 

Before your first recording:

  • You must setup Panopto in your Canvas course space.
  • You will use an installed microphone in the classroom to record your audio.  The wireless microphone and batteries are generally in an unlocked drawer in the classroom podium.
  1. Login to on the classroom computer, and open your Canvas course space.
  2. Once in your course space, select Panopto Video from the left-hand course navigation menu.  This will take you to your course video folder.
  3. Once in your course video folder, select the Create button.
  4. From the Create dropdown menu, select Panopto for Windows.
  5. In the Panopto for Windows pop-up window, select Launch Panopto.
  6. When you select Launch Panopto, a pop-up window opens to confirm your choice, select Open Panopto Recorder. 
  7. Panopto Recorder 
    The Panopto recorder is what you will use to create your recording.  The options selected here determine what is recorded in your video and where the video is uploaded.
  • Under the section labeled ‘Sessions Settings’
    • ‘Folder’: Ensure that your course video folder is selected. This folder is where the Panopto video will upload.  If the correct folder is not selected, choose the correct one from the dropdown list.
    • ‘Name’: Rename the session to something descriptive here or you can edit it later.  Example: “Biology 100 – Exam Review”.
  • Under the section labeled ‘Primary Sources’
    • ‘Video’ and ‘Audio’: Select the correct video and audio sources from the dropdown menus.
      • Video: If you are using a camera, video will appear when the correct video source is selected.
      • Audio: Audio registers on the audio meter when the correct audio source is selected.  You will need to use the installed microphone in the classroom to record your audio.  The wireless microphone and batteries are generally in an unlocked drawer in the classroom podium. 
      • Note: To locate the specific audio and video inputs for the GUC you teach in, please visit Classroom Specs.  Select your building, then the room number, and then locate Panopto Settings.  
    • ‘Quality’, Select Ultra from the dropdown menu.
  • Under the section labeled ‘Secondary Sources’
    • ‘Capture PowerPoint’ will record your PowerPoint presentation and create a table of contents entry for each slide in the recording.  
      Note: when recording, your presentation must be in slideshow mode for this feature to function correctly.
    • ‘Capture Main Screen’ will record the classroom computer screen. 
      Note: If you choose this option, be aware it will record everything that you open on the classroom computer.  
    • ‘Add Another Video Source’ If you need to capture the document camera or video from another source, please contact for assistance.   
  • To record
    • To start a recording, select the ‘Record’ button.
    • To stop a recording, select the ‘Stop’ button.
    • To pause a recording, select the ‘Pause’ button. Note: it is possible to resume the recording after it is paused.
    • When you are finished recording, press the ‘Stop’ button. It is very important to remember to stop the recording so you do not record other classes or risk having your video session deleted. 
    • Once you stop the recording, you will be prompted to upload your recording. Select ‘Done’ to upload the recording to the video folder in your Canvas course space.

Learn more about other Panopto features and functions at Cougar Capture Tutorials.