Panopto

All-in-one video capture, management, and storage software

About Panopto

Panopto is the leading all-in-one lecture capture and video management software for higher education and enterprise training.

In high education, we help faculty and technologists improve student engagement and learning outcomes by enabling the easy capture of in-person lectures and live virtual classes, as well as seamless storage and sharing through deep integrations with learning management systems and video conferencing solutions.

In corporate learning and development, we help companies increase employee engagement across all stages of organizational learning by enabling easy creation and sharing of interactive video content, with clear, measurable outcomes.


Key benefits of Panopto

- Create and Curate Easily: Create, edit, curate, and share videos immediately with our online screen recorder and web-based editor. (First-time users are up and running in minutes – no downloads or installs required. Powerful yet easy-to-use editing software empowers anyone to become a creator. Curate training videos and meeting recordings in your LMS or as stand-alone playlists to create self-guided learning programs. Auto-tracking Smart Camera keeps you centered in the frame. Non-destructive editor ensures your original recording remains so you can revert back to it.)

- Ensure Teaching and Training Consistency: Capture a course once and ensure everyone receives the same information without situational variations. (Enable more equitable access to content with automatic captioning, transcription, and searchability of spoken and projected words across 15 languages; variable speed playback; anywhere, anytime, any-device playback; and screen reader support. Administrator controls allow automating and managing recording, sharing permissions, approval workflows, content retention, and availability windows.)

- Drive Engagement: Create collaborative, two-way experiences with our interactive native features and third-party integrations. (LMS integrations. Native in-video quizzing features. Integrate with interactive video tools allowing functions such as advanced quizzing and video overlays. Add time-stamped comments inside videos to efficiently communicate ideas that are more easily demonstrated or shown.)

- Boost Learner Accessibility and Productivity: Enable learning on demand and automate the tedious parts of content creation and management. (Secure access to learning videos across all devices. Automatic speech recognition (ASR). Optical character recognition (OCR). Slide ingestion (direct integration with PowerPoint). Automatic indexing of titles, descriptions, comments, and digital notes saves time for content creators and makes searching for specific content more efficient.)

- Measure Outcomes: View detailed engagement reports and comprehensive viewing behavior insights for all videos in your library. (Monitor the activity, health, and size of your video library in one place. User-level engagement analytics show who watched which video, when, and for how long. Access and view rich media courses while still providing the essential course completion-tracking SCORM manifest. Integrate Google Analytics and other third-party analytics platforms.)

- Implement with Ease: From hands-free to hands-on, choose your own implementation plan. (Full implementation completed within 4-8 hours. Implement in 3 simple steps: review IT security, set up single sign-on, and launch integrations. Test implementation at no cost during Free Trial period. SOC 2 Type II compliant. Custom support to meet specific requirements)

- Protect Network Security: Safeguard the privacy, integrity, and confidentiality of your data with our enterprise-grade security. (Application security (i.e. single sign-on). Infrastructure security (i.e. SSL-protected API endpoints). Operational security (i.e. NIST SP 800-53 control framework). Privacy and Compliance (i.e. GDPR, SSAE 18, SOC 2 Type II))

- Centralize Control: Manage organizational use of video content in one centralized, cloud-based library. (Administrator controls for automating and managing recording, sharing permissions, approval workflows, content retention, and availability windows. Support access to all video assets on any device, from anywhere in the world. Automate content management policies that ensure you are only keeping video content that's relevant, updated, and useful.)

- Integrate Seamlessly: Easily integrate with the tools your organization already uses every day, including Microsoft Teams, Zoom, WebEx, Slack, and most leading CRMs and LMSs.

- Measure ROI: Manage outcomes with built-in engagement reports, behavior insights, and the ability to integrate with third-party analytics platforms.


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Reviews

Overall rating

4,5 /5
(74)
Value for Money
4,4/5
Features
4,3/5
Ease of Use
4,3/5
Customer Support
4,6/5

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Jonathan
Jonathan
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Panopto has met all of my needs and then some and the support is phenomenal.

Reviewed on 2017/11/10

We were able to give faculty one tool for all of their video creation and editing and storing needs...

We were able to give faculty one tool for all of their video creation and editing and storing needs instead of all the various tools they had to use previously to accomplish the same thing. All of the content is now stored on our server so we don't lose access to it if an employee leaves the college. We can live stream our events with it. We can manage all of our video and caption it as well. It provides us a secure way to stream 3rd party video we have an agreement with to share with specific users. Allows for adding quizzes in the video.

Pros

I love how it manages our video content. The ability to manage 1000's of videos with ease and update user permissions or move content around all without breaking the link to the video was the biggest selling point for me. Other products I've evaluated managed video very differently and left things more up to the user. If the user were to leave their content would be difficult to hand over to the next person that may need it.
The LMS Integration is excellent. Biggest workflow saver is when an instructor makes a recording in class the hit stop and upload and the video automatically goes into the course it needs to be in and even gives students a progress bar for it. Other products required the instructor to go in after they made the recording and move the video into the course manually or move it into a specific playlist. When an instructor finishes class they don't have time to go moving their recordings around. They need to finish up and leave before the next class starts coming in.
It has so many bells and whistles. Live broadcasting, quizzing that integrates with the LMS Gradebook, scheduled recordings, so many great video player features, the mobile app. It's overall an excellent product and I couldn't find anything else that checked all my boxes.

Cons

The recorder has a lot of options in regards to setting the quality when we always encourage our faculty to set it at the highest possible. I wish the recorder could be streamlined so I could start up recordings faster and have a share link go right to my clipboard so I could send it out like how Jing does it. There is value to all of the options on the recorder but I wish they had a lighter weight version.

Eugenio
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

how a software can get outdated because lack of innovation

Reviewed on 2021/02/27

it was very good 5 years ago but now that we need online teaching we had to change to another...

it was very good 5 years ago but now that we need online teaching we had to change to another software.

Pros

classes are automatically recorded at the scheduled time

Cons

it is hard to set up a new sporadic recording and there is no option to have videocall at the same time because cameras are recording

Alternatives Considered

Google Meet

Reasons for Switching to Panopto

We choose google meet because we can record like panopto but we can interact with the students, the only thing we miss is that in panopto classes were automatically recorded at the scheduled time.
Laura
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 5 001–10 000 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 5.0 /10

Panopto-powerful but over complicated.

Reviewed on 2023/10/27

Half good, half very frustrating. Faculty have to login for th e1st time to a specifc Panopto link....

Half good, half very frustrating. Faculty have to login for th e1st time to a specifc Panopto link. We did not realize this at first and thought a user could just type in "Panopto" in the URL. So the step by step document/video would have been helpful. Also all the videos need to be linked a specific way no copying and pasting URL's. Panopto has to be turned on in tools in our LMS. We have our faculty create a link to Panopto in the menu of the LMS and have a link to the Panopto site. It is just several steps and it just seems there could be an easier way. We used to sue VidGrid & Mediasite: Our co. made the switch. The recent decision by VidGrid to not undergo the state-required Texas Risk and Authorization Management Program (TX-RAMP) certification for all cloud-based vendors to operate under contract with state agencies and institutions of higher education. Mediasite had many issues, so best to stop using it. The interface was ugly and not so useful also.

Pros

Panopto's interface is clean cut and not too busy. I like the file areas to the left and the center area for videos. I like that it is integrated into BB, the LMS we use.

Cons

Panopto was presented to us as an really good option for faculty to use. It has turned out to be not so easy to use. There are many steps that we learned about later that have to be done a certain way or the students cannot access the videos within BB, the LMS. Panopto is integrated into BB, the LMS we use but it is problematic. If someone pastes a link to a video in a text field it will not open correctly for them. The faculty has to embed it correctly using Pan video embed. VidGrid did not require so much for the user.

Frank J.
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  • Industry: Higher Education
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Panopto provides me with a reliable, flexible venue for documenting and assessing my students'...

Reviewed on 2019/01/30

Pros

There are many features that I like about Panopto; ease of use is near the top of the list. I have been using it for several years and it is comforting to know how reliable and simple it is to get a recording completed. I have had situations where an opportunity arose and I wanted to capture it for my students to see later, and I simply pulled out my phone and recorded and uploaded it to the Cloud with a few simple clicks. My students love it because regardless of their hardware (PC, phone, iOS device), they can record their assignments and get feedback almost as if they were in front of me. The simple-to-use editing features allow me to update/enhance legacy content enabling me to leverage existing resources. I could go on and on...

Cons

Some of the more advanced features are a bit more challenging for some of my students to understand; however, the good news is that the basic features provide more than enough opportunity for successful resource generation.

Graham
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Coming up to our 9th year with Panopto

Reviewed on 2019/03/01

Over nine years we have gone from a couple of technically leading academics promoting its use to a...

Over nine years we have gone from a couple of technically leading academics promoting its use to a large scale rollout with half the University asking staff to use it. Almost immediately students asked for it to be mandated.

Pros

The software is easy to roll out across a large campus due to its software-only focus and the need for just a microphone. Most steps can be automated and the integration with Blackboard (in our case) allows videos to be secured to classes/modules with no additional steps.

Cons

Moving to a fully automated recording workflow requires heavy integration with your timetable system.

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Panopto FAQs

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Panopto offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$10 000,00/year
  • Pricing model: Subscription
  • Free Trial: Not Available

Please contact Panopto for pricing details.

Panopto has the following typical customers:

201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Panopto supports the following languages:

Arabic, Basque, Brazilian Portuguese, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, European Portuguese, Finnish, French, Galician, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese

Panopto supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Panopto integrates with the following applications:

3Play Media, AMX, Blackboard Learn, BlueJeans Meetings, Brightspace, CANVAS, Camtasia, Cielo, Cornerstone, GoToMeeting, H5P, Hihaho, Jive, Kollective, Microsoft SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Moodle, Saba Cloud, Sakai LMS, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Skype for Business, Slack, Verbit, itslearning

Panopto offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base

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