Panopto is a video platform, and it makes using video for teaching purposes much easier. Via Panopto, teaching staff can securely and easily record and share video material from their own computers, and engage students in the videos via quizzes, debates and automatic indexing, for example. Furthermore, from summer 2021, Panopto makes it possible to record and stream classes from large lecture rooms and theatres.
With Panopto, you can record videos directly from your own computer, and these will automatically be uploaded, so you can easily share them. Your video will not be shared unless you have started your recording from Blackboard, in which case the video will automatically be shared with the students on the course. You can install Panopto on your computer to give you easy access. You can check private settings, edit your video, and much more via the panopto.au.dk website.
If you want to activate the students as they watch your videos, Panopto has a series of tools to help, including use of overviews, integration of quizzes and the use of links. This means that Panopto can be incorporated into a pedagogical design in which you facilitate activities related to the video. You will also have access to quiz answers and statistics, so that you can monitor students' learning.
There will be permanent Panopto installations in selected lecture theatres (see more at AU's staff portal), so that lectures can be recorded and/or live-streamed for students. By creating and using a Panopto key, the recording will automatically be shared with students via the LMS, so you can concentrate on your teaching.
Below are examples of learning activities that you can use and draw inspiration from when using Panopto in your teaching.
You can promote students’ learning by activating them with quizzes and discussions embedded in your videos. This will bring life into your videos, and you support students’ active use of the material.
One way to use video in your teaching is to get the students to produce video material themselves and share this via the LMS. This makes it easy to share content, for example if the students have been on an internship or if they are to practice their language skills.
You can use asynchronous video as part of the overall learning design of your course. For example, by using videos as out-of-class preparation to present theoretical models or practical instructions