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AU's video platform for teaching

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.

Use the tool to:

  • Record and share video material on a secure platform that is an integral part of the university's LMS.
  • Edit videos online
  • Easily incorporate student-activating elements in videos, for example a quiz
  • Live-stream and record from lecture rooms (from summer 2021) 

Why you should use Panopto:

  • You can create a course folder so that all the course video content is gathered and easily accessible from the course.
  • It will be easier to comply with the GDPR as well as the law on accessibility
  • Sharing video content between courses is easy
  • It provides stability during playback
  • Recordings from both the auditorium and the computer can easily be saved in the course folder.

Create the course folder with just one click - using the Panopto link in the course nav bar.

Functions in the tool

Recording, editing and sharing from your own computer 

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 Brightspace, 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.

Student-activating tools

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.

Recording and live-streaming teaching activities

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.

Use the tool in your teaching

Below are examples of learning activities that you can use and draw inspiration from when using Panopto in your teaching.

Video with quiz

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.

Submitting a video

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.    

Use of asynchronous video for flipped classroom

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

Video recordings and streaming lectures

You can live-stream with automatic microphone, PowerPoint and camera recording.

Best practice: Two types of videos - two types of folders

Technical guides:

SearchAlphabetical overview

You can find guides based on the titles of the guides in the alphabetical list above or, if you are not quite sure which guide you are looking for, you can choose one of the categories below that will steer in the right direction based on your needs. The categories contain the same guides as the alphabetical list.