How do I record screen and video with Panopto?

Using the secondary screen capture option on the Panopto recorder assists you to fulfill requirements for your video task's multimedia component; such as web content open in your browser, or a visual aid pulled up as display.


Screen capture also works as an alternative if the "PowerPoint" capture source is not working properly on Panopto for Windows and Panopto for Mac, or if you have created your presentation slides using Office 365 online, Google Slides, Keynote for Mac, or other online slide presentation tools.


Quick Steps for Recording with Screen Capture:

  1. Open your presentation file. This would a file already saved to the computer (e.g. PDF, Word, PowerPoint, Keynote), or your web-based presentation open in your browser (e.g. Google Slides, Office 365 PowerPoint).
  2. Launch the Panopto recorder.
  3. Select primary video and audio sources.
  4. Set secondary sources:
    1. On Panopto for Windows, select “Capture Main Screen”, then de-select Capture PowerPoint.
    2. On Panopto for Mac, de-select “Record PowerPoint” and instead make sure that "Source > Built-in Display" is selected for "Secondary 1" beneath the secondary window.
  5. Click RECORD (recommend minimizing the recorder at this point, but this is preference).
  6. Click over to presentation content already open (see Step 1).
    1. If using slides, you may leave the slides in regular view (particularly if you wish to see presenter notes), or play in full-screen presentation mode.
    2. Important Note: At this point, you will not see yourself on camera; however, video is still recording. This is a normal feature of the recorder when using screen capture.
  7. Go through your presentation. If using slides, advance slides with mouse or keyboard.
  8. When complete, go back to the Panopto recorder. Note: Pull up from bottom toolbar, or dock.
  9. Click STOP.
  10. Select UPLOAD. Note: At this step, you have an opportunity to name the session and provide a description.
  11. The session will begin uploading and processing. When complete, a Ready to View email will arrive in your WGU student email inbox.
  12. Open the email. Click the first link listed, the viewing link, to watch your video. This is important so that you can see how the video and screen capture are in sync.
  13. If satisfied, copy the viewing link from the email, or from the web address bar in your browser.
  14. Submit the link with your task.

 For detailed tutorials, please see the attachments located at the bottom of this article. Click the download icon to open.


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