How it works

  • Recordings can be made at any computer with the Panopto Recorder and a mic. (Contact IT Services to request Panopto for your work computer and for advice on recording audio).
  • You can record audio & optionally the computer screen and / or the webcam.
  • The recordings are published online and are accessed via Blackboard

How to download the UWL Replay recorder software

​Once you are an Instructor on a Blackboard course which has been “provisioned” i.e. set up to use UWL Replay, you will be able to download the personal recorder software for use on your PC, Mac or laptop at work or at home. All staff have been set up with their personal course in Blackboard for this purpose. This is labelled “Panopto space for <your name>”.

Once you have provisioned your course​, follow the link from Blackboard to UWL Replay.

You should now see Download Recorder top right, next to your name.

Download  Recorder

Download Panopto link

Download the Windows or Mac installer as shown. Do not instal the Remote Recorder.

Download panopto recorder

 

How to record using UWL Replay recording software

This page provides guidance on making personal recordings using UWL Replay Recorder​​​​​​​ on your PC at work or home.

For scheduled lecture recordings, please see Classroom Recordings.

Follow the link to the UWL Replay website:

http://uwl.hosted.panopto.com/

panopto login page via blackboard

Select Blackboard

(Please make sure you are signed in Blackboard before going to the Pa​​nopto website)

Within the Panopto website select Create –> Record a new session

record a new session

Select Launch Recorder 

Launch recorder

 

Select Open a Presentation then choose a PowerPoint presentation from desktop.

Open presentation link through the panopto recorder

Select Yes in order to start recording

Select yes to start recording

Once presentation is complete select Stop –> Ok

Stop button to stop the recording

 

Once the recording is complete, name the session and locate the folder where the session will be saved in then select upload.

recording confirmation and upload button to upoad the session

* If you decided to delete the session then select ‘Delete and record again’

How to Change the Audio Quality

You can change the quality from between Standard, High or Ultra from the options below then select apply.

Qaulity options through the Panopto recorder

How to make a recording without video

You can switch off the video recording and have an only audio and powerpoint/screen cast recording. You can do this by selecting the ‘none’ option under the video menu.

Turn off vide recording through the Panopto recorder

Difference Between Audio Quality Settings

Standard Quality:

Audio Only – 48 kbps

Video and Audio – 298 kbps

Video, Audio, and Secondary Video – 548 kbps

 

High Quality:

Audio Only – 128 kbps

Video and Audio – 1128 kbps

Video, Audio, and Secondary Video – 2196 kbps

 

Ultra Quality:

Audio Only – 128 kbps

Video and Audio – 1628 kbps

Video, Audio, and Secondary Video – 2628

​Tips to consider while recording lecture

  • ​Test your microphone volume before starting to record, in order to make sure it is working and that the sound ​quality is clear and audible.
  • Before the start of your recordings, please notify your students that the session will be recorded and that verbal communication may be included in the recording.
  • If students ask any questions during the session, please repeat the question out loud before answering the question.
  • During class discussions, please make sure that students to speak out loud clearly and manage students to speak in order and not at the same time.
  • Try to avoid using terms ‘as you can see here’ ‘as shown here’ and consider your online audience.
  • Make sure all documents (e.g. PowerPoint presentations) that will be used in your recordings are stored on the desktop of the computer. Please avoid using USB stick during your recordings.
  • Please record a minute before the start and the end of your session.
  • If you are not wearing a wireless microphone, please be aware of where the microphone is located when moving around the classroom, as this will affect the clarity of the sound recording.
  • Please keep mobile phones devices away from the recording equipment, to avoid any interference with the recording quality.​​