Panopto: Getting Started with Moodle

LSU Faculty and Staff members may begin using Panopto within Moodle after they've completed the following steps: enabling the Panopto Moodle Block within their Moodle course, provisioning their course in Moodle, and downloading the recorder from the Moodle Block within your courseNote: Steps 1-2 are for a single Moodle course and must be done within each course in which you plan on using Panopto. The steps are outlined below.


1. Activating the Panopto Moodle Block in your Moodle Course

The first step in using Panopto is activating the Panopto Focus Moodle Block within your Moodle course. To activate the Panopto Focus Moodle Block:

  1. Login to Moodle and select your desired course.
  2. Click the Course Dashboard button, then Edit Blocks and select Panopto from the Edit Blocks drop down menu. Then you can turn Edit Blocks off.

Click course dashboard, click edit blocks, select panopto from edit blocks


2. Provisioning Your Moodle Course

The second step in using Panopto is to provision your course via the Panopto Focus Block.

  1. After executing the steps for activating the Panopto block (seen above), you'll see the Panopto block. Click Provision Course within this block.

click Provision Course in panopto block


  1. You can click Back to Course on the page that appears.

back to course


3. Downloading the Panopto Recorder from the Moodle Block

The third step in using Panopto is to download the Panopto Recorder from the Moodle Block. Note: you will only have to do this once to download the software to any given computer.

  1. While viewing your Moodle course, click the Course Dashboard button.

Course dashboard


  1. You will see the Panopto block includes links to download the recorder for Windows or Mac; click whichever link is relevant to your computer.

Download Panopto


  1. Use the appropriate installation instructions for either the Mac or Windows recorder.
  1. Once you've followed the appropriate download instructions you will be ready to begin using the Panopto recorder. See the following articles on recording and managing your recordings. 


Support & Training

The Faculty Technology Center (FTC) provides Moodle support by email, by phone, or live through Zoom. For contact information, please see the article Faculty Technology Center: LSU Overview. To connect through Zoom and for further information on support services and training, see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Faculty Resources & Support page.

The FTC also provides just-in-time faculty training opportunities and recorded training sessions. Attending at least one training session for Moodle upgrades is highly recommended. For a comprehensive list of available workshops and recordings, please see the LSU Online & Continuing Education Technology Training page.

Referenced from: Panopto

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