Panopto – Remote Guest Lecturers

Staff asking guest lecturers, and guest lecturers themselves should follow the guides on this page to make recordings.

Are you using the right software?

Panopto lets you easily record a lecture that can be viewed by students at any time.

Microsoft Teams is not recommended for guest lectures to present unless they are enrolled as a guest on a matching Team. Please test before your session.
Go to Teams Help

Blackboard Collaborate allows guests to be promoted to Presenters very easily, however, we recommend that recordings are uploaded to Panopto
Go to Collaborate HelpHow to upload recordings to Panopto.

Getting guest lectures access

As a staff member, you will need to request an account, which will give them control of your course videos (so you should know and trust them). You should ask them to sign (digitally or a photograph is fine) the Guest Lecturer Agreement Form. It is the tutor’s responsibility to get this form.

Once you have consent, a University staff member should email ServiceLine the following:

Please can you create a local Panopto account for a guest lecturer:

Name: [Full name]

Email: [Email address]

Date required until: [Date that the guest lecturer will have finished uploading their recording]

Course to upload to: [Module code, including year. e.g. BIOL1001-12345-19-20]

I confirm that the guest lecturer has returned to me a copy of the Guest Lecturer Consent Form.

Local accounts can be made for between one week and one month’s access. Your guest lecturer will have creator access to the Blackboard folder and will be able to edit and delete your content. Only create accounts for people you trust.

Accounts will be deleted after one month or the “Date required until”, whichever is shortest.

How to record a guest lecture

As a guest lecturer, you have full access to the Panopto videos on the course in question.

Download the Panopto Recorder for Windows (32bit | 64bit recommended) or Apple Mac. These versions are updated each July to match the version in lecture theatres, they may not be the latest version.

Follow the Panopto Creation guidance for your operating system with the exception of logging in.

At this screen, select the ellipsis or 3 dots button.

Showing the Panopto recorder interface that is not signed in. It is asking for details to be signed in.

Select “Use advanced sign in”.

A highlighted view showing 3 dots for a button that allows 'Use advanced sign in'.

Select more Sign in options.

A view of the Panopto recorder showing a Blackboard login page. To the bottom right highlighted is a text button of 'More sign-in options'.

Enter the username and password we sent via email.

A focused view of the Panopto recorder showing the manual username and password entry boxes.

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