Panopto allows you to record your computer screen including audio and automatically upload/convert it to a central location. Once the Panopto Recorder is installed, it will record your entire computer screen (or just a PowerPoint) with audio. The video is then uploaded to the Panopto server where it can be viewed or downloaded.

Panopto Logging In

To log into the web portal at, select "" from the drop-down menu. Then login with your Auburn username and password (do NOT put the "\" before your username).

To log into the Panopto Recorder for non-Canvas integrated folders, use "" as the server address. Then use "\USERNAME" and your Auburn password to login.

To log into the Panopto Recorder via Canvas

Panopto Troubleshooting

Please make sure that your computer is up-to-date when using Panopto. If you have issues, make sure your webcam and audio drivers are the latest version. Also make sure you have the latest browser version (for viewing files) or Panopto Recorder (for recording videos).

If you still have trouble, issues with Panopto should be reported first to IMG, David Benjamin, Rusty Presley, or Ashley Burt who will assess the problem and report it to Panopto Support as needed.

Panopto Policies

Panopto has been licensed by Auburn University (AU) to enable all AU Faculty, Staff, and Students to create, edit, and publish academic and informational content. This content is published to, and maintained on, AU computing resources. Access to the content published on these resources is regulated by AU to abide by Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and other security and privacy directives. Secure access to the academic content residing on the AU Panopto resources is limited to those affiliated with AU as provisioned and recognized by AU’s Banner student system and Learning Management System (LMS) Canvas.

Copyright and other Intellectual Property rights for content created and published with Panopto belong to the creator (faculty, department, contracted agent). The creator is also responsible to ensure that their content and its use conforms to all applicable copyright, fair use, intellectual property, and creative common laws, privacy, and regulations.

Panopto Roles

Admin - The Panopto Admins for Auburn University are David Benjamin, Kathy McClelland. Admins for current sub-sites are Rusty Presley (ACES), Jack Lawton (Business) and Ashley Burt (VetMed). Additional admin roles will be available for the other distributed IT units on campus as needed. Requests for the admin role should be directed to David Benjamin and Kathy McClelland.

Creator - The Creator role allows the user to create new videos. It will be given to faculty who request it. For Canvas courses integrated with Panopto, students recieve Creator status by default. The role is either setup directly through the Canvas plugin, or by an admin who grants the additional right, and creates folders for the creator to place their videos. Training in how to use Panopto is available by video from Support for Creators will be handled first by distributed IT department and then by IMG.

Viewer - Any user may be a viewer of a Panopto video on the auburn site. Rights to view individual videos can be restricted by the creator or admin by video or folder. Instructors should restrict access to videos that feature students to reduce possible FERPA violations.

Video Retention and Ownership

Videos added to the Panopto server will be retained on server for one year minimum, and then archived for an additional four years. Folders will not be removed unless they remain empty for one year. Creators of content placed on the Panopto server will retain copyrights to their own original work.

Sub-Site Creation

New sub-sites may be added to the Panopto server at the request of a College Level IT department. The request should identify the user who will become the admin of that sub-site.

Integrating with Canvas

Integrate Panopto with Canvas

Other Help

Panopto Quick Start (Windows):

Unison help files:

How-to videos:

Panopto FAQ:

Panopto Support Forums:

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Last Updated: July 8th, 2013

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