All recordings in Panopto are located within a folder. Often a folder in Panopto will  correspond with the module you are taking. Access to the appropriate folders and recordings in Panopto is administered by your faculty or department.   

Panopto user guide (student)

View recordings in Panopto

Viewer access to Panopto recordings is administrated by either the Faculty or Department or the owner of the content. Your department can advise you on how best to access recordings that are hosted on Panopto. 

If you need access to a Panopto recording, then you should contact your Department Office and they will be able to provide you access as appropriate. If there is a technical issue then they can raise it on your behalf.

Links to recordings will be made available to you via Blackboard (The Imperial College London Virtual Learning Environment or VLE), the VLE used by your department, or through accessing Panopto directly.

Viewer requirements for watching Panopto recordings can be found on the Panopto website.

Access recordings using a Web Browser

To access Panopto via a web browser, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Panopto
  2. Sign in. Your username is your College username followed by e.g: Your password is your College password.
  3. Navigate to recordings that have been shared with you by using the menu toolbar on the left of the homepage, or by searching at the top of the screen.

Alternatively, you can search by folder. Folders that you have access to are listed under Browse. Expand this menu and navigate to the course folder that you require. If a Folder is greyed out, it means that you have access to a sub-folder in that hierarchy. You can expand the greyed-out folder(s) to find the folder you have access to. For more information on navigation, please see the Panopto support site.

Download recordings

Recordings can be made available to download from Panopto for you to view on your own personal device.

The ability to download content from Panopto is at the discretion of your Faculty, Department or the content owner and might not be available for download for a specific reason. If you cannot download a session, you can request that the content is made available by contacting your Course Leader or Departmental Office.

Download a session

  1. Go to Panopto
  2. Sign in. Your username is your College username followed by e.g: Your password is your College password.
  3. Search for and then select the session that you would like to download. It will open in a new browser tab.
  4. Select the downward grey arrow in the top right of the screen. This will save the recording to your local device. 

download button

Please note: If no grey arrow is displayed, this recording has not been made available for download. Contact your Course Leader or Department Office for more information.

For more information on downloading, please see the Panopto support site.

Assignment folder

A Panopto 'Assignment' folder is a subfolder that enables you to submit your own recordings to Panopto. An Assignment Folder is typically administered by your course leader or other member of faculty staff. Submitted recordings can be public (to other students on the course) or private – check with your course leader to find out the settings for different Panopto assignment folders.

Recording to an assignment folder

You can upload content to Panopto that has been prerecorded or you can create a new recording via the Panopto Personal Recorder or Panopto Capture. Please view the Panopto staff user guide page for instructions on how to create and manage a recording, as well as installing the Panopto Personal Recorder.

For more information on uploading a recordings Panopto, please see the Panopto support site.

Further help and support for students

Your Course Leader will advise you on how and when to access Panopto.

If you have accessibility needs that cannot be accommodated by this technology, please discuss this with your Course Leader or Departmental Contact. 

Alternatively, if you need technical assistance using Panopto, please contact the ICT Service Desk.