Video Streaming and Lecture Capture

Panopto is a video streaming and lecture capture system that is integrated with Swarthmore's Moodle site.  It is possible to easily record video and/or your computer screen and publish it to your Moodle course. It is also possible to embed video from Panopto using the embed icon from within Moodle's rich-text editor.


To set up Panopto for a course, start by adding the Panopto block to your Moodle course.  Follow the instructions here: Adding the Panopto Block to a Moodle Course

After the block has been added, your course is set up to accept Panopto recordings.  

Integrating Zoom Recordings with Panopto and Moodle

Follow the instructions on this page: Integrating Moodle, Zoom, and Panopto

Recording Panopto Videos

You can use the Panopto Recorder software to get started.  You can download the Panopto Recorder software from the Panopto block within Moodle. Download the program and install it on your computer.  Classroom computers should already have the Panopto Recorder installed, so you can skip this step if you are using an ITS computer.

Follow the instructions from the following page to begin recording using Panopto:  Recording Video with the Panopto Recorder Software

Embedding a Panopto Video on a Moodle Page

By default, the recording appears within the Panopto block within Moodle.  You can also embed the videos within Moodle.

To embed a Panopto video, follow the instructions from the following page: Embed a Panopto Video on a Moodle Page

Captioning Panopto Videos

Panopto has a few different options for captioning videos. Please follow instructions from the following pages to set up auto-captioning:

Troubleshooting Panopto

If you are having trouble viewing Panopto videos in Moodle, you may need to adjust your browser settings.

Follow instructions from the following page to troubleshoot known issues: Troubleshooting Panopto Videos

Panopto Permissions Problems

In some cases, the Panopto Recorder tries to save the video in a place where you don't have permission to write a new file. In the Panopto Recorder program, go to Preferences (on the menu bar) and make sure the Recording Folder is set to a location that you can write to. Also, if you see an invalid login message when trying to record or upload content, be sure to contact ITS at

Video Quality

In the Panopto Recorder program, go to Preferences (on the menu bar), and you can adjust the video compress and frame rate options.

Panopto Documentation

Panopto has a robust support page. Please be sure to search their documentation for helpful answers by going to: 

Other Panopto Support Pages

Ways you can contact ITS or find information:

ITS Support Portal:
Phone: x4357 (HELP) or 610-328-8513
Check out our remote resources at
Check our homepage at