Panopto Features

Panopto

Enterprise video platform

4.67/5 (46 reviews)

Panopto Feature Summary

  • Live webcasting
  • Screen recording
  • Video management
  • Presentation record
  • Multi-camera video
  • Automated recording
  • Video analytics
  • Drag-and-drop video upload
  • Video editor
  • Brand Customization
  • Digital notes
  • Live DVR
  • Live stream screen recording
  • APIs
  • Google Analytics integration
  • Downloadable reports
  • System-wide analytics
  • Engagement reports

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Panopto Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Panopto's features:

Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 201-500 employees)

Simple but Powerful Video Capture and Video Management Tool

2019-02-14

Having a place to centrally store, share and search through videos has been a great value to our institution.

Pros

The videos work on mobile and embed easily in courses or on websites.

Cons

The software does give our end users some trouble - but not the service or website itself.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Alex Maxwell

panopto lets me record my classroom, and that's awesome

2019-05-03

classroom recording for reference and later use

Pros

the institutional integration is amazing

Cons

The design of the some of the software features made it hard to use sometimes

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jonathan DeGroot

Panopto has met all of my needs and then some and the support is phenomenal.

2017-11-10

It provides us a secure way to stream 3rd party video we have an agreement with to share with specific users.

Pros

I love how it manages our video content. The ability to manage 1000's of videos with ease and update user permissions or move content around all without breaking the link to the video was the biggest selling point for me.

Cons

The recorder has a lot of options in regards to setting the quality when we always encourage our faculty to set it at the highest possible. I wish the recorder could be streamlined so I could start up recordings faster and have a share link go right to my clipboard so I could send it out like how Jing does it. There is value to all of the options on the recorder but I wish they had a lighter weight version.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Elora Marston

Verified Reviewer

Wide ranging benefits for teaching and learning

2019-03-06

Panopto is available to use by the whole organisation and there are more and more staff who are taking up the opportunity to use it for recording lectures and short videos for students. We often have quite dispersed student groups over different campuses and out most watched videos are often of assignment information and difficult teaching concepts that they need to come back to for clarity.

Pros

As the system is software based it is available for staff to use on many devices and students to access content online.

Cons

You can send away for captions but there is a high cost if we want lots of content captioned.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Education Advisor (TEL) (Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

A very useful tool for students and staff

2019-02-01

Pros

There are more advanced features like quizzing, basic editing tools and the ability to insert external media like YouTube.

Cons

The editing is functional but basic although this does allow you to remove sections of your recording.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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danielle esteves

Great training tool!

2019-10-10

Great experience so far, has saved me so much time and streamlined training process for staff.

Pros

Staff has not reported they are very happy to be able to do these mandated trainings at their leisure.

Cons

Staff has mentioned the audio sometimes is out of sync when using mobile device or ipad.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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John Penderville

Excellent Security, UI, and file management

2017-10-30

Pros

Panopto's integration with our university's LMS is vital to keeping our video lectures secure, but also easily accessible to viewers who are enrolled in a course. The UI is also highly favored by viewers.

Cons

Small learning curve/training for new admins or instructors who have no background in video. Support documents on the Panopto site are great, but it would help to have one-on-one training for new admin users.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Graham Robinson

Verified Reviewer

Coming up to our 9th year with Panopto

2019-03-01

Over nine years we have gone from a couple of technically leading academics promoting its use to a large scale rollout with half the University asking staff to use it. Almost immediately students asked for it to be mandated.

Pros

Most steps can be automated and the integration with Blackboard (in our case) allows videos to be secured to classes/modules with no additional steps.

Cons

Moving to a fully automated recording workflow requires heavy integration with your timetable system.

Rating breakdown

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Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Malcolm Elliott

Verified Reviewer

Phenomenal partner, robust product

2017-11-02

Pros

Users can bring in multiple cameras, mics, screens and applications with just a few clicks and create content that they can share with a chosen group.

Cons

The advanced version can only be accessed using Internet Explorer.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Wade Helm

Panopto

2020-01-30

We have also utilized the live streaming feature to push out content to our 20,000+ employees.

Pros

Easy to use, create, and share content with others.

Cons

I really don't have any negative issues. We have been using for Panopto for over 6 years and continue to uttilize it more.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeremy Cooper

Panopto in Higher Education

2020-02-20

Overall I have had a very positive experience and would highly recommend Panopto.

Pros

Panopto is an incredibly user friendly platform that allows you to quickly and easily create high quality video content. Especially in the higher education field, Panopto allows for course creation that is painless and fun.

Cons

At this time I have only used Panopto for a short time and don't have any negative feedback to provide.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
LMS Administrator (Higher Education company, 201-500 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Simple yet robust video capture software/service

2017-11-03

Pros

We also really appreciate the automatic closed captioning service.

Cons

The recorder can be buggy at times. Some of our users have difficulty installing it. We would love to see a web based advanced editor as well. Right now there is one, but it only works in Internet Explorer.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Simon Tapper

Verified Reviewer

Great user experience and excellent support

2019-03-04

In terms of experience, we've had a really good one. The learning resource it provides and enhancement to our student's experience.

Pros

Panopto is reliable and easy to use. Well featured and flexible, Panopto is integrated into our VLE, and used thoughout our institution.

Cons

Automatic captioning could work better - and transcripts need a fair amount of editing.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Jason Hill

Panopto Creates a Seamless Experience to Create, Distribute, and View Course Lectures

2017-11-16

The auto-scheduling and auto-publishing of videos to specific Canvas courses is extremely valuable. Other players in this space currently require manually publishing.

Pros

We are able to schedule the lecture captures, associate each video with the instructor and appropriate Canvas course, and automatically publish the videos, so that students can review the course content at a later time on nearly any type of device.

Cons

There is a cost associated with piloting this software, but it's not too excessive. Many companies offer a completely free trial period. It would be nice to check it out for free.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Matthew Bates

All round best value for money

2017-11-01

Ease of use, Unlimited Cloud Storage for our content, fantastic customer service and support

Pros

Panopto has so many useful features such as embedding Youtube videos, Websites, PDFs right into your recorded sessions.

Cons

Its great for multiple video feeds at one time but to be able to select mulitple audio source (say several microphones in a conference room) would be benifical. The length of time between updates varies and can be lengthy in between but then they do arrive they don't dissapoint.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Amber Orquiz

Panopto is easy to use and reliable.

2017-10-18

I benefit from this software because it stores all the recordings in one place and makes it easy to find if misplaced.

Pros

I like that I can check on recordings through a website on my desktop.

Cons

I don't like that I can only start recordings on the computer that is doing the recording. I think it would be beneficial to create a step that allows you to start/stop recordings from your desktop. Set up kind of like the editing tool.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gemma Witton

Verified Reviewer

Panopto is changing the way we teach and learn

2019-01-30

Pros

It is easy to record, edit and share video The integration with our VLE Canvas is very good Panopto is very well received by students

Cons

We have very occasional issues with videos not getting up to the cloud correctly but these are always swiftly investigated and resolved by Panopto support.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Derek Horton

Verified Reviewer

Great Application and Great Support

2019-02-18

Pros

The ease of use. Once it is setup in a room, there are pretty much three steps to use it. Choose recording location, start recording, stop recording, done.

Cons

The admin reports could be more robust, but I know that is on their roadmap of things to come in the future.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Saurav Chakraborty

great for recording managing and sharing videos

2020-04-03

I have used Panopto to use some of my lecturers to go with the power point slides for a class I was teaching in class but needed to be transitioned into a virtual platform and was satisfied with the features and ease with which I was able to do it

Pros

Recently used Panopto to facilitate e learning as I had to transform course content of a class that was supposed to be taught in-class to maintain social distancing.

Cons

I really have not come across something that I would like to particularly mention in this context. Editing the videos were a little troublesome but overall I think it did a good job.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Adelyn Chen

Very easy to work with and watch

2019-02-21

Pros

Clicking back and forth on the slides is very easy to do, so you can skip to a certain part of the lecture if you remember what slide you took notes on.

Cons

Of course, since it's a different software than what others normally use, it can be hard to integrate this with what we already use rather than just sending a YouTube link.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kyler Monaghan

Great lecture capture software that works for any company.

2018-05-07

Pros

Panopto works wonderfully on all of our Apple products recording lectures.

Cons

Software is a little finicky when trying to learn it and use it and first, but then becomes natural once you understand the progression of how it works.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Jacob Ambrose

Great Video Platorm

2019-03-13

Overall, great experience with Panopto.

Pros

My use of Panopto is with education. Loved how the videos were organized by class. Also benefited from the speed option.

Cons

Design and layout of app could be improved/updated.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Hospital & Health Care company, 1001-5000 employees)

Education Software through Videos

2019-02-07

Education at Loma Linda University through Videos . LLU online video storage and delivery service. Integrated with Canvas.

Pros

Education through videos can be very chalenging because interfacing , however Panopto is really great on presenting and being a great tool for education .

Cons

Sometimes can be slow . Not sure is because of internet connection or to many users ?

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Head of e-Learning (Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Simple and effective lecture capture soution

2019-02-15

Pros

Panopto is a very user friendly tool which scales well and provides a wide range of facilities to capture educational content. Having rolled this solution out across the enterprise it has performed exceptionally well and has met our expectations.

Cons

Nothing negative, the system is user friendly, scales very well meets the expectation of boht staff and students.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Matthew Taylor

I use this software to access recordings of my lectures and webcasts put on for revision purposes.

2017-12-28

Pros

This software is very intuitive, with easy controls to pause, play and change the volume, all of which are like second nature while using the program.

Cons

Sometimes the lectures i listen to are very distorted due to bad quality. Also, the side bars are sometimes hard to navigate and the quiz sections at the end are very slow.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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