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Panopto is a great company that provides constantly-evolving and improving services for its users in the area of content management. Specifically, I use it in my position as Associate Professor at Eastern Michigan University to provide connected information to my students, record special events (guest presenters, impromptu or unique collaborations, etc.), and have students share their presentations with me and each other. I have used it since 2009 and have kept finding new ways to help my students succeed by incorporating it into my teaching.

The fact that the company is very responsive and visionary provides me with a sense of security, since I know that I won't need to learn a new system if they disappear -- they aren't going anywhere but forward. Their recording software is simple to use (I had had some of my students watch a brief, 3-minute introductory video before doing their first recording), reliable and continues to offer features that make my work more productive, like their SmartSearch, which indexes both spoken words and text appearing on the screen so it's easy to search for specific content without requiring additional work. They have taken a linear information format (video) and allowed it to become non-linear as well. It's better than doing a Google search since I am the one in control of the information being searched, and I can vet student recordings prior to allowing them to be accessed by other students, ensuring that only valid information is presented.

There are innumerable use cases for Panopto; search their website and you'll see some very innovative ways that people have already used it, and with their ever-expanding offerings I'm sure more will be coming soon.

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Panopto is a great way to easily record and manage video for small to large organizations. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a way to record training sessions or live stream large events. It is so easy to use, most people can be up and recording in just a couple of minutes.

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New colleagues I introduce to the system are very pleased to discover how easy it is to create their own content with Panopto's personal capture tools. Panopto is integrated into our VLE, and used thoughout our institution for scheduled lecture capture. The learning resource it provides and enhancement to our student's experience is invaluable.

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I use Panopto to show academics how to implement a flipped classroom approach to their teaching. I find the mobile app to a great tool for this as it allows the academics to record quick educational videos using their mobile device - a device which they are already familiar with.

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Panopto is a great solution for lecture capture - it scales very well and provides a robust and secure service across the institution. Integration with third part systems is achievable at low cost which expands recording options and automation. Students find the system easy to use and can quickly find important sections of lecture by keyword search or within the video timeline.

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With a pretty unique use case, we have users dotted across the globe using Panopto to create and submit content. In total we have around 669 users using the Panopto cloud environment, with around 100 of these being direct employees and the others being external to the organisation. Our external users are supported entirely by our internal employees who help them to put their videos together to a level of quality where they can be packaged and sold as instructional content.
Our primary purpose for Panopto when we first started working with the platform over 2 years ago, was to speed up the creation and submission process which Panopto fixed almost overnight. Users love this side of the application, however as a result of our unique use case there are some areas slightly lacking, specifically around the lack of any workflow or business rules, as well as in the editing tools.
All of this said, we couldn't find any other tool that got anywhere near the level of Panopto's capabilities, we just wish it was slightly more geared toward commercial use and less around academia.

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Panopto is easy to use and has so many uses for bringing video content into teaching and learning. It manages all out content and links it to the VLE so that students can find things easily and staff can upload old video content and have access it to it online. We are able to deploy the software to classrooms but staff and students can also have the software on personal computers and devices so it is convenient for people to record wherever they are. The support system from the company is also exemplary theyt are available to contact when needed and have lots of online support materials and videos which cover any questions.

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Panopto is a lecture capture system that also has loads of other features that makes it useful in a wide range of situations. For an end use the interface is simple to use and allows basic editing, importing of other video content, search functions and much more. On a larger scale we use this to record lectures across the University to great success with 100 of Thousands of hours of video recorded over the last 2 and a half years. The system has great uptime and works well and is regarded as a great resource by students.

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Panopto is a simple but powerful tool to record and manage videos. We currently utilize Panopto for lecture capture at a higher education institution, but have since found many other uses. We record and share training materials, meetings and other events with Panopto. The integration with our LMS, D2L has made it simple for instructors and students to use the service. Panopto services have been reliable and fast. Videos play from within a browser window with no external plugins needed.

For accessibility purposes, Panopto offers machine generated captions and also captioning services.

Really the only trouble we have had with Panopto is with the Recorder software for PC and Mac. Some of our end users have struggled with that. Luckily, videos can be created in .mp4 format in nearly any video creation software and simply uploaded to Panopto cloud. From there, it's easy to manage, search and share your library of videos.

Panopto has been an excellent service and software for our institution.

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