Archive for February, 2015

What’s New in Panopto 4.8

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Panopto is a lecture capture platform that enables instructors to capture live classroom sessions, create pre-recorded lectures and share recordings with students in Sakai. With the recent upgrade to Panopto 4.8, some new features have been added to improve video playback experience, simplify access to video content and streamline video management.

Video Playback
Video streaming capabilities have been enhanced with the latest update to the Panopto recorder. Recordings and live webcasts captured with the 4.8 recorder will not require Silverlight for playback, and instead will be streamed using either Flash or HTML5 depending on the capabilities of your web browser. With the new recorder, live webcasts to iPhones and iPads can be recorded from Windows PCs. Panopto also now provides 60 frames per second support for streaming broadcast quality video.  Take note that Loyola campus computers are currently running the Panopto 4.6 recorder; however you would be able to take advantage of these features by installing the latest recorder on your personal computer. The new Panopto recorder is expected to be available on campus computers at the start of the Fall 2015 semester.

Video Access & Management
Viewers now have a link to download recordings as a podcast, if the creator makes this option available. Creators can enable podcast downloading by turning this feature on in the Panopto folder settings. Additionally, creators can now move or copy sessions in bulk. Multiple sessions can be selected in a Panopto folder then copy or move buttons will appear at the top of the page.

For more details on these changes, please see the Panopto 4.8 release notes and also visit our Panopto support page for tutorials and additional information on using Panopto.