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Panopto 10: Coming Soon

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020

Panopto 10

Greetings from ITRS! We are pleased to announce the arrival of Panopto 10, Loyola’s official lecture capturing platform. The new version will be available on December 20th, 2020 and will include several new and improved features:

  • Tags — Panopto’s video library has a new way to support content organization and discovery: #tags.  Users can now add tags to their recordings from the video settings, the editor, or in Panopto Capture. 
  • Smart Chapters — The new Smart Chapters tool automatically creates a table of contents for any recording with a screen capture, including recordings from Zoom.
  • Delete Streams in the Editor — Users can now delete or replace video streams in the editor, allowing for greater flexibility in making changes to recordings.
  • Share interesting points in a video — This feature enables viewers to easily share a link to a specific point in the video with others.
  • Audio Normalization — Users can now make audio levels consistent throughout their recordings with the audio normalization feature in the editor.
  • Updated Mobile apps — New updates to the Panopto app (coming soon) will provide users with enhancements for recording and uploading content from their phones.

Panopto Updates

Sunday, January 5th, 2020

Panopto 8.0

Panopto, Loyola’s official lecture capturing platform, now includes new features and functions. Users are now able to access deleted recordings through their Recycling Bin. When embedding video, there is the option to customize the embed size. Additional, the choice is now available for instructors to allow viewers to download their slides, PowerPoint, or Keynote. Coming later in the semester, users will have the option to create and edit videos through the web-based recorder, eliminating the need to install the desktop plugin.

For more information on Panopto, please visit this guide.

Spring Changes

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Panopto will replace Kaltura

Information Technology Services (ITS) is transitioning from Kaltura (Loyola Media) to Panopto for video repository and video streaming services beginning in January 2018 and completing the transition by June 2018. Panopto provides all the functionality of Kaltura while offering additional services such as classroom capture and integration with the Sakai system.

There will be a 3-month period of overlap where videos will be located in both systems allowing time to update the links to the videos (April-May).

Zoom will replace Adobe Connect

ITS is transitioning from Adobe Connect to Zoom for web conferencing and online synchronous classroom services beginning in January 2018 and completing the transition by May 2018. Zoom has been in use for online meetings and webinars at Loyola since 2016. It provides full online meeting capabilities including the use on microphones, webcams, chat, breakout rooms, file sharing, and recording.

Sakai Course Retention

ITS will be increasing the course retention practice from 18-months to 2-years for all course sites in the Sakai learning management system. Sakai course sites greater than two years old will be deleted, and a regular practice of deleting course sites greater than two years old will occur in May 2018 and continue on a regular basis in May of subsequent years to avoid incremental costs for content that is no longer used.

Sakai project sites will also be reviewed for usage, and those not accessed in two years will be candidates for deletion. Sakai project site owners will be contacted via e-mail during the Fall 2018 semester to coordinate the deletion of affected project sites. The deletion of Sakai project sites greater than two years old will occur in December 2018 and continue on a regular basis in December of subsequent years.

Click Here to learn more about these changes.

3rd Annual Information and Technology Showcase

Friday, January 26th, 2018

The 3rd Annual Loyola Information & Technology Showcase will be held on Thursday, February 15th from 9:30am to 3:15pm in the Damen Student Center. Come learn about existing library and technology resources through breakout sessions or visit some resource tables.  There are returning vendors such as Top Hat, Panopto, and SimplyMap, as well as new ones including VoiceThread, and Zoom. This event is open to all faculty, staff, and students. Lunch and afternoon refreshments will be provided to all registered participants. For more information and to register for the event, please visit the event page at

New Features in Panopto

Monday, April 10th, 2017

Panopto, Loyola’s lecture capture software, has some exciting new features. Panopto now allows users to easily upload slides to an existing session, change the thumbnail image for a session, access speech-to-text captions, and add quizzes to a session. For instructions on updating slides or thumbnail images, please click here.

Automatic captions are now available to creators of a session. As the creator of a session you will be able to import and edit captions generated from Panopto, as well as release these captions to viewers. For instructions on importing automatic captions, please click here. If you do not see the option to “Import automatic captions”, please contact and request for your session to be re-processed.

Users now have the ability to add quizzes to Panopto sessions. This includes sessions they recorded in Panopto and sessions they uploaded to Panopto. Quiz questions can be multiple choice, multiple select, or true/false. Viewers must be logged in to take a quiz in a Panopto session. Once a viewer completes the quiz, creators will have access to the quiz results for that session. For more information on Panopto quizzes, please click here.