Panopto Video Content Tool

Panopto is a video sharing and storage service that allows you to upload, edit, store and share video with your class. Panopto can be a very powerful tool to use for video lecture and video annotation.

All faculty, staff, and students of Middlebury (the College, Institute, and Schools) have been given Panopto accounts.

To log into your account:

  1. Go to 
  2. Click the Sign-in button at the top on the right.
  3. Choose Middlebury Single Sign-in.
  4. Enter your Middlebury College credentials (email address and password).

This will take you to your personal home page. You will see any videos that have been shared with you or that you have uploaded.

Getting Started with Panopto

Panopto works the way that many video services work (such as Vimeo and YouTube). You can record, upload media, prepare and share a webcast, and you can create a presentation that combines slides and video.

Recording in Panopto

  1. Open Panopto and sign in. At the top of your main page, click “Create”.
  2. Choose “Record a New Session”.
  3. If you haven’t already, you’ll want to download the Panopto client to your computer. 
  4. The Panopto client will open the interface for a new recording. There are a number of settings you can play with in this interface. Here’s a quick tutorial to give you an overview.

Upload Media

  1. Open Panopto and sign in. At the top of your main page, click “Create”.
  2. Choose “Upload Media”.
  3. In the window that opens, select the folder you want to upload media to.
  4. Choose video or audio files and upload.

Recording and uploading media is just the beginning. There is a lot you can do with Panopto (including using it with Canvas!). For more information, take a look at Panopto’s tutorials and the Library & ITS Wiki page about Panopto.