Panopto FAQs

How do I get to Panopto?

The link to the Fredonia Panopto site is:

When opening the Panopto application, the server is also the Panopto site.

Is Panopto installed on my computer? Do I have to install Panopto?

Panopto is now installed on all faculty computers. Look for this shortcut on your desktop or search Windows for “Panopto”. If Panopto is not installed on your computer, please contact the ITS Service Center (716) 673-3407 or email

Also, you can install Panopto on your personal computer at home.

Do I need a computer to record a Panopto session?

No, you can install the Panopto mobile application on your phone or tablet from the iOS App Store for iPhones and iPads and the Google Play Store for Android devices.

You can use the camera and microphone built into your devices to record session and share them right from the app.

NOTE: If you run into issues logging into the Panopto mobile application with your eServices account, you may need to log in a few times for it to work. Also, DUO security might need to be done a few times as well.

I don’t have a webcam on my computer. How would I get a hold of one?

The ITS Service Center provides webcams for faculty and staff that use Panopto. Please note due to the demand, webcams are available on a first come, first serve basis.

You DO NOT need video. You can record your computer screen with audio voiceover.

How do I create content?

All faculty and staff are now creators which means you can create Panopto content saved in your “My Folder” and share content with students through OnCourse.

Hit “Create” at the top of the Panopto site or Record in the Panopto application.

If you log in to Panopto with your eServices account and you notice that you do not have a “My Folder” or the “Create” button is not at the top next to the search bar, please call ITS Service Center or email

NOTE: When recording sessions, avoid recording entire lectures/lectures longer than 30 minutes, up to an hour. Try recording a little bit at a time (5-6 minutes) to make it easier for students to grasp information.

How do I share content?

Panopto Application: Go to “Manage Recordings” at the top and select the session that you would like to share and click “Share”. Copy the link to that session and paste it into your OnCourse course.

Panopto Website: Go to “My Folder” and select the session that you would like to share and click “Share” when you hover over it. Copy the link to that session and paste it into your OnCourse course.

Can students create and share content?

Yes. Students can sign in to the Panopto site ( with their eServices account. They can download Panopto and create and share content with you or upload their own content (video, audio, etc.) to Panopto and share this with you.