Panopto: Record in your browser (Panopto Capture)

Panopto Capture is a completely browser-based screen capture system that allows users to capture audio, video, and your device's screen or application windows. Panopto Capture works on mobile devices and is a good alternative to the Panopto desktop recording app, particularly on classroom Mac computers. 

Before you begin, you need:

  • A device with a web browser, a microphone and (if you want to capture video) a camera
  • A high-speed Internet connection
  • An account on Bryn Mawr's Panopto subscription (created automatically the first time you log in)

Create a Panopto Capture video

  1. Visit
  2. Open the website and log in with your Bryn Mawr credentials (if you haven’t accessed Panopto previously, see Panopto: Get started).
  3. Click on the blue Create button and select Panopto Capture.
  4. Panopto Capture will open in a new browser tab.
    Screenshot of the Panopto Capture function
  5. Click on the buttons for audio, video, and screen sharing at the top to change these settings. If recording your screen, you can choose which windows/applications you would like to record. (Note: If you are recording your PowerPoint presentation, in the Share Your Screen menu, select the option to share Your Entire Screen. If there is audio in your PowerPoint, make sure to select Share audio).
  6. Before you record, click on the Settings (gear icon) in the lower right-hand corner to change recording options, stream output, video layout, background, and Smart Camera options. You can also select whether you would like Capture to count down once you hit the Record button to give you a 5-second warning before you start recording (this is enabled by default).
  7. Once you have configured your settings, press the  Record button at the bottom center of the screen. If you have chosen this, the recorder will count down from 5 before starting your recording (unless you have disabled the countdown).
  8. To stop your recording, press the   Stop button at the bottom center of the screen.
  9. At this point, Panopto will begin processing your video, and you will be able to play it back. Settings for saving and sharing the video will appear on your screen. If you would like to redo your recording, you can hit the Redo or Record New buttons that appear at the top of the page. Unless you select Redo, your video will automatically be saved to the location you have selected, and they will appear in that folder immediately. Note that the video saves to your My Folder in Panopto by default. If you would like to change this to a different folder, select the drop down arrow next to My Folder and start typing the name of the folder in which you would like to save your video.
    Screenshot of the My Folder section in Panopto Capture
  10. You can also share the video from the Panopto Capture window. To share the video with individuals, type in the names, usernames, or email addresses of other Panopto users in the search bar under Share this video. To easily share the video with the participants in a class, save the video to the appropriate course folder. To share with other groups of people, search for the group name in the search bar. The share settings can always be changed later from within the video settings. For more information about sharing Panopto videos, see Panopto: Share recordings.

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If you have any additional questions or problems, don't hesitate to reach out to the Help Desk!

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