What is Panopto?
Panopto is a video platform not unlike Youtube. You can upload and share sound- and video files here. Panopto has a build-in recording programme, which makes it possible to produce screen- and video recordings, stream live over the internet, and administrate and share the produced videos in Moodle.
Pedagogical and didactic advantages
Panopto can be advantageously utilized if you want to work with flipped learning. This provides you with the opportunity to record the lectures heavy with theory and upload these. Afterwards you can link to these recordings in Moodle. This gives the students easy access. Your time with the students can now be devoted to discussions and to challenge the students´ comprehension of the theories. Thus, Panopto supports the didactic and pedagogical choices you have made for your course.
Another possibility you have as an educator to activate your students is to give them the possibility to hand in a video as an alternative. The students have the same access to Panopto, and can hand in clips and videos instead of a written file. The student produced videos provides this different approach to hand-in assignments, and can be a new way to challenge and engage the students. CDUL has developed a study activity about students produced videos. You can find it here.
You can gain access to Panopto here. You must use your AAU-login to log in.
Panopto is used at Aalborg University with a Data Processing Agreement. This means that you can safely use Panopto in learning situations.