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Call: 317-940-9227
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Or stop by Irwin Library: we are located at the Information Commons desk on the first floor and in the Center for Academic Technology offices on the third floor.

Panopto at Butler

What is Panopto?  

Panopto is an end-to-end audio/video content capture and playback solution. Panopto is a software solution that includes a web-based editor, a comprehensive search engine, system and viewing analytics, and automatic transcodes that convert your videos for optimal viewing on any device. With Panopto, you can record on your phone, through a web browser, or with the downloaded Panopto Recorder software. You can easily submit your recordings on Canvas or share them.

Recording of content can be done on any computer, iOS or Android device. Recordings are automatically uploaded and viewable on any computer or mobile device. The best part is that the playback includes assessment features for academic use that include multiple searching capabilities, note taking, comments, bookmarks, variable speed playback and more.

Read more about how Panopto started at Butler and is used in education. Read the Butler University Case study.‚Äč

Panopto maintains a video repository of How-To Video's that we highly recommend.


Panopto was first introduced to Butler in 2009 as a solution for capturing students demonstrating proficiency in COPHS (College of Pharmacy and Health Science) and interacting with clients in counceling and speech therapy sessions in COE (College of Education). 

Both Colleges were using old, time-consuming technology that required both students and faculty to focus more on the technology than the assignment or interactions. Panopto provided a solution that was easy to use and took much less time to process recordings. This allowed faculty to provide students with more timely feedback and has improved learning in both Colleges.

This worked so well in COPHS and COE that Panopto is now the recommended solution for capture of all academic content. To date over 130,000 recordings of academic content have been made using Panopto for lecture capture, student presentations, flipping the classroom, learning modules, demonstration of proficiency and more!!  

Learn more about how Panopto is used in Education and check out the Butler Case Study.

Faculty Help

This guide is geared to students who are using Panopto in the classroom. Faculty who need help with Panopto should visit one of the following faculty-centered resources:

Academic Technology Specialist


Email Butler University Libraries
Irwin Library: 317-940-9227
Science Library: 317-940-9937

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