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Northwestern Transitions to New Video Capture and Management Service Beginning August 2

Posted Date: 2 Aug 2017

Date: 2 Aug 2017

Northwestern Information Technology (IT) is transitioning from Mediasite, the University’s current lecture capture service, to Panopto, an all-in-one, cloud-based video platform that allows for easy recording and webcasting as well as the management of video content.  Panopto at Northwestern.

Panopto is immediately available at no cost to anyone with a Northwestern NetID. Students, faculty, and staff are welcome to log in and begin using Panopto now. Get started.

Panopto supports desktop recording and real-time video-sharing. It also includes:

It can also be paired with a hardware recorder to offer remote recording from designated locations across campus. In addition, Panopto has been integrated with Canvas to allow videos to be uploaded directly to any course site. Using Panopto with Canvas.

Support for Mediasite will end on August 31, 2018. To ensure continuity of services, Mediasite and Panopto will run in parallel during the 2017-2018 academic term. 

Throughout fall quarter 2017, Northwestern IT will work closely with schools and departments identified as currently using Mediasite to ensure that their Mediasite content is migrated and available in Panopto for spring quarter 2018.

For more on Panopto and to see a demo video, please visit the Northwestern Digital Learning website.

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