Day 5: The 12 days of TELmas

December 5, 2018

On the fifth day of TELmas your learning technology team bring to you…

...5 Panopto Ideas (and a Blackboard workshop)!


How to make the most of UniLearn: Blackboard Basics – Cardiff CAA204 – 13.00 – 14.00

Get started with Blackboard and the essentials of adding different content and what you need to do to make sure you’re meeting the module minumum requirement. Click the link to book a place! (To log in to iTrent you need to enter your staff number and then your usual uni password).

5 Panopto ideas

Panopto is most commonly used for recording a lecture so students can watch it back later but thanks to the introduction of some new features it now has lots of other potential uses. For day 5 of TELmas here are five ideas that you might want to explore:

1. Upload pre-exisiting video and audio files

You don’t have to create recordings with the Panopto recorder. Whether you’ve recorded audio or video files on your phone or you’ve got a video or podcast that you created and edited in other sofrware, you can now upload pre-existing files to Panopto. You can also combine videos, audio, slides and even other panopto recordings to create new resources on Panopto! These recordings can be managed and shared with students, staff or externals as needed.

2. Key points and how-tos

You don’t just have to record lectures. Why not create quick overviews, or summaries explaining a key idea or demonstrating a practical skill? Colleagues in FLSE have used Panopto to create recordings of some of the key clinical skills that students need to learn so that they can check them back whenever they need. Short videos are also great because attention is less likely to wander. You could use slides, screen recordings, audio or video depending on what you need to say/show.

3. Webcast: Broadcast lectures live

When you’re using the Panopto recorder you now have the option to broadcast live at the same time as recording the session. This means that if some of your students can’t make it onto campus they can still access the lecture as it is happening. The live broadcast is still restricted to students enrolled on the module in which you are recording so no need to worry about it getting shared where it shouldn’t. But if you do want to share it with colleagues in other institutions then Panopto’s customisable privacy settings can let you do that too! You can also create a waiting area with a link for future broadcasts so that you can share the links ahead of time if needed.

4. Student assessments

You can create an assignment subfolder within your module’s panopto folder to which students can submit their own Panopto recordings. These could be recordings of presentations (video or just slides/screen capture and audio), movies, podcasts, screen captures, etc. Anything submitted to this folder will only be visible to the individual student and the lecturer(s). The student can then submit a link to the recording in a Blackboard assessment to allow you to provide grades and feedback as normal.

5. Feedback and understanding of assessment

Why not use a video to help students understand how assessment marking criteria are applied? Professor David Read at Southampton has used the screen capture and audio/video features of Panopto to show someone working through a problem set in chemistry, demonstrating and explaining how each problem could be solved and how marks are applied. Students can watch this video and self-assess their own papers whilst increasing their understanding of the content. Similar applications could be done by marking a sample essay and discussing its problems, or filming the lecturer assess a physical piece such as a garment.

There are lots more ways that you can use Panopto (and it has more features than you think). If you’re curious, have something you want to know how to achieve, or want to know more about Panopto then get in contact with your faculty learning technologist.

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