Panopto: Getting Started for Non-Moodle Users

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Getting Started with Panopto

This article is for Non-Moodle users using Panopto via the Panopto Web Portal. The main differences using the Panopto Web Portal instead of Moodle are no direct delivery of videos to your Moodle course and more management of viewers for your recordings. Note: ITS recommends that instructors use Moodle for Panopto lecture capture and supplemental video recordings. For more information, see Panopto: Getting Started with Moodle.

For Non-Moodle users, you will have to go through the following three steps to begin using Panopto: login to the LSU Panopto Web Portal, request Creator Access, and download the recorder from the LSU Panopto Web Portal. These three steps are outlined below.

1. Logging to the LSU Panopto Web Portal

To login the LSU Panopto Web Portal: 

1. Go to, in either Firefox or Chrome.

2. Make sure LSU Panopto is selected in the Sign in dropdown

Login Page for the LSU Panopto Web Portal

3. Select Sign In.

panopto login button

4. Enter your MyLSU ID Account and Password. 

myLSU Login Page

5. You will be taken to the LSU Panopto Web Portal.

NOTE: You will be able to login, but you will not have access to create or see content until you request creator access, which is described in the following section.

2. Requesting Creator Access

The second step in getting started with Panopto is to request Creator access. In order to download the Panopto Recorder and begin creating recordings with Panopto, one must first be assigned the Creator roll.

To request creator roll to your account: 

1. Submit a Panopto Request with the following information:

  • Name and MyLSU Account ID
  • LSU College/Department
  • Short description on how you plan to use Panopto

2. You will receive a confirmation email letting you know when you've been granted the Creator roll.
NOTE: This request will take up to 72-Hours to complete.

3. Downloading the Panopto Recorder from the LSU Panopto Web Portal

1. Log in to in either Firefox or Chrome by clicking the green Sign In button and entering your MyLSU info.

Panopto sign in button


2. In the top right corner, select Download Recorder

Panopto download button on home page


3. Select Download for your appropriate recorder for your operating system. Use the appropriate installation instructions for either the Mac or Windows recorder.

Panopto recorder download options

4. Once you've followed the download instructions you will be ready to begin using the Panopto recorder. See the following articles on recording and managing your recordings. 


Referenced from: Panopto

10/23/2020 11:06:52 PM