#TechTipThursday: Assess Student Learning in Panopto


Panopto is Longwood University’s screen capturing solution and replaced Echo 360 in June 2016. Serving a multitude of functions, instructors are able to use this tool to record lectures for viewing by their students at a later time. Panopto’s direct integration with Canvas facilitates and simplifies an instructor’s ability to record a face-to-face class or provide a lecture to an online class. Recordings are accessible directly within the Canvas class with which they are affiliated and thereby easily accessible by students, but can be shared broadly contingent on the content creator’s preference. Privacy, or sharing, settings are chosen by the content creator and are unique to each recording.

We are excited to share the ability to assess student learning directly within Panopto. Resulting from a recent system update, Panopto provides instructors the opportunity to create quizzes directly within the recording. Though there are several options available for instructors to informally gauge student learning during class, this feature is built directly into Panopto, which then lends itself to similar use statistics.

This week’s Tech Tip Thursday offers a video tutorial demonstrating how to use the Panopto quizzing feature. We will also review quizzing within Panopto during any of our upcoming Panopto workshops. For ease of reference, those dates have been included below.

If you have difficulty viewing the video embedded below, you can access our tutorial here.

Upcoming Panopto workshops

Tuesday, 2/21 at 11am – 12pm [Digital Den, Ruffner 136]

Wednesday, 3/15 at 11am – 12pm [Digital Den, Ruffner 136]

We are able to provide Panopto training by request, within our operating hours, on an individual or group basis. To request a Panopto workshop, please contact the Panopto administrator directly.

If you have any questions, or difficulty duplicating the steps detailed in this post, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.


*This video was created by Muneeb Mobashar, the DEC’s Instructional Technology Specialist.

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