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Podcasts: Panopto or Audacity

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Panopto provides lecture capture, which is the process whereby your lecture is recorded, stored, and made available through a web interface (only to your students). There are multiple streams that can be recorded: your voice, a computer screen, a camera in the room, indexing from a Powerpoint presentation you used. All of these streams of data are channeled through a single interface for your students. There are even more uses for, and features to, the system, but capture is foremost.

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ALERT: If you have trouble accessing recordings from previous Moodle courses, you must first Configure the Panopto Block in your course. Here's how to do it:

  • Open your course in Moodle
  • Turn Editing on
  • Locate the Panopto Block and hit the Configuration icon (cog)
  • When the page refreshes, select "Add this course to Panopto"
  • Hit the back to config link
  • Save changes
  • You should have the correct permissions now to view and manage your Panopto recordings.

Get Started with Panopto

  • Panopto Quick Start Guide - overview of the tools and functionality available with Panopto Focus and gets you started in four easy steps
  • Before You Begin:​ These video tutorials will get you started with the steps you must complete BEFORE you can begin using the Panopto Recorder. They cover: Provisioning your course, installing the recorder, and  logging in on Mac and Windows.
  • Recording Basics: ​These videos walk you through the steps in creating your first Panopto recording to broadcasting your recorded session simultaneously.
  • Managing Your Recordings: short video tutorials help you work with editing, copying, sharing, merging, and downloading your recorded Panopto Sessions
  • Advanced Tutorials: Learn about editing group presentations and creating an RSS link for your course recordings. 

External Video and Print Resources

For Students

Video: Download a Recording​ 

If you need help with Panopto, contact us at schristian@loyola.edu or ext. 2978 in the Faculty Technology Center in Maryland Hall 057. ​​​​


Audacity is a free, easy-to-use audio editor and recorder for Windows, Mac OS X, GNU/Linux and other operating systems. You can use Audacity to: record live audio, convert tapes and records into digital recordings, and edit audio files.​

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Get Started with Audacity

  • Audacity Quick Start Guide: This short PDF guide contains everything you need to know to get started recording and editing digital audio with Audacity
  • Audacity Basics​: This video tutorial shows you how to record your voice, add additional sound clips and edit the audio together into a finished MP3 file
  • Install LAME encoder for MP3s: LAME encoder must be installed on your computer to export as MP3

Other Resources

If you need help with Audacity, contact Simone Christian at schristian@loyola.edu or ext. 2978 in the Faculty Technology Center in Maryland Hall 057. ​​​