Panopto 7 Release Notes

  • New mobile and embedded video player — A rich video consumption experience on mobile devices and embedded videos, enabling users to access the table of contents, search within videos as well as rate them on their mobile devices and embedded videos in a webpage. They can also take notes and post discussions from within the embed player on the web and mobile. The new experience is available to everyone by default.
  • Improved session chooser and playlist creation workflows — Users will be able to search in the embedded video/playlist chooser when embedding videos in external systems, building featured videos for the homepage, or building playlists as well as adding playlists to departmental homepages. In the embedding workflow, users will be able to search for videos that they have creator access to and public videos.
  • Analytics improvements — The improved visualizations introduced in Panopto 6 are now also available to creators. This means content creators can see analytics for all of their videos across the site or for a particular folder (incl. sub-folders) or video. Additionally, there are a couple of new data insights available:
    • Completion percentage: Creators can see the completion percentage for each user who has viewed their video. Admins can see this for all users and videos.

    • Creators can see per-user stats, answering “which of my videos has this user watched?”.

Behavior changes and new features

Settings updates

The following settings have changed in this release:

  • Embedded Viewer in Android and iOS mobile applications: Both the Android and iOS app will use the embedded viewer for playback, by default.

  • Make Groups Private By Default: Added a new site setting which controls the ability for authenticated users to find and use ‘User Groups’. By default, user groups are visible to authenticated users and it can be changed in the User Group settings modal.

User experience

  • Fill in the Blanks — Added a new question type in quizzes, allowing users to add fill in the blanks or short answer questions.

  • Download notes — Users can download their notes or notes from any public channel for a particular video.

  • Download discussion transcript — Admins and video creators will be able to download a transcript of the discussion. Moderators will have access to live stats via a link from the viewer.

  • The login user experience has been updated to match the visual elements of the rest of the Panopto web experience.

  • The “All Folders” view has been retired.

  • Added a “Publish” button in the video list. This option shows up for any videos that are currently unavailable, and clicking the button makes the video available in the folder immediately to users who already have permissions to the video.


  • “In the editor, there is a terminology change, where “Apply” replaces the verb “Publish”. This is meant to reduce user confusion as “publish” gave the impression that the visibility or permissions on the video might change.

    • “Apply” makes it clear that the users are applying their edits and changes to the video.
  • Improved content creation workflows — In the editor, the cut and pointer tool has been merged, giving users a simpler experience where they can precisely apply and test cuts to videos or streams.


  • Added a per-user summary for quiz results for videos with multiple quizzes.

  • Added ability to cancel creation of pending usage reports. The report can be canceled from the Reports UI under System menu.


  • Smart search will be expanded to additional languages: Swedish, Danish, Hungarian, Norwegian.


  • Panopto for Mac — Users will be able to capture computer audio on a Mac as part of their recording (beta).

Bug fixes and minor changes

Embed Viewer

  • Fixed an issue where a video didn’t play correctly when embedded in Moodle.

  • Fixed an issue where the video started in an incorrect position in the embedded player.

Interactive Viewer

  • Fixed an issue where clicking on player controls incorrectly exits full-screen mode.

Core Services

  • Enhanced the performance of the Everything page in the Web UI.


  • Fixed an issue where transcription requests to 3Play timed out in rare occasions.

  • Updated the name of transcription providers appearing in Panopto UI for more clarification. None of service condition have changed.

  • Added a warning message if caption data is uploaded to a video session where primary video stream does not exist.

  • Fixed an issue where error state of transcription request did not disappear even when the retry succeeded and transcription data became available.


  • Made performance improvements to analytics dashboards.

  • Made performance improvements to UsageReporting APIs.

Remote Recorders

  • Updated alert in Panopto for Mac to correctly display in cases where reconnecting a monitor during a PowerPoint presentation capture lead to silent recording failure interruption.

  • Fixed an issue that recording may not start when a certain camera is used as the secondary video.

  • Fixed an issue where Panopto for Mac cannot handle the upload correctly if the length of session name exceeds 255 characters.