Using the Panopto Recorder at WCU

It is best practice to access Panopto from a web browser to authenticate or through your course in Blackboard.

*NOTE: By default students are not given creator access to Panopto to create videos, only viewer access.

Download Instructions

Do the following:
  1. Open a preferred browser (either Chrome or Firefox)
  2. Log into Blackboard
  3. Open a second window in your browser and go to (
  4. Select WCU (via Blackboard) option is selected
  5. Click Sign in
  6. Click on the Create button and select Record a new session from the drop-down menu
  7. Select Open Panopto if the desktop recorder is installed or Download Panopto as appropriate
      1. If downloading, run the exe file
      2. Accept all default settings
      3. When the setup is complete, this window will appear (you may have to minimize open windows)
    1. Close this window and return to Panopto tab in the Browser, the click Create, Record a new session and click the Open Panopto button
      1. If you have a slow internet connection, click on the Folder drop-down and click the Offline Recording button
      2. Offline recordings will need to be uploaded once you are able to log into the recorder for editing or use in your course(s)

Audio Video Feedback in The Grade Center

Are you tired of pounding on a keyboard to give your students feedback on their assignments? 

Are you looking for a more natural way of telling your students how great or how poorly they are doing?

Look no more because Blackboard has (finally) integrated voice (with webcam video if you wish) recording into the Grade Center.


1. Go to the Grade Center and locate the submission where you want to record feedback.



a. Click on Attempt




 b. Grade the submission with the rubric if you wish


  1. To record audio/video feedback, click on the show/hide bar for the grading panel


a. Click on the A to open the full content editor


b. Click on the microphone



c. The following screen will display

     a. NOTE:









d. By default, only the microphone is active.  If you want to use your webcam to record video, click on the camera icon

e. When you click the record button, you will get a 5 second countdown before recording starts.

f. While you are recording a timer will be displayed, as well as the 5 minute time limit reminder.


g. When you have finished, click the Stop Recording button

h. You can listen to your recording 



i. Then delete or Save and Exit


j. The recording will default to a name of the start date and time.




k. But you can rename it.


l. Click the Insert Link button to continue


m. A button for the recording will appear in the feedback text box



n. You can add additional text





o. Click Submit to save the feedback

p. Click Submit to save the grade and feedback to the grade center



In My Grades students can hear the feedback by click on the View Feedback speech bubble in the row associated with the assignment.




a. Clicking on the audio feedback link will open the window to play the recording