Updates to Panopto

Panopto Cloud will be upgraded to Panopto 7 on Saturday, June 22nd. This will require downtime, expected to be from 9:00 PM until midnight. After the update, there will be several changes to the system.

New mobile and embedded video player

On mobile devices and embedded videos, users will gain access to several functions previously available only to full web playback. Users will be able to access the table of contents, search within videos as well as rate them. Users can also take notes and post discussions.

New question type

Fill in the blank questions will be added as a question type giving you the option to ask questions that require users to fill in answers to the question. During the creation of a fill in the blank question, correct answers can be provided by placing values between underscores (_).

Panopto fill in the blank question screenshot

Multiple correct answers can also be provided for each blank by using the pipe symbol (|).

Updated editor

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. There is a terminology change, where “Apply” replaces the verb “Publish”.

More download options

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

Download discussion transcript — 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.


Content creators can now see analytics for all of their videos across the Panopto 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.
  • Per-user stats, answering “which of my videos has this user watched?”.

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