Installing Panopto for Mac

Note: If you are using a university computer, you will need to use Software Center to install the latest version of Panopto. If you have any issues with Software Center, please contact your university's IT Department for assistance. 

  1. From your Canvas site, select Panopto Videos in your course navigation menu.
  2. Select Create and then select Record a new session from the drop-down menu.
  3. Select Download Panopto in the pop-up window (See Fig. 1).
    Download Panopto Button
    Figure 1: Download Panopto dialog box
  4. Save the .pkg recorder file to your computer.
  5. After the download is complete, select the .pkg file to run the installation wizard. The file is most likely in your Downloads folder (See Fig. 2).
    Open the downloaded .pkg file
    Figure 2: Opening the Panopto package file
  6. Select Continue in the Install Panopto Recorder window (See Fig. 3).
    Continue Button
    Figure 3: Panopto dialog box
  7. Proceed through the wizard to Install Software. Enter your username and password for the computer and select the button.
  8. After Panopto is installed, select Move to Trash.
  9. In the Panopto screen that appears, enter your username and password in the login fields (See Fig. 4).
    Panopto UM System login screen
    Figure 4: Panopto login

Minimum system requirements and additional instructions are available at

Modified on: Tue, Oct 24, 2023 at 8:53 AM

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