Recording PowerPoint presentations in Panopto for Mac

Following are instructions on how to record PowerPoint presentations in Panopto using single and dual monitor Mac computers.

Single Monitor Computer Video and Text Instructions

  1. From your Canvas site, select the Panopto Videos button in your navigation menu.
  2. Select the Create button and select Record a new session from the drop-down menu (See Fig. 1).
    Record a new session option in the Create drop down menu
    Figure 1: Record a new session option in the Create drop down menu
  3. You will be prompted to launch the Panopto app or install it.
  4. After Panopto launches, the Record a Session window will open.
  5. Check your recording options.
  6. Change the folder or session name (See Fig. 2).
    Red box showing the folder and session text boxes
    Figure 2: Editing the folder and session name
  7. Select the video web camera to record (if needed) and audio source for sound to record (See Fig. 3). Note: If the audio level needs adjusted, click System Preferences, then Sound, then Input.Red box around the primary video and audio sources

    Figure 3: Video and audio sources
  8. Choose either a PowerPoint or Keynote file to add to the recording (See Fig. 4).Red box around choosing your powerpoint or keynote file
    Figure 4: Select a PowerPoint or Keynote file
  9. Select the Secondary Sources (See Fig. 5).
    1. Set the Secondary 1 tab to Built-in Display so that annotations, animations or any recording you want to do outside of PowerPoint is recorded.
    2. Set the Secondary 2 tab to None.
      Red box showing the secondary sources screen
      Figure 5: Selecting secondary sources

Dual Monitor Computer Text Instructions

  1. Launch your presentation in Presenter View mode. The slideshow typically appears on the main screen while the presenter view appears on the second screen.
  2. On the Panopto Recorder check the option to Record PowerPoint or Record Keynote (See Fig. 6). Note: Only check the one that you will be using.
    Red box around choosing your powerpoint or keynote file
    Figure 6: Record PowerPoint or Keynote selections
  3. Select the Secondary Sources (See Fig. 7).
    1. Set the Secondary 1 tab to Second Monitor so that annotations, animations or any recording you want to do outside of PowerPoint is recorded.
    2. Set the Secondary 2 tab to None.
      Red box showing the secondary sources screen
      Figure 7: Choosing secondary sources
  4. Ensure Microphone is selected as an Audio source (See Fig. 8).
    Red box around the primary video and audio sources
    Figure 8: Selecting the microphone
  5. Select Record.
  6. Panopto does not have a toolbar that is visible while recording. After you have finished with your PowerPoint presentation, open the Panopto Recorder, select stop and upload

Modified on Modified on: Tue, Jun 21, 2022 at 10:15 AM

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