What Is It?

Panopto is Technology Solutions' supported media-streaming and video capture solution. Protected by UIC’s authentication process, Panopto offers instructors a secure method of sharing video content. This platform allows users to capture and edit videos, add captions, create video assignments, and insert interactive video quizzes. Panopto is easy to use: its videos can be played back on any device, and its editor runs in any web browser.

This tool is recommended for faculty and instructors who want to “flip” the classroom, or who are creating video content for blended or online courses, and for students who need to create video assignments to share with classmates and instructors.


Panopto can be used as an integrated tool inside Blackboard and directly in the UIC Panopto website . Instructors can:

  • Easily capture video on Windows, Mac, and iOS
  • Easily edit video from any web browser
  • Upload existing video files and automatically convert them for playback on any device
  • Search for any word spoken or shown on-screen across every video in their library
  • Engage students with interactive video players that support multi-camera HD playback, inside-video search, digital notes, and more
  • Access web-based analytics that provide insights into which videos are most popular, who watched which videos, video engagement, and more


Panopto requires industry-standard PC hardware components. See detailed information on viewing requirements.


  • HIPAA protected information should not be recorded or communicated through the Panopto system.
  • Panopto videos will be deleted from the system after four years.

Retention of data in Panopto

Video and related content such as bookmarks and comments are kept on Panopto’s servers for a period of three years since last viewed, then are flagged to be removed.

Who Is Eligible To Use It?

  • Faculty
  • Students
  • Staff

Where Can I Get It?

Select the Access Panopto button located on this page. Panopto can be used as an integrated tool inside Blackboard and directly in the UIC Panopto website.

Details on how to install Panopto.

How Do I Use It?

Learn more about what content you can create in Panopto.

How Much Does It Cost?

This service is funded by the University; there are no direct costs to clients.

How Can I Get Support?

If you are experiencing a problem with this service, please report it. If you just have a question, feel free to ask us.

Service Levels

Service Request Fulfillment Time Under 2 business days, unless in-person training/discussion is required, or escalation to the vendor is required
Incident Resolution Time Under 2 business days unless escalation to the vendor is required
Service Availability
Maintenance Window(s) Panopto: Approved Technology Solutions maintenance window(s)
Service Notification Channel(s) Panopto: Learning Management System login page. Technology Solutions Service Notices, Direct email to clients