How to use Panopto on Android

The Panopto application can be used on any type of android phone to access, upload or download your unit's videos. This includes popular makes of phones such as Samsung, LG, Google, Oppo, Sony, HTC, Nokia and more. The Panopto application allows you to search, discover and watch relevant content from your organisation’s video library right on your mobile device. This application further supports offline videos, personalized home screen, a comprehensive search experience, and the ability to upload or record new videos using your phone’s camera. 

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 Download the Panopto App

1.  Search for the Panopto app in the Google Play Store or click the link below.

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2.  Click the Install button and once the app is installed click the app and enter your university staff email to log in. Tap Next to continue. 

Google Play Store Search for Panopto and Select Install   Once installed enter the app and type in your staff email address then press next

3. Tap on vu.ap.panopto.com and select the dropdown box and tap the radio option next to Victoria University.

Select vu.ap.panopto.com   Select the dropdown arrow and select the radio button next to Victoria University

4. Click Sign in.

Once Victoria University is selected click the Sign in button

5. This will open the VU Collaborate page to link the app to what units you are enrolled in. Enter your e number and password then click Log in.

The VU Log In Page will appear enter your enumber and password then select Log in

Panopto Home Page


1. Once you have logged into Panopto you will arrive on the Panopto home page. 

Once you have logged into Panopto you will arrive on the Panopto home page

2. On the Panopto home page you can (by each number on above image):

  1. Search for videos by title name.
  2. Access settings and further options, Sign out of Panopto.
  3. Upload videos and record videos from your phone.
  4. Home, view all videos from all sectors.
  5. My Stuff, view videos from your sectors and videos others have shared with you.
  6. Browser, view all folders owned by you or shared with you.

3. Tap on the 3 dots icon (3) to open the settings and options menu. 

Selecting the 3 dots will open a settings page  The settings allows you to Sign out of the app and send logs and errors to Panopto

  • Sign out: Sign out of your VU Panopto Account.
  • Choose another site: Signes you out of VU Collaborate Panopto to sign into another site.
  • Send Logs: Sends Logs (Error Logs) to Panopto once clicked.
  • Automatically send error logs to Panopto: Automatically sends error logs periodically.

Upload a Video to Panopto


1.  Tap on the Upload button (Plus Icon).

Select the plus icon to upload or record a video

2. Select the Upload and Record notification bar at the bottom of the page.

Select the Upload and Record notification

3.  Select the dropdown box to choose the unit folder that you want to upload the video file too. 

You can upload test files to your sandpit folder (SAND-eNumber)

Select the dropdown box to open the dropdown menu so you can select a file location where to upload the video
The dropdown menu will appear select a file to upload the recording to

4.  Once the file is selected, tap on the large area on the screen which states Tap to record or upload a video to activate the Upload and Record features.

Click the Tap to record or upload a video button to Record or Upload a file

5. Select Camcorder at the bottom of the page to record a live video.

Select Camcorder to record a live video

6. Record the video on your device and stop recording once your recording is completed.

Once the recording is complete the video will automatically start uploading and processing onto Panopto.

Record the video on your device and stop recording once completed

7. Or at the bottom of the previous page, you may select Files to upload a video file which has been recorded previously.

Select Files to upload a video file which has been recorded previously

8. This will open the Files app on your phone where you can select a video for upload. You can refine the selection by tapping Videos.

Select the video file to upload

9. Uploading a recorded video or a file will automatically start uploading to Panopto. You can name the file by selecting the name above the uploading bar using your keyboard.

This will send the video for upload. Here you can add more videos for upload or click X on the right-hand side to remove a video or stop uploading. The larger the video file the longer it will take to upload. It is recommended that you upload videos using University WiFi and not your personal phone data.

The upload bar will continue to increase in size with the colour green to indicate completion of the upload. The time left is located on the right of the bar.

Uploading a recorded video or a file will automatically start uploading to Panopto you can name the file by selecting the name above the uploading bar

10. A successful video upload will display a green tick next to the file name when completed.

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View and Control a Panopto Video


1. To view a Panopto video, simply tap on the file entry. 

12 veiw a session

2. This will load the video player. Here you can skip to time-coded sections, type messages and add notes on videos. Students will see these when viewing the video at that time-code.

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3. A video in Panopto can be controlled in both portrait and landscape orientation. Viewing in landscape orientation will also make the video larger.

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4. You can control a Panopto video by the following:

  1. Pause/play the video.
  2. Skip forward or backwards 10 seconds.
  3. Mute or adjust the volume.
  4. Adjust the speed of video playback to make the video play quicker or slower.
  5. View the notesmessages or search the video.

Download a Panopto video for offline viewing


1. You can download a video for watching when you may not have internet or want to conserve data (on the train for example).

2. Tap on the three dots (3) icon on the video you want to save. 

To download a video for offline viewing select the three dots on the video

3. Select Download to download the video.

Select Download to download the video

4. Its progress is marked by a progress bar and will show a tick when completed on the top right of the video.

Its progress is marked by a progress bar and will show a tick when completed

5.  To watch a downloaded video, on the bottom navbar select My Stuff and scroll down the page until you see Offline Videos, all saved videos will be located here for Offline viewing.

   On the bottom navbar select My Stuff and scroll down the page until you see Offline Videos all saved videos will be located here for Offline viewing


Further Support

Visit the VU Collaborate Help site at https://vucollaboratehelp.vu.edu.au for up to date information and resources on blended learning or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au for further technical support.

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