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.
This guide will cover:
- Tips for making great videos with your phone
- Downloading the Panopto app
- Using the app
- Uploading a video from your phone.
- Viewing a Panopto video
- Download a Panopto video
1. Search for the Panopto app in the Google Play Store or click the link below.
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.
3. Tap on vu.ap.panopto.com and select the dropdown box and tap the radio option next to Victoria University.
4. Click Sign in.
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.
1. 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):
- Search for videos by title name.
- Access settings and further options, Sign out of Panopto.
- Upload videos and record videos from your phone.
- Home, view all videos from all sectors.
- My Stuff, view videos from your sectors and videos others have shared with you.
- 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.
- 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.
1. Tap on the Upload button (Plus Icon).
2. Select the Upload and Record notification bar at the bottom of the page.
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)
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.
5. Select Camcorder at the bottom of the page 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.
7. Or at the bottom of the previous page, you may 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.
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.
10. A successful video upload will display a green tick next to the file name when completed.
1. To view a Panopto video, simply tap on the file entry.
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.
3. A video in Panopto can be controlled in both portrait and landscape orientation. Viewing in landscape orientation will also make the video larger.
4. You can control a Panopto video by the following:
- Pause/play the video.
- Skip forward or backwards 10 seconds.
- Mute or adjust the volume.
- Adjust the speed of video playback to make the video play quicker or slower.
- View the notes, messages or search the video.
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.
3. 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.
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.
Contact ITS Service Desk on (03) 9919 2777 or via self-service http://servicedesk.vu.edu.au for further technical support.