Panopto Being Upgraded to 5.0 — December 19th

By: Brian Jambor

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Bemidji State’s lecture capture software service is being upgraded to version 5.0.
The Panopto 5.0 upgrade info webinar is now available on-demand. If you were unable to attend the Panopto sessions, or if you missed any part of the webinars, you can view it by visiting this link: Panopto 5.0 Webinar  The webinar recording is 29 minutes in length, however, you can navigate to the chapters of interest to you.

Not all material covered, specifically the remote recording and live streaming is applicable to BSU at this time due to our integration of Panopto and Brightspace.  After entering Panopto via D2L Brightspace, download and install the newest version of the recorder to update your recorder

What’s New at a Glance

  • Panopto for Mac now supports multi-camera recording and live webcasting.
  • Webcast viewers can now pause and rewind the live feed using a new DVR service.
  • Panopto for Windows includes a modern UI and the ability to record system audio.
  • Automated recorders support new permissions and include usability improvements.
  • Subfolders are easier to navigate and manage

    “This release includes new functionality across the platform for both end users and administrators. For end users, we’re bringing live streaming and multi-camera video capture to the Mac, a new modern UI and system audio capture to Windows, Tivo-like functionality to live webcasts, and a unique capability for controlling video recordings from your mobile device. For administrators, we’ve expanded the way that you can use automated recorders — granting limited or full access to non-admin users.”

To read more regarding the 5.0 release, visit the Panopto Blog post: What’s New in Panopto 5.0

For information on how to get started using Panopto at Bemidji State contact Brian Jambor: or contact the ITS Help Desk.


12/8 Academic Tech Talk: Oculus Rift

By Brian Jambor

calendarAcademic Tech-Talks. …(or Words with Nerds…)

Tuesday December, 8th, 1:00-2pm
Library 236A (next to eLearning)

This session will look at using various 3D software programs to develop virtual spaces for the Oculus Virtual Reality Headset with:

Drew Graham, Assistant Professor of Technology, Art & Design

The Oculus Headset has changed the way we view and interact with 3D models. We are no longer limited to viewing virtual objects on a flat computer screen. Through the Oculus, users can easily create and explore virtual worlds in real time. This session will demonstrate the workflow used to develop for the Oculus and will also showcase several demos of what the device can do.

Come learn about creating 3D world, Virtual Reality and the Oculus Rift in this Words with Nerds session.

For more information and to register, visit the event listing on the BSU calendar.

Watch an overview of the Oculus Rift in this YouTube video: