Panopto Update Dec. 17th: Introducing New Features

by Brian Jambor

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On Saturday, December 17, Panopto is releasing an update to Panopto that introduces in-video quizzing, new editing features, and more:

Quizzing — Instructors can add multiple choice, multi-select, and true/false questions into any video using the Panopto editor. Viewers can take quizzes in the interactive player, and instructors can access real-time reports of all responses.This new feature will be off by default, can be previewed by admin users, and can be turned on for all users via a site setting.

Captions — Users can access Panopto’s machine-generated speech-to-text captions and modify them in the video editor. In addition, users can customize the color, size, and position of captions during playback.

Primary Video Switching — For multi-camera recordings, video creators can switch between primary video feeds using the Panopto editor. This eliminates the need for costly video-switching hardware, making it easy to create professional-looking multi-camera events.

Enhanced Editing — In June, we introduced the industry’s first HTML5-based video editor. Now, we’re adding the ability to upload custom thumbnails, and to upload and manage slides within the video timeline.
For more details about the features in Panopto 5.3, check out our release notes.

Release Schedule:
Saturday, December 17: Panopto Cloud customers will be upgraded to the final build of Panopto 5.3. This release will require downtime.

For more information contact the Bemidji State ITS Help Desk:
ITS Department
Deputy Hall 161
Phone: (218) 755-3777