Universities benefit from simplified recording and viewing of lecture videos within Canvas; reduced it integration costs

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Video platform provider Panopto announced a unique, expanded integration with Canvas, an easy-to-use learning management system (LMS) by Instructure, enabling educators and students one-click access to Panopto-recorded video lectures inside Canvas and enabling IT administrators one-click integration of all courses and lectures.
 
For IT administrators, the integration reduces the effort typically involved in connecting lecture capture and learning management systems. With one mouse click, administrators can now connect all courses within Canvas to their associated lecture recordings, and set up single sign on (SSO) between the two systems. 
 
“Panopto is the only product that allows us to connect our lecture videos with all of our Canvas courses at once,” said Brent Saltzman, Division of Information Technology at Creighton University.  “As a result, my team will save time and effort that would otherwise be spent manually integrating courses one at a time.”
 
Faculty can now record new videos directly from within Canvas. With one click, instructors can launch Panopto’s recording software in order to capture lectures and supplementary course videos.
 
For students, the integration simplifies access to course recordings.  Without leaving Canvas, students can view live and on-demand Panopto videos.  They can also access recordings from their iPad or iPhone using Panopto’s mobile app.
 
"Panopto has built a deeper integration into Canvas that will make it easier for students, teachers and administrators to leverage video instruction inside the LMS,” said Brian Whitmer, co-founder and chief product officer of Instructure. “This is a great step forward for our collective customers because it shifts the focus from using the technology to educating the students.”
 
The integration seamlessly connects the two products, providing universities with an online learning solution that is ideal for traditionally enrolled students as well as for large-scale open course access via the web.
“Panopto and Instructure share a belief that technology should simplify and enhance the learning experience,” said Eric Burns, co-founder and chief product officer of Panopto. “We’re providing institutions with the easiest path to connecting their lecture capture and learning management systems.”
 
The Panopto-Canvas integration is available free to customers in Panopto 4.4.
 
About Panopto 
Panopto creates software that enables enterprises and academic institutions to record, broadcast, search and share all of their video content and presentations. Panopto is currently in use at Fortune 500 companies around the world and is the fastest-growing lecture capture solution at leading universities. Privately-held, Panopto was founded in 2007 by technology entrepreneurs and software design veterans at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science. For more information, visit www.panopto.com
 
About Instructure
Instructure is a technology company committed to improving education. We provide instructors and students modern tools and resources to empower the learning experience. Instructure offers Canvas Network – the open, easy-to-use, cloud-native learning management system. We also provide Canvas Network, an index of open, online courses from Ivy Leagues to community colleges. To keep learning, visit www.instructure.com.