How do I use Panopto with Sakai?

Duke faculty and students can use Panopto for recording and sharing videos. Panopto offers a variety of benefits for teaching and learning. Learn more about Panopto at Duke.

How to: Use Panopto to record and share video within your Duke Sakai site

  1. Navigate to the Duke Sakai site you wish to record your videos into.
  2. In Site Info > Manage Tools, select the Panopto tool. Select Continue, then Finish to confirm your tool selection. The Panopto tool now appears in your site's tool list. 
  3. Select the Panopto tool from your tool list.
  4. Select Create to start using Panopto. From this menu you can record videos into a Panopto session, create a new playlist, or upload media to a Panopto session using existing audio and video.

For more information on how to use Panopto at Duke, check out Duke OIT: Panopto.

Selecting "Create" within the Panopto tool in an Example Sakai site.

Please note: The folder associated with your Sakai site is created externally to Sakai in Duke Panopto. Make sure to type when prompted for a “server” while signing into the Panopto apps for Mac, PC, Android and iOS. You can also access your Sakai-associated Panopto folder by navigating to in your web browser.

If you have additional questions, please reach out to your Duke Panopto Site Administrator for assistance.

How to: record meetings with Zoom Meetings for Sakai and share them using the Panopto tool.

You can automatically send cloud recordings from the Sakai Zoom Meetings tool into the Sakai Panopto tool.

  1. In the tools menu, select Site Info. Choose Manage Tools.
  2. Select both the Panopto and Zoom Meetings tools and continue on to confirm these tools to be added to the tools menu.
  3. Important: select the Panopto tool in Sakai. This step creates a Panopto folder which is associated with your Sakai site. This folder will receive Zoom cloud recordings created with the Zoom Meetings tool in this Sakai site. Don't forget this step!
  4. In the tools menu, select the Zoom Meetings tool.
  5. Select Schedule a New Meeting. (If you already have an existing upcoming meeting for this Sakai site, select the meeting Topic, then select Edit This Meeting.)
  6. Select “Record the meeting automatically.” Ensure that “In the cloud” is selected. Finally, choose Save to confirm your selections.
  7. Once the video has been processed, you and your site participants can view your recording in the Panopto tool in your Sakai site. You can also find the recording directly in Duke Panopto by navigating to

FAQ: Panopto for Sakai and Zoom Meetings

Q: Will all of my Zoom cloud recordings appear in the Panopto tool in Sakai?

A: Not necessarily: Be sure to select the Panopto tool in your Duke Sakai site to create a course-associated Panopto folder. This ensures that any future meetings which are scheduled in the Zoom meetings tool will be automatically moved into that course-associated Panopto folder. 

Otherwise, Zoom cloud recordings will appear in Duke Zoom by default and/or in the Sakai Zoom Meetings tool under the cloud recordings tab. If you wish, you can manually download a cloud recording from Duke Zoom and upload to Duke Panopto.

Optional: enable the Zoom automation in your Panopto User Settings to automatically move all of your Zoom cloud recordings to any Panopto folder that you specify – such as your private My Folder. Later, you may move and copy video sessions from one Panopto folder to another.

Q: My meeting recording disappeared from my cloud recordings - where did it go? 

A: This is by design to prevent duplication: Once a Zoom cloud recording is verified to be fully transferred to Panopto, the original is sent to the cloud recording Trash in Zoom.

Q: Why do I still get an email from Zoom telling me my recording is now available?

A: This is a system response that at this time we cannot turn off. You will receive an additional email from Panopto to let you know when your recording is available in Panopto.

Q: I don’t see my Zoom cloud recordings in Panopto yet.

The meeting is still processing in Panopto and is not yet available for viewing. When processing is complete, you can select the Panopto tool in Sakai to review the course recording.

Panopto Help: Tips & Tricks

You may wish to use Zoom Local Recording and upload directly to Panopto after class is over. However, you may lose Zoom user identification in the meeting transcript..

You can also move recordings from Zoom to Panopto or Warpwire for Streaming. Learn more about moving your Zoom Recordings at OIT Help.

You can record your video ahead of time quickly and easily using the Panopto Capture tool in your web browser – no need to download any software. This lets you reserve class time for active learning: check out Flex Teaching: How do I create videos?

Panopto’s trimming capability allows you to edit out parts of your video. Learn how at Panopto Support: Trim a Video.