Re:View (also known as Panopto) is the University of Bath’s video content platform. It allows staff to record teaching sessions both inside and away from classrooms, upload their own recordings, and set video assignments for students.

Viewing recorded content

Step One: Log in to the Re:View website with your University of Bath Username and Password. 

Step Two: Click on the ‘Shared with me’ menu item

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Step Three: All of the recordings that you have access to will now appear, and can be searched using the search box, or filtered by date.

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Alternatively, you can also go directly to the folder containing your lectures by selecting Browse>All Folders. Depending on the start date of your course, some will be located in the #Scheduled-Lectures folders and some in the #Moodle folders. Note: If the recordings are shared with other cohorts, then they may be situated in various folders across the system and not necessarily one single folder – in this case access them via the ‘Shared with me’ menu item.

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If you cannot see lecture capture material for a unit on which you are enrolled or believe you should have access to, please contact your unit convenor/module tutor or programme administrator to ensure that they have made the recordings available to you.

Teaching staff will decide whether sessions will be recorded. There are many factors which will influence their decision such as the technology available, the quality of the recordings, if the sessions feature sensitive discussions, and the purpose of the sessions. Your module tutor should let you know whether recordings will be made available or not.


Log in to Re:View at http://go.bath.ac.uk/review and enter your University username and password.

Although Moodle is not used to store recorded content, videos are often embedded in or linked from a Moodle page. The video demonstrates how to watch videos in Moodle. If you are having issues viewing videos in Moodle then it is advisable to log in to Re:View as sometimes the permissions get blocked by certain browser settings.

Some users experience issues with viewing embedded recordings in particular browsers due to cookie settings.

If you see an error message then to resolve the issue, enable third-party cookies in your browser.

Error 500 when viewing an embedded video in Moodle

You can also try the following steps:


The Re:View (Panopto) block on the left-hand side of most Moodle pages does show some videos that are relevant for your unit of study, but not all (for example, the video you need to view may be located in a different folder in Re:View and the permissions shared with you).

The recordings in the red box on the screenshot below are available to you, but we encourage staff to also link to/embed these within the main body of the Moodle page.

The link to lecture recordings in the blue box in the screenshot below takes you to the Re:View homepage – it does NOT take you to the specific folder for your unit in Re:View.

Panopto block in Moodle


This video demonstrates how to log into Re:View and the areas and folders that you can access recorded content from.


This video demonstrates the features of Re:View from a viewer’s perspective, including how to view captions, switch the order of screens, and how to bookmark content.


For recordings made from September 2020 onwards, automatic captions have been generated within Re:View.

Turn on captions when viewing a recording by clicking the CC icon. You can also view further options such as position, colour and size by clicking the three dots on the right-hand side.

Screenshot to demonstrate captions icon in Re:View

You can search for terms within the recording. This saves time skipping back and forth to find a key point from the recording. Type in the term you are looking for and if found, it will be highlighted in blue.

captions search for students

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Bookmarks allow you to mark a particular section to come back to at another time. Type in a title, click return and the bookmarks are time-stamped.

Add bookmarks to Re:View

You can also view your bookmarks underneath your video and skip to the relevant sections to save lots of manual skipping.

Add bookmarks to Re:View

More information is available from the Panopto help pages

You can download and install a Panopto mobile app (for iOS or Android) which allows you to download videos to watch offline.  Video files can be very large so it may take some time to download.

You can access the apps from the relevant App Store.

Android Panopto App
iOS Panopto App

The Panopto app enables you to record directly from your tablet or smartphone. Panopto have recently released a new version of their app which provides the user with a similar experience on both android and iOS devices. There is a 10 minute limit on recordings and uploads using the app.

This video gives a quick overview of the Panopto app and its main features.

As a viewer you can click on tags or add tags to the search bar to find similarly tagged videos.

Please note: Only videos that have been shared with you will appear in your tag search. Videos not shared with you will not appear as an option.

The following video will show you how to add tags to your videos and search with tags:

You can subscribe to specific creators, folders or tags in Re:View. This allows you to curate the content you want to view and stores these videos in one folder. Please note: Only videos that have been shared with you will appear as subscriptions. Videos not shared with you will not appear as an option.

This video demonstrates how to manage subscriptions in Re:View:

The Re:View (Panopto) assignment folder

The assignment folder in Re:View allows students to upload videos to a folder – this could be for an assignment or instead of a face-to-face presentation. Assignment Folders enable students to create and manage their own content while preventing them from viewing other users’ content that has not been explicitly shared or made public. Anything you upload to an assignment folder as a student cannot be viewed by other students unless a staff member enables this.

Below are the most common options for creating audio or video files – you should use the option most suitable for what you have been asked to produce. The ultimate aim is to produce an audio or video file which will be accepted by Re:View – the method will differ depending on your context and the software/hardware available to you.

SoftwareSummaryProsCons
Microsoft PowerPoint narrated slideshowCreate a narrated PowerPoint – slides and a voiceover.Available as part of your University of Bath Microsoft 365 subscription. Record audio and present on separate slides. Edit separate slides if you make a mistake. Collaborate on a PowerPoint for group presentations.You must export the narrated PowerPoint as a video file to be able to upload it to Re:View. Some bugs when exporting long narrated PowerPoints to video.
Re:View (Panopto) desktop recorderRecord your screen, video, audio and PowerPoint presentations directly in Re:View by downloading the desktop recorder.Available as part of your University of Bath Re:View (Panopto) account. Record directly in Re:View – no need for a separate file upload. Edit in Re:View before moving to an assignment folder. Record multiple screens.Editing is basic. PowerPoint slide animations do not display, so record your main screen to present a PowerPoint. Download needed.
Record your screen, video and audio in your browserAvailable as part of your University of Bath Re:View (Panopto) account. Record directly in Re:View – no need for a separate file upload. Edit in Re:View before moving to an assignment folder. Create audio-only recordings. No download needed.Editing is basic. Not available in Safari.
Microsoft Teams meetingHold a meeting with your group and record the meeting. All Bath students have Microsoft 365 accounts so can use Teams. Good for group presentations as you can take turns in presenting.The recorded presented view can differ to the view you see during the meeting, so do a test recording first. Recordings are saved to OneDrive of the meeting organiser/person who pressed record and need to be downloaded. It is possible to record yourself in Teams but this would involve creating a meeting, adding someone else to the invite, and asking them not to join!
Windows PhotoWindows Photo is included free with Windows 10. It allows users to combine video with photos and offers an easy ‘drag and drop’ interface. Add transitions and text. Trim and split content. Add audio to recordings. Only available on Windows computers. Cutting and trimming a long video would take time and practise.
iMovie for MaciMovie is included free on Macs.Has a range of editing tools such as trimming, adding music and video effects. A good all-round piece of software.Only available for Mac users. Can have difficulty exporting video from Mac to Re:View.
Free open source video editorsEditors such as Shotcut and Openshot are free to download and install on your computer.No subscription required. A greater range of editing tools than Re:View, therefore it’s possible to produce a more polished video.It will take some time and practise to become familiar with the editing tools. Ensure you read the terms and conditions before downloading.
Paid-for video editorsThere is a wide range of paid-for video editors available to purchase. It is unlikely you would need to buy these unless you regularly produce polished videos. The Adobe range can be very technical, whilst Camtasisa, Snagit and Screencast-o-matic are easier to learn. Much more functionality than a free video editor. Can take time to learn. Free trials are often available.Can be expensive (Screencast-o-matic is the cheapest option).
Apps for mobile and tabletsThere are many free and paid-for apps that can be downloaded for video editing on phones and tablets. iMovie is available for iOS devices whilst Splice is a generally good all-round app for video editing across mobile devices.Good for editing ‘on the go.’ Can drag and drop and use various cuts, filters and effects to create impressive video content without the need for a high level of digital skill.Can be difficult to import/export video from a mobile device. Small screen size on a mobile phone could make editing difficult.

Note: Zoom is unlikely to be suitable for recording as University of Bath students have basic Zoom accounts – basic accounts do not have recording functionality.

It is possible to record a video and include PowerPoint directly into Re:View using the Panopto desktop recorder. Personal capture can be made using the Panopto Recorder. You can record various inputs simultaneously such as video from a webcam, audio, PowerPoint and/or screen capture.

Getting started with the Panopto desktop recorder for Windows

Getting started with the Panopto desktop recorder for Mac

First download the Re:View (Panopto) desktop recorder.

Detailed guidance is available from the Panopto help pages.

It is important that you create the new recording in the correct folder. Use the dropdown menu to navigate to the folder for where you want to save the recording.

Screenshot to show how to change destination folder in Panopto desktop recorder

The default is set to moodle\username or unified\username. If you do not change the destination folder at this stage then it will be saved into your personal folder and only you will have access to it. You may wish to do this and move the recording later if it is a practise or first attempt. However, if you wish to record directly into the assignment folder then you can change the destination folder to the folder you have been directed to as part of the assignment upload process by your tutor.

At this stage, it is also possible to rename the recording. If you do not do it at this stage then the recording will be named with the date and time, e.g. ’06 April 202 at 13:20:12′.

Note: If you encounter issues with animations not working in a recorded PowerPoint, we suggest that you select ‘Capture main screen’ and capture the PowerPoint that way.

This video explains how to upload a recording to the Re:View assignment folder and submit a link and document in a Moodle submission point.

This video demonstrates how to download the Panopto desktop recorder.

Follow the installation instructions for Windows or Mac.

It is possible to record a video, audio and other screens (such as one showing a PowerPoint presentation) directly into Re:View using Panopto capture. Panopto capture is a browser-based recording system within the Panopto system.

Note:
1. Panopto capture is not currently supported in the Safari browser.
2. It is possible to create audio-only recordings by turning the webcam off before recording.

Full instructions for recording using Panopto Capture in a browser are available of Panopto’s help pages.

Short summary

Log into Re:View and navigate to the folder you wish to record in (in this scenario I am recording to My Folder). Click the blue ‘Create’ button and select ‘Panopto Capture’

Select Panopto capture from drop-down menu

This will open in a new tab. Explore the audio and video settings and controls. Start and stop recording using the red button at the bottom of the screen.

Screenshot to demonstrate features of Panopto capture in browser

Once the recording has processed you can view a final screen with further options such as editing the video name, folder location and redo recording.

How the window appears after the video has processed.

This video explains how to upload a recording to the Re:View assignment folder and submit a link and document in a Moodle submission point.

To edit a recording, navigate to the recording and click the ‘edit’ button.

Re:View offers a range of options for editing.

Cut – cut out sections of your video. This is useful if you only want to make part of the recording available, or to trim selected sections.

Add a stream – this allows you to drop in another stream, for example a Powerpoint slide or secondary video or audio file.

Add a clip – Insert another complete session from your folder into the timeline. This allows you to combine two or more videos, for example, if you have made three separate videos over a number of weeks then these can be easily consolidated.

Embed a webpage – If you embed a webpage (essentially a link to a website), then the video will pause at a chose time and display the webpage you have chosen to link to. The web page is active, so can be navigated within the video window. If you have referred students to a particular web page during a recording then this tool could be handy to make sure that they are accessing the correct one.

More instructions for editing can be found here.

Panopto also host some How-To tutorial videos on their video portal

The simplest way of recording a presentation is to create a voiceover/insert video into an existing Powerpoint. Please also read the detailed 6 Step Guide on Making a Video with Powerpoint from the TEL team.

To create the video you need to then export your presentations as mp4 video and upload your video to the Panopto Assignment folder

Note: using Powerpoint narration also supports group presentations if the students share their Powerpoint (limitation: one narrator per slide).

Important note for Mac users: How to avoid losing audio after recording a narrated PowerPoint on a Mac and uploading to Re:View.


There have been some instances of narrated PowerPoints recorded on Macs losing their audio once they have been uploaded to Re:View. If you have created a narrated PowerPoint on a Mac, please ensure that you keep a copy stored on your computer if a technical team need to troubleshoot.

There are 3 suggested workarounds:

A suggested scenario is this:

Another suggested scenario is this:

Note: If you do not wish to use a recorded PowerPoint but would rather record separate videos instead, this document outlines a scenerio in which you can create group presentations using Panopto desktop recorder or other video software.

Important note for Mac users: How to avoid losing audio after recording a narrated PowerPoint on a Mac and uploading to Re:View.

For recordings that are already saved on your own computer, one method is as follows:

  • Visit the Re:view (Panopto) site using the URL http://go.bath.ac.uk/review and login with your Bath username and password.
  • Navigate to the Assignment Folder – this is a subfolder of the Moodle-linked folder that your tutors use for recordings. You can find the assignment folder by following the next steps.
  • Click Browse.
  • Click on your course title.
  • Click on your course title labelled [assignments]

Note: hover the mouse to make the long folder name appear.

Assignment upload

Once you have opened this folder, click on the blue ‘Create’ button in the toolbar at the top of the screen, and select ‘Upload media’.

screenshot to show upload icon in Panopto

You will then see the option to upload the recording from your computer. This could take some time depending on your internet connection. Upload your file as an .MP4.

screenshot to show upload option in Panopto

This video explains how to upload a recording to the Re:View assignment folder and submit a link and document in a Moodle submission point.

Important note for Mac users: How to avoid losing audio after recording a narrated PowerPoint on a Mac and uploading to Re:View.

Your tutors will let you know when the assignment folder has been enabled for uploading. It is likely that they have given you a deadline. Do not leave it until the last minute to upload your recording as there may be technical issues such as loss of internet connection, high-demand on the Panopto server, or slow uploading times.

We suggest uploading your video 48 hours before your deadline to mitigate for unforeseen technical issues. For example:

Deadline – 12.00pm on Friday 9th April.
Upload your video – By 12.00pm on Wednesday 7th April.

If you tutor has suggested that it is ok to upload a test video, then you can also upload a short test recording in plenty of time to the assignment folder and delete it afterwards.

It is possible to rename your video by hovering over the recording and selecting ‘Settings’. Click on ‘Edit’, type in a suitable name and click ‘Save.’

settings

folder name

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Your tutors may have given you specific guidance about how to name your video. It could include your name, the name of your assignment, group name, or date. Please check with your tutor if your video should follow a specific naming convention.

If you need to share the link to the video then you can do so by hovering over the recording and selecting ‘Settings’. Here you will find a URL that you can copy and paste elsewhere (for example into a Moodle assignment, document or email). Permissions for the recording are shared with the parent folder. This means that your recording will not be viewable by anyone with the link, just by those who have owner permissions in the associated course folder (likely to be the tutors on your unit).

Screenshot of edit button for a student assignment video in Panopto

Screenshot of the shared URL for a student assignment video in Panopto

Paste the link into an online text Moodle submission point

paste assignment link

This video explains how to upload a recording to the Re:View assignment folder and submit a link and document in a Moodle submission point.

You may be asked to submit a copy of your presentation in Moodle. To do this, navigate to the relevant Moodle submission point and upload the file when prompted. It is important to upload the ‘raw’ PowerPoint file, NOT an annotated or narrated presentation as this will exceed the Moodle upload limit. If the submission point has been set to only accept PDF files, you will have to convert your presentation to a PDF first.

upload a file to moodle submission point

This video explains how to upload a recording to the Re:View assignment folder and submit a link and document in a Moodle submission point.

Re:View allows audio and video files to be uploaded in many formats. We recommend mp4 for video and mp3 for audio. A full list of accepted formats can be viewed here.