Panopto is a lecture-capture solution, but also a powerful video sharing tool. Integrated into Canvas, you can record, edit, and embed a video using Panopto. You can use this tool to record a voice-over-powerpoint lecture, which you can then share with students via Canvas or via a dedicated link that can be shared over email. Students can then annotate and take notes on the video, allowing the instructor to see the engagement, as well as respond. You can also access analytics on the videos to see who watched what and when.

Some things to keep in mind as you’re making a video:

  • Speak clearly – Make sure the microphone on the computer sounds clear and you record in a place with minimal background noise. 
  • Keep it short – Break up your long lectures into shorter pieces to keep students engaged. 
  • Include activities – Between segments, have students answer a quiz or participate in a discussion board question before moving on to the next segment.
  • Turn on your camera – Even if it is just for a few moments, students are more engaged with instructor content when they can see the instructor’s face, not just the slides.

A video can never fully replace a face-to-face lecture, but it can help bridge the gap. Visit the Georgetown Panopto page to get started. Or see our tipsheet on Prerecording Lectures.

CNDLS Office Hours

CNDLS provides virtual office hours for support with tools and tips for teaching online.

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday between 9 am and 5 pm. After hours, reach us at cndls@georgetown.eduN.B. CNDLS Office Hours are closed the week of Thanksgiving (November 23-27). 

For information on daily office hours offered by CETS, UIS and other partners, please visit the contact page.

Tip of the Week

As we near the end of the semester, many students will be preparing final presentations, individually or in groups. Take a look at our resources on oral presentations in a virtual learning environment for ideas that can help make virtual presentations during class as smooth as possible. If your final exam will be a traditional test and you’re looking for ideas on fostering academic integrity during test-taking, consider these “analog” techniques.

Reminder: Please update your course description and syllabus in GU360 to keep students informed as they make course decisions.

CNDLS Calendar

Visit the CNDLS calendar to learn about upcoming programs and workshops.