Recording your Android or iOS device with Panopto

This guide will demonstrate how AirServer can be used to wirelessly connect your portable device (tablet / mobile) to your computer to be recorded with Panopto. An active internet connection is required.

 

AirServer license 

AirSever is available on Windows and Mac on a 30 day free trial. An education license is available for £9.99.

 

Android

1. Download AirServer from their website onto your computer. You do not need to install anything on your portable device.

2. Install the software. If you are running a free trial, click 'Begin free trial' when the software opens. Ensure the software is on when ready to connect your device.

3. On your Android device homescreen, swipe from the top downwards to reveal the settings quick-view. Navigate through the settings and locate 'Smart View' and select.

  • You may need to swipe down twice to reveal the full contents of the settings.
android settings ui home

Fig 1. Smart view within the Android settings quick-view.

 

4. On Smart View, select your device name (the name of your computer running AirServer). Your handheld device will instantly connect and display on your computer screen.

android smart view

Fig 2. Smart View on an Android.

 

Computer names

University managed computer names will differ from department to department. If you have a CONNECT device, then the name will be prefixed with CONNECT. If you are unsure of your computer's name, please contact your local IT support team.

 

 

5. Panopto can now be used to capture your phone screen. Open Panopto (via Canvas) and ensure AirServer is shown as one of your secondary sources. Use the dropdown menu to select your monitor if you are using more than 1 monitor on your computer. Set up the rest of Panopto as you would normally.

airsever on panopto

Fig 3. The Panopto interface displaying the android device in the secondary source view.

 

6. You are now ready to record. To disconnect your device from streaming, go back to your device, settings, and press Smart View again to close.

 

iOS

1. Download AirServer from their website onto your computer. You do not need to install anything on your portable device.

2. Install the software. If you are running a free trial, click 'Begin free trial' when the software opens. Ensure the software is on when ready to connect your device.

3. On your iOS home screen, swipe down from the top to reveal the settings. Select 'Screen Mirroring'

ios settings

Fig 4. iOS quick view settings

 

4. On screen mirroring, select the device name (the name of your computer running AirServer). Your handheld device will instantly connect and display on your computer screen.

ios screen mirror

Fig 5. Selecting a device to mirror to in Screen mirroring.

 

5. Panopto can now be used to capture your phone screen. Open Panopto (via Canvas) and ensure AirServer is shown as one of your secondary sources. Use the dropdown menu to select your monitor if you are using more than 1 monitor on your computer. Set up the rest of Panopto as you would normally.

6. You are now ready to record. To disconnect your device from streaming, go back to your device, settings, and press Smart View again to close.

Get support


Local IT and administration staff provide your first line of Lecture Capture support

Local Lecture Capture support

 

For more complex queries, contact the central Replay Lecture Capture team

Contact Replay team