Panopto and Microsoft Teams Integration

This guide is aimed at Staff who may use Teams recordings for their teaching activities. With the new Teams integration it is possible to directly send your Teams Meetings recordings to a folder in Panopto for easy distribution. After the meeting, your recording is automatically uploaded to the chosen location and made available as per the settings of the folder chosen to host the uploads. You retain full access to the Panopto Editor so your recordings can be trimmed, edited and captioned before being moved to a specific course folder.

This document will guide you through the process of setting up the Panopto & Microsoft Teams Integration. It is built to be used with the Microsoft Teams desktop client, but still operates under Teams on a browser although there may be some minor differences in functionality. At this time the integration does is not supported for Teams on mobile devices, either app or mobile browser based

Prerequisites:

  • Creator level access to Panopto
  • Oxford SSO Login
  • Access to Microsoft Teams with Call Recording enabled.

Table of Contents

  1. Connecting the Panopto Application to Microsoft Teams
  2. Choosing a Recording Location
  3. Meeting-Folder Mapping

Terminology used within this guide.

Terminology Definition
Microsoft Teams Instant messaging application. Either app or browser based.
Personal Meeting

An ad-hoc or scheduled meeting hosted by an individual outside of a formal Team or Channel

Chat A message thread between 2 or more individuals outside of a formal Team or Channel
Team

A formally organised group of channels and users.

Channel A series of message threads between users inside of a formal Team.

 

Installing the Integration

1. Connecting the Panopto Application to Microsoft Teams

To add the Panopto application to Teams, open Teams and click the Apps button on the bottom left of the window. (Fig. 1a)

An image showing the location of the Apps icon in Microsoft Teams

Figure 1a - The location of the Apps Icon in Microsoft Teams

In the Search box at the top of the new window that opens type Panopto and press enter. (Fig. 1b)

An image showing the location of the Search Field in Microsoft Team's App Page

Fig. 1b - An image showing the location of the Search Field in Microsoft Team's App Page

Once the search results have loaded, click the Panopto button in the main window. (Fig. 1c)

An image showing the location of the Panopto Search result.

Fig. 1c - An image showing the location of the Panopto Search result.

 In the new window that pops up, click Add (Fig. 1d)

An image showing the location of the Add App button in Microsoft Teams

Fig. 1d - An image showing the location of the Add App button in Microsoft Teams

After a brief pause, the Panopto Homepage interface will load within teams and a new icon for Panopto will appear in the left hand icon menu.

From here, the next step is to click Settings at the top of the window. (Fig. 1e)

An image showing the location of the Settings button in the Panopto Integration for Microsoft Teams

Fig. 1e - An image showing the location of the Settings button in the Panopto Integration for Microsoft Teams

Finally, under Personal Meetings, click Authenticate. This will load a new window and prompt you to log in with your Oxford SSO. (Fig. 1f)

An image showing the location of the Authenticate Button in Panopto for Microsoft Teams

Fig. 1f - An image showing the location of the Authenticate Button in Panopto for Microsoft Teams

The Panopto interface will now refresh and show you a list of all the Teams you are a member of. By default only your personal meetings, ie. only meetings organised outside of a formal team will be recorded and saved to your Panopto Folder. If you wish, you can now authorise the connection between Panopto and individual Teams. Only one person per Team can authorise in this manner at a time. The authorised person can choose the location in Panopto where the meeting recordings are stored.

To Authenticate with a specific Team, click the name of the Team in the left hand menu, then click Authenticate. If you have previously signed in with your Oxford SSO you will automatically be authorised, if not you will be prompted to enter your Oxford SSO details in a new window.

When a Team is connected, all meetings recorded on the team's public channels will be imported. Private channels will show up under their associated team as an extra tab and, as such, these channels must be individually authorised in order for their recordings to import to Panopto.

2. Choosing a Recording Location and Meeting-Folder Mapping

Once you have authorised either your Personal Meetings or a Team you have the option of choosing which folder in Panopto you would like your recordings to be imported to. If you don't change this setting all your meetings will be saved under My Folder > Meeting Recordings. This folder will be created when you first authorise your Personal Meetings in the Panopto Integration.

To change where meetings are saved you must first create a new folder in Panopto in the desired location. Then in the Settings page of the Panopto Integration select the Team you wish to change the location of and click Edit under the Default Recordings Folder. (Fig. 2a)

An image showing the location of the Edit button in the Panopto integration for Microsoft Teams

Fig. 2a - An image showing the location of the Edit button in the Panopto integration for Microsoft Teams

Then click the drop-down arrow at the right of the input field to begin navigating to your chosen folder. (Fig. 2b)

An image showing the location of the Drop Down button in the Panopto integration for Microsoft Teams

Fig. 2b - An image showing the location of the Drop Down button in the Panopto integration for Microsoft Teams

Once you have selected the new folder location, the drop down window will close. Click Save to save your changes. (Fig. 2c)

An image showing the location of the Save button in the Panopto integration for Microsoft Teams

Fig. 2c - An image showing the location of the Save button in the Panopto integration for Microsoft Teams

 

2.1 Meeting-Folder Mappings

By default all recorded meetings will be stored in the folder selected above. It is possible to choose alternative locations for meetings to be stored in based on their name.

First, create a new Folder in Panopto and then click Meeting Mappings in the Panopto Teams App Settings 

2d mapping meetings

Fig. 2d - An image showing the location of the Meeting Mappings Button in Panopto for Teams

Then, in the window that pops up, type the name of the meeting you want to moved to a new folder. You can use * as a wildcard to catch multiple meetings that have similar titles, for example "English Seminar * " would match with "English Seminar Week 1" "English Seminar Week 2" etc.

2e mapping menu

Fig.2e - An image showing the Meeting Mappings Pop-Up Menu in Panopto for Microsoft Teams

Finally, click the dropdown arrow in the Folder Box to navigate to and select the Folder you would like the meetings to be saved to.

2f mapping

Fig.2f - An image showing the location of the drop down folder navigation button in Panopto for Microsoft Teams

Once you have completed these steps, click Add to create the Mapping.

After you have installed and connected the Panopto Application to Microsoft Teams you are ready to being recording your meetings and presenting content. We would suggest you do a test meeting recording and check that it appears in the location you have set as the default folder and test any meeting mappings you have created.

For further reading on how to use the integration, please see the official Panopto Support documentation here.

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