How to Download Panopto Videos? [Student & Creator]

Failed to download videos from Panopto? Don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. We have found three easy methods on how to download Panopto videos. Whether you are a student who doesn’t know how to download your teacher’s lectures or an educator who still didn’t figure out how to save your recordings, this article can help. Read on to know more!

Michelle | Updated on Aug 4, 2021

For Students: How to Download Panopto Videos?

Method 1. How to Download Videos from Panopto using Panopto Downloader?

Method 2. How to Download from Panopto through Inspecting Element?

For Educators/Creators: How to Download Panopto Recordings through Settings?

Disclaimer: This guide is for educational purposes only. WonderFox does not advocate or encourage any copyright infringements. Please gain permission from the copyright holders before downloading any videos from Panopto.

Panopto, as an educational video-sharing platform, has gained much popularity among educators and students from all over the world, especially during this pandemic time. The educators record and share the courses on Panopto, and the students watch and learn online.

But what if you want to download the course to watch it offline or upload it somewhere else? Can educators and students download Panopto recordings? Well, according to Panopto, videos on this platform cannot be downloaded by default, unless you are the creator or your teacher has enabled downloads for viewers (In such case, you will see the download button right above the playing video).

If you are unfortunate to find any download button, there is still a way out. You can see solutions to the problem in the following parts. In addition, we will also give tutorials to educators who want to download their course recordings. Keep reading!

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For Students: How to Download Panopto Videos?

Tips: If your teacher has enabled downloads for viewers, you can directly download the video by clicking the download button placed right above the video player.



Update: Panopto is using Blob streams now. And the following two methods for students to download Panopto videos no longer work. To see how to download videos from Panopto, please check Method 2 in How to Download Blob Videos. Keep in mind that the new method is limited to personal fair use only. WonderFox does not advocate or encourage copyright infringement of any kind. The end-users should be solely responsible for their own behaviors.

Method 1. How to Download Videos from Panopto using Panopto Downloader?

The Panopto video downloader we will use is WonderFox Free HD Video Converter Factory, a program that can help you save embedded videos from various websites, including YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion, and, of course, Panopto. It is a completely free and clean tool with no ads and no malware. And it is super easy to use. I will demonstrate how to download a Panopto video with this software below.

Before start, please free download free download the software and install it on your PC.

 

Step 1. Copy Video URL

Go to Panopto and play the video you want to download. On the top address bar, copy the full-length URL of the video.

Step 2. Paste and Analyze URL

Run Free HD Video Converter Factory and open the “Downloader.” Click “+ New Download” and “Paste and Analyze” the copied URL in the downloader. Then wait a few seconds till the download options appear. Select the download option and click “OK” to add it to the download task.

Step 3. Download Video from Panopto

At the bottom of the workspace, click the inverted triangle to specify an output path or leave it as default. When you are ready, hit “Download All” to start downloading.

Method 2. How to Download from Panopto through Inspecting Element?

Step 1. Play the Panopto video you want to download and right-click your mouse at a blank space. Then click “Inspect” (Or press “Ctrl + Shift + I”).

Step 2. Under the “Elements” section, press “Ctrl + F” and search for a video link with the “.mp4” extension. Then copy the link.

Tips: The link goes like this https://panopto.com/Panopto/Podcast/Social/”FILENAME”.mp4

Step 3. Paste the link in a new tab and press “Enter.” You should see the needed Panopto video ready for play. Click the three-dot at the bottom right of the player and choose “Download” to start the downloads right away.

For Educators/Creators: How to Download Panopto Recordings through Settings?

It’s even easier for educators or creators to download videos from Panopto. Follow the instructions below to learn how to save Panopto videos in simple steps.

Step 1. Open your Panopto folder and hover the mouse over the video you want to download. Click the “Settings.”

Step 2. Go to “Outputs” and click “Download Podcast” to download the video immediately.

Tips: You can change the Type and Quality of the video before downloading.

Wrap-up

That’s all for how to download Panopto videos as a student and an educator. If you have any trouble during the downloading process, please feel free to contact me on Twitter. I’ll be glad to help. Thanks for reading!

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