Manual recordings (Mac)

Install Panopto

If you want to make recordings on a Mac, you need to install the Panopto Recorder. If you have a University Mac then you can install the Panopto Recorder from Mac Self Service.

If you are using your personal Mac, install Panopto as follows:

  1. Go to
  2. Choose Blackboard from the Sign in using list
  3. Click Sign In
    Sign in to server
  4. Login using your University IT account username and password
  5. Click Download Panopto in the top right of the screen
    Download Panopto
  6. Follow the instructions to download and install the appropriate version for your computer.

Start Panopto and login

  1. Open the Panopto app
  2. Click Sign In
  3. Type into the Server box at the top
    Server Mac
  4. Login with your University IT account username and password


  1. Click Create New Recording
    Create new recording Mac
  2. Choose the Folder that corresponds to your Blackboard course and enter a name for your recording under Session.  Choose your audio and video devices then click Record.
    Record a session Mac
  3. For more information see the Panopto for Mac help pages.

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