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Panopto Upgrade and Outage

Panopto will be unavailable Saturday the 17th from 6 PM to 10 PM for upgrades. This downtime introduces embedded quizzes and automatic captioning.

From Panopto:

On Saturday, December 17, we’re releasing an update to Panopto that introduces in-video quizzing, new editing features, and more:

  • Quizzing — Instructors can add multiple choice, multi-select, and true/false questions into any video using the Panopto editor. Viewers can take quizzes in the interactive player, and instructors can access real-time reports of all responses.This new feature will be off by default, can be previewed by admin users, and can be turned on for all users via a site setting.
  • Captions — Users can access Panopto’s machine-generated speech-to-text captions and modify them in the video editor. In addition, users can customize the color, size, and position of captions during playback.
  • Primary Video Switching — For multi-camera recordings, video creators can switch between primary video feeds using the Panopto editor. This eliminates the need for costly video-switching hardware, making it easy to create professional-looking multi-camera events.
  • Enhanced Editing — In June, we introduced the industry’s first HTML5-based video editor. Now, we’re adding the ability to upload custom thumbnails, and to upload and manage slides within the video timeline.

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