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Panopto: Lecture Capture System

Learn how to get started with Panopto, our institutional lecture capture system.

Adding Closed Captions to Your Recording

Panopto is able to automatically generate a transcript of your recording sessions. This is an important tool for bringing your teaching materials into compliance with the American Disabilities Act

Adding captions is very simple:

  • Mouseover your session and select the Edit button:
    Edit button of a Panopto session
  • In sidebar menu, select Captions > Import Captions > Import automatic captions.
    Automatic captions option in Panopto edit view
NOTE: It may take a few minutes for the captions to be generated by Panopto.


  • Click on the blue Apply button in the top menu.
  • That's it! After a short processing time, you will see a CC icon beneath the title of your session.
    CC Icon
NOTE: If your session was already approved for viewing, you will need to reapprove it by clicking Settings > Approve.