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Panopto: A Quick Start Guide

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

Installing the Panopto Client

Attention Mac users! Older version of Panopto will not work with the new M1 chip for current Mac computers. Ensure your copy of Panopto is up-to-date.


  • Panopto Client is installed on the computers of all major lecture halls and classrooms, but it's also available for you to install on your personal computer.
  • Panopto Client can only be installed if you are enrolled in a course in Blackboard Learn as an Instructor or Teaching Assistant. Regular users, such as students, will not see the download link.
  • Panopto Client is available for Mac and PC.
  • Go to the Downstate Panopto web site (
  • Login using your Blackboard Learn user name and password
  • Click the Download Panopto link at the top right corner of the Panopto window:
    Panopto install window
  • Select the installer appropriate for your operating system:
    Panopto installers