Currently the download function is laborious individual video podcasts. Any teachers with dozens or hundreds of students would find this invaluable! :)
I've been playing with the new Archive features recently, and to improve the usability, I think it would be good to retain a simple/small video in a mid-tier storage level for preview while the main session content is moved back to hot storage and/or before it is moved back. This would complicate the process a bit, but it would allow for simple playback and review of the session content without queuing the job to restore the session fully since restoring from Glacier incurs a cost for Panopto.
When creating a playlist, there are several small annoyances which make the process annoying and inefficient.
When viewing the videos in a folder, there's no way to sort the list of videos in ascending or descending order based on Name, Duration, or Date.
Descending by Date appears is the default and only option. Besides Random, that might be the worst possible option.
When you actually add the videos to a playlist, it doesn't respect the order in which you select them. It should do so.
I selected these videos in numerical order. (Ignore the fact that I inadvertently included a lecture 4 video in a playlist comprised of lecture5 videos.)
Here's the playlist it created. Note that it is in the default order of Descending by Date.
Now I have to drag them all into the correct order.
In an ideal world, I should be able to:
- Search by "lecture5".
- Sort by name to get them in the correct order.
- Click a box (which currently doesn't exist) to select all.
- Close the Add Videos dialog box
These are some pretty simple UI fixes which would really improve the entire process.
Feature request to allow individual creators to "opt out" of their imported Zoom meetings automatically adding the list of participants that attended to the recording description. (leaving automatic sharing alone, just to alter the description contents)
We would love to be able customize our copyright notice that plays before each session. I'm thinking this could be done in 3 ways:
- A Text editor where the admin can select different fonts, sizes, colors (both font and BG), layout, etc...
- Ability to upload a graphic as the copyright notice. This can be customized by the admin with all of the pertinent information and simply uploaded as the "copyright image".
- Ability to have a "copyright" video play before each session (when enabled). I realize that this can technically be done now but splicing in a video to over 5000 sessions is quite time consuming.
Amberscript is now available as ASR and Manual Caption service in the Nordics, trough the NorduNet Framework contract for Speech2Text service. We need Panopto to add Amberscript as a manual caption Service Provider, as AiMedia currently is the only option for transcription in Norwegian. There are currently 21 institutions using Panopto cloud in Norway.
When videos are downloaded in the Android app for offline viewing, captions are not made available along with them. This makes downloading unviable for students with bad connections or who know they will not have internet for periods of time, but also need captions. Would it be possible to make those captions available in the offline downloaded version of a video?
I figured I would break out to its own feature requests. Can we simply the Playlist creation and updating and just give us an option on the folder level to convert the folders in to playlists? I create a folder called "Go Live" I get a switch to make playlist then any new videos I move to this folder automatically updates in the playlist. Two to three clicks, the current process takes 20+ clicks and it's unfair to ask users who are not in the video space to spend so much time working on getting videos displayed in Panopto. I think this is a low hanging fruit and I hope if not this idea, some form of idea to simplify the playlist creation and update process gets traction.
It would be great to have usage reports run monthly at the first of the month, run on the "Previous Month" so you would be able to schedule these reports to run automatically for the year. Thanks for considering.