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Lecture Capture Services (LCS) - Upgrade of Panopto

The Lecture Capture Services (LCS) is a lecture capture system powered by Panopto.  It integrates with the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) and supports teachers and students to do video recording, play-back through Moodle courses, video management, editing, sharing, and inside-video search.

The latest version of Panopto 4.6.1 was released on May 18, 2014.  With the help from the eLearning Enhancement Task Force (EETF) members, this latest version has been installed on the development platform for testing and evaluation for about a month.  With the positive testing results, the Panopto production system has been upgraded on July 10, 2014 and the Panopto recorder software in all classroom PCs in the Centennial Campus has also upgraded to the latest version.

Panopto introduces a few new features and system fixes under this new version. Detailed information can be found in the release note. Some major highlights include:

1.      Teachers can now specify a custom order for sessions in a folder. Using an easy drag and drop interface, they can choose the order that all the sessions in a folder should appear.

2.      Teachers can now schedule the publishing of sessions. This is great for releasing sessions along with a big announcement, or removing them after a semester is over.

3.      Instructors can now embed a panopto video into any course document directly from the Canvas editor. 

For any enquiries, please email eLearningTeam@hku.hk.


Kenneth Siu
e-Learning Team
Tel: 3917 8708
Email: sky168@hku.hk