reVIEW - Quick Start Guide

1. Log into Canvas

Log into Canvas. You should see a new item called ‘reVIEW’ in the module navigation.

To record a session click on reVIEW


Click on the ‘Create’ button


From the dropdown menu, select the ‘Record a new session’ option. 



2. Introductory Tour

2.1.  When you first log in to the recorder you will be prompted with three different tours that further explain all of the different areas of the recorder.

2.2. The first tour will go over the 3 steps to recording: (Fig. 3)
  • Step 1: Name your recording
  • Step 2: Choose your sources
  • Step 3: Start recording
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Figure 3

2.3.  The second tour will go over the Primary source settings: (Fig. 4)
  • Capture computer audio: Use this setting to capture audio from your PC applications
  • Audio volume: The color bars show the volume of the audio being captured. Too loud or too quiet? Use the slider to adjust the volume
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Figure 4

2.4.  The third tour will go over the Secondary source settings: (Fig. 5)
  • Video resolution: Controls the size of the video that is captured
  • Framerate: A higher number of frames per second (fps) that captures results in a smoother motion
  • Bitrate: Controls the file size of the resulting video. Larger files are able to capture more detail
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Figure 5

2.5.  You can skip the tours and always go back and click on the blue info button to get the information again (Fig. 6).

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Figure 6

3. Folders

3.1.  Click the drop-down arrow so that you can set the folder where the recording will be saved (Figs. 7 and 8).

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Figure 7

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Figure 8

3.2.  You can have the option to name your video here as well. If you do not name your video, the title will automatically be the date and time it was recorded (Fig. 9).

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Figure 9


4. Primary Input

4.1.  Primary Audio: Under the Primary Sources, select the drop-down under Audio. Select a microphone that is connected to your computer. You must select a primary audio source for a successful recording (Fig.10).

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Figure 10

4.2.  Volume bar: After selecting your audio, test your audio by talking in a normal voice to test the volume. You should see a few green bars appear as you talk. If you don't see any or see the red and yellow bars highlighted, adjust the volume by using the slider (Fig. 11).

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Figure 11

4.3.  Primary Video Source: If you'd like to record a video of a presenter, you can select a primary video source under the Video drop-down. But you do not need to include this if you just want to record audio (Fig. 12).

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Figure 12

4.4.  Quality Setting: There are three different quality settings available to help you determine what will be best to record a high-quality video (Fig. 13). If you want to learn more about  Pantopto for Windows Capture Resolutions, go to our Panopto for Windows documentation. 

Standard Quality:
Audio Only - 64 kbps
Primary Video Resolution - Up to 640x480
Primary Video and Audio - 600 kbps
Primary Video, Audio, and Secondary Video (640x480, 10 FPS, 340 kbps) - 1240 kbps

High Quality:
Audio Only - 96 kbps
Primary Video Resolution - Up to 1024x600
Primary Video and Audio - 1000 kbps
Primary Video, Audio, and Secondary Video (1024x768, 15 FPS, 1000 kbps) - 3031 kbps

Ultra Quality:

Audio Only - 128 kbps
Primary Video Resolution - Up to 1280x800
Primary Video and Audio - 1500 kbps
Primary Video, Audio -  720p
Note: For 1080p the custom settings will need to be enabled through the advanced setting options and accordingly selected. 
Secondary Video (1920x1080, 19 FPS, 1500 kbps) - 4664 kbps

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Figure 13

4.5.  Custom Quality Setting: You also have the option to control your own quality settings, which you can find documentation for here.

5. Screen Capture and PowerPoint

5.1 Screen Capture: After you have selected your video and audio inputs, you can choose to capture what is displayed on your screen. And you can select the checkbox to preview your screen before recording (Fig. 14).

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Figure 14

5.2.  You can also add an additional video source here if you have more than one camera plugged into your computer (Fig. 15).

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Figure 15

5.3.  To adjust screen capture resolution, click the drop-down next to Resolution and choose the resolution you desire. Note: If you select a smaller resolution it will make items on the screen appear larger in the final recording (Fig. 16).

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Figure 16

5.4.  You can also adjust the fps (frame rate per second) by dragging the sliders (Fig. 17). For a lot of movement on the screen an fps of 15 is recommended, and for showing a video during screen capture an fps of 30 is recommended. Not selecting a high enough fps can cause the secondary video to appear choppy.

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Figure 17

5.5.  The kbps (kilobyte per second) will adjust automatically based on the settings for recolution and fps (Fig. 18).

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Figure 18

5.6.  Click Apply to save changes.

5.7.  PowerPoint: You can select a PowerPoint animations if you have once. Note: If your PowerPoint contains any motion on the slide, embedded video in the slide, or someone is annotating over the slide, then screen capture must be selected to be able to capture that content (Fig. 19).

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Figure 19

5.8.  You can also open a presentation from the recorder. Click on the PowerPoint tab in your secondary sources, then click on Open a Presentation to launch PowerPoint (Fig. 20).

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Figure 20

5.9.  After you open a presentation, you will be prompted with a selection box asking if you want PowerPoint to start presenting as soon as you click on Record (Fig. 21).  Note: In order to properly record PowerPoint presentations, after you have launched PowerPoint, you must have it in full-screen presentation mode.

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Figure 21

6. Starting, Stopping, and Pausing

6.1.  You can now begin recording. Click on the red RECORD icon. Once your recording has started, that icon will change into PAUSE and STOP (Fig. 22).

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Figure 22

6.2.  Click STOP to stop the recording. You will have the option to upload the recording or delete it and start again.

6.3.  Click the PAUSE button to have a section of your recording automatically edited out. When the recording is paused, Panopto is continuing to record, but that section will be edited out of the final version. You can always get this content back by using the editor.

6.4.  Hotkeys: You can use Panopto for Windows hotkeys to start a recording, pause and stop, all with a few keys so you don't need to minimize the content you're recording to click the buttons.

Record: F8 Key
Pause: F9 Key
Stop: F10 Key

7. Recording Status

7.1.  Once everything has been recorded and you have stopped your recording, you will be taken to the Manage Recordings page (Fig. 23).

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Figure 23


7.2.  Offline Recordings are recordings that do not have a folder selected in Panopto, so they are only on your computer. You can select Upload to Server to select a folder and add them to your video library.

7.3.  Currently Uploading Recordings will show the video that you just completed and its status.

7.4 Uploaded Recordings will show the recordings that you have already recorded, picked a folder for, and uploaded to the server. If you have access to the video in the library, you can open the video or settings using view, edit, or share. You can also continue recording to the same session by selecting resume. And if you need to make space on your computer, you can delete the local files, as long as you no longer need them.

Note: It is possible to delete recordings. If they have been uploaded already, you can delete local and the recording will still be located on the server. If you delete a recording that has not yet been uploaded, that recording will be lost.

8. Warnings

8.1.  There are two different warnings that may appear while you are recording. These are for low audio and low disk space. For example, if your audio isn't working you will see a banner at the top of the recorder and a pop-up on the desktop (Figs. 24 and 25).

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Figure 24

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Figure 25

8.2.  These notifications are to help you resolve the problem so you can go back to recording a high quality video.

Further resources

A downloadable PDF version of this Quick Start Guide 

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For more guides on how to use reVIEW go to:

For information on training go to: reVIEW training sessions

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