The University of Aberdeen provides Panopto digital capture software which can be used to record lectures in a Panopto enabled lecture theatre or classroom, or to record digital content and presentations at your desk.

The Panopto software captures the computer screen along with audio (e.g. your voice) and video.

How does Panopto work?

  • Panopto can record everything on your computer screen, along with your voice, on any Panopto enabled PC.
  • It can record video if there is a camera attached to the set up.
  • The resulting recordings are published to your personal folder on the Panopto server.
  • You will receive an email confirmation containing hyperlinks.
    Use these links to view, edit or share the video file on any web page or in the MyAberdeen VLE.

How do I get started?

To help you get started:

Data Protection

Digital lecture recordings are kept for two years as per the University’s Lecture Recording Policy.
If you have questions or concerns about the purpose or retention of the recording, please contact either the Data Protection Officer or the Information Governance Officer at or view the privacy policy for general guidance.

Lecture capture stats for academic year 2016-17

School Lectures
Business School 1499 140 9.30% 3,765
School of Biological Sciences 840 365 44% 12,701
School of Div, Hist & Phil 953 697 73.10% 26,899
School of Education 278 250 90% 12,485
School of Engineering 2727 601 22% 22,689
School of Geosciences 1005 578 58% 7,524
School of Lang & Lit, Music & Vis Culture 1144 462 40.40% 16,791
School of Law 982 810 83% 30,997
School of Medicine Med Sci & Nutrition Grad School Life Sci & Med 2810 993 35.30% 17,771
School of Nat & Comp Sci 2939 727 25% 19,024
School of Psychology 380 338 89% 43,862
School of Social Science 930 275 30% 12,093
Totals 16,487 6,236 38% 226,601