Lecture Capture and Streaming

Digital Services is a major University administrative department with responsibilities covering library, academic and administrative computing, digital communications, media-technology services and reprographic services.

Service Description

In Summer 2018, Digital Services introduced Panopto, a video platform designed specifically for education.

The solution was procured to replace Ulster’s previous system and is fully integrated with Blackboard Learn.

Panopto is now the default video solution for:

  • capture in physical teaching spaces
  • at-desk content creation.
  • video assessment submission within Blackboard Learn

Business Process

Panopto can be used on any teaching room PC or staff can request the application to be installed on their office PC or laptop and MacBook.

Panopto is integrated with Blackboard Learn.

Staff may use the AV/Media Service to make a request to borrow a USB webcam or boundary microphone for the day of their lecture.

There is a limited pool of usb boundary microphones available on each campus.

Supporting Materials

How to obtain help

For support on using Panopto in Blackboard please email blackboardhelpdesk@ulster.ac.uk

For other queries Contact the Digital Services IT Service Desk.


The recording service is available for use by University staff through Blackboard. Digital Services also has a pool of microphones to assist users.

Staff and students who have been granted access to recorded content can view it via Blackboard using their network logon credentials.

Service Owner

Office for Digital Learning / ICT Service Delivery