Students – Video Viewers

How to ensure your video upload is valid (Assignment Submission)

Scenario:
In order to ensure your submission is valid and can be viewable by instructors, please refer below steps to ensure your submission is completed.

Normal Situation:
A. Processing stage: After you’ve submitted a Panopto assignment in LMS, your submission will show the followings:

  1. No screen thumbnail
  2. Loading icon
  3. Processing
B. Successful submission:

  1. Showing screen thumbnail with video duration information
  2. The session name will become a clickable link
  3. Please try to click the session name and ensure the session can be viewable
Abnormal Situation:
If you encountered below situation, you submission is not completed:

  1. No screen thumbnail
  2. White dot icon and the session name is not clickable
  3. Error message (e.g. could not process; No content)
Solution:
Please try to resubmit the videos by following HERE and contact IT Helpdesk if the problem still here.

How to re-upload failed sessions

Scenario:
If a white dot shows in the title of your session, this might indicate the file upload is incomplete, manual re-upload is needed.

A. If you uploaded with Panopto Recorder
Steps:
  1. Navigate to the “Manage Recordings” tab in the Panopto Recorder, “Cancel” the uploading task.

  2. After cancellation, click “Upload to server” to upload the files again.


B. If you uploaded via Web Browser
Steps:
  1. click “Create” and “Upload media” again.



Overview of the viewing session

VCMS Viewer
Viewers can navigate to any periods of the recording by clicking any notes, bookmarks or thumbnails with timestamps.

Viewer Layout

  1. The Primary Video and Audio
  2. Search Bar
  3. Contents, Notes, Bookmarks abnd Dicussion
  4. Screen Capture, Powerpoint Slides and other video sources (e.g.visualiser)
  5. Player Control
  6. Navigation thumbnails

How to search contents

You may saerch any texts you read from screen captures and powerpoint slides. Type the words in the search bar and get the results

How to bookmark and take notes

Bookmarks

Click "Bookmarks" in the viewing session and label it in the text box and hit enter to save the bookmark. The bookmark is timestamped and aligned with the recordred session for your review.

You may review all your bookmarks at the Bookmark page

Notes

Click "Notes" in the viewing session and take your notes in the text box, hit enter to save your notes.

All notes are private by default and you may share to public by clicking "Make Public".

You may collaborate your public notes with a group by click creating a channel and enter your desired channel name

Share the channel name with anyone you wish to share notes with and start collaborating.

View the session via Android / iOS devices

Android Devices (supports Android 4.0 or above)

Search Panopto at Google Play App Store
Downlod Link: Click Here

Step 1: Type "video.polyu.edu.hk" at the address field.

Step 2: Sign in with your PolyU NetID.

Step 3: You may browse all recordings available to you and start searching by clicking the magnifying glass.

Android Tablet Viewer
Using Android Tablet, you may drag the progress indicator and search content at the search bar.

Android Phone Viewer
Using Android Phone, the viewer will stream the podcast of the VCMS recording. You can rewind 5 seconds by clicking the rewind button and fast forward 15 seconds by clicking fast forward.

iOS Devices (supports iOS 6 or above)

Search Panopto at Apple App Store
Downlod Link: Click Here

Step 1: Click the menu button and tap "Sign in"


Step 2: Type "video.polyu.edu.hk" at the address field.

Step 3: Sign in with your PolyU NetID.

Step 4: You may browse all recordings available to you and start searching by clicking the magnifying glass.

iPad Viewer
Using iPad, you may drag the progress indicator and search content at the search bar. You may tap the screen to show the thumbnails, Play/Pause button, rewind 10 seconds button, and the current time of the recording.

iPhone Viewer
Using iPhone, the viewer will stream the MP4 version of the session, you may tap the screen to show the option to seek, adjust volume, rewind 30 seconds, play/pause, and fast forward.