Newcastle Selects Panopto for Campus-Wide Lecture Capture

Partnership will give students on-demand access to digital learning across the university

LONDON, Feb. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Panopto, Inc., the US- and UK-based media capture and management company, announced today that Newcastle University has begun a campus-wide deployment of its popular lecture capture software.

Panopto’s easy-to-use technology will enable Newcastle University to capture lectures, workshops, and other events and make them immediately available for online review.  Lecturers can also record course material from their own laptops and smartphones, and students will have searchable, on-demand access to content from any web browser.

Professor Suzanne Cholerton, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Learning and Teaching at Newcastle University, said: “Newcastle University is committed to providing a world-class teaching environment and we are making a significant investment in new technology to support our students. The introduction of this software will give students the opportunity to personalize their learning experience and allow them greater flexibility to help with their studies.”

Panopto’s award-winning platform includes a browser-based viewer, editor, and searchable media library that offers usage analytics, a drop box for assigned student recordings, and a host of online sharing tools.  Panopto’s custom integration with Blackboard will also allow Newcastle students to access their course content directly from within their LMS without ever having to login to Panopto.

“This partnership is another vote of confidence in Panopto’s market-leading software-as-a-service solution,” said Tom Davy, CEO of Panopto Europe.  “Newcastle, along with other leading universities in Europe, recognises the value that students attach to being able to access and search their lectures online. They conducted a very detailed and thorough evaluation of all the available options, and we were delighted that Panopto came out on top.”

About Newcastle

Newcastle University is a Russell Group University with a world-class reputation for research excellence.  Newcastle ranked 12th overall in The Sunday Times 2011 Survey, 5th in the UK for graduate employability, 10th for student satisfaction, and among the top 12 in Science and Engineering.

Newcastle is spearheading three major societal challenges that have a significant impact on global society: Ageing and Health, Sustainability, and Social Renewal.

In 2011, Newcastle University became the first UK university to establish a fully owned international branch campus for medicine at its NUMed Campus in Malaysia.