We’re pleased to announce that Panopto is now available to all UNC users! Panopto is the University’s centrally-supported video-audio storage and management system and will gradually replace Warpwire by June 30, 2021. UNC faculty, staff, and students may log in to Panopto to capture, edit, and share their video and audio content.
Please see the UNC Panopto site to review the FAQ and learn more about Panopto, how this impacts your Warpwire content, and training opportunities. The first training sessions are offered on November 18 and December 4.
Important Note: Beginning September 5, 2020, all Zoom Cloud recordings created on that date and after are automatically sent to Panopto. You may access them in Panopto through My Folder > Meeting Recordings. Note this may not yet apply to some professional school users. Check with your academic unit’s IT staff to learn more about your Zoom account’s integration with Panopto.
Panopto to Replace Warpwire
While both tools perform admirably as video content management platforms, the move to remote instruction has driven the exponential growth of video creation and storage across campus. Our current platform is no longer cost-effective, and moving to an enterprise-level system positions the University for both the immediate and foreseeable future.
In addition to allowing you to securely share your videos, Panopto also offers in-video quizzing, searching of spoken words and on-screen text, auto-captions, discussions, and private notes. See more Panopto features below and on the UNC Panopto site.
Impacts to Sakai Courses: Action Required
You may continue to use Warpwire for your Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 courses but are encouraged to switch to Panopto as soon as possible. After the Spring 2021 semester ends, no new content may be added to Warpwire, and you must replace all Warpwire links and embed codes with Panopto videos in each of your Sakai sites by June 30, 2021. After this date, all Warpwire content expires.
All videos in Warpwire will be migrated to Panopto, and more information on this will be shared soon. You are welcome to download your files from Warpwire and bulk-upload them to Panopto now, if you prefer.
To add Panopto to your Sakai site, go to Site Info > Manage Tools (located under “External Tools” at bottom of page).
Key Differences between Warpwire & Panopto:
|Add Notes||Does not allow notes/discussions||Discussions and private notes in timeline|
|Captions and Transcripts||No support for auto-captioning||Retains Zoom captions (recommended) and captions non-Zoom recordings automatically|
|Subfolders in library||Not supported||Supported|
|Image files||Yes, can upload||No, cannot upload|
|Availability dates||Dependent on Sakai||Can set for videos or folders in Panopto|
|Editing options||Can only trim video at either end||Immersive editing allows trimming at any point in video and insertion of additional content|
|Quizzes||Not supported||In-video quizzes supported|
|Search options||Search limited to tags, titles, owners, and metadata fields||Smart Search indexes spoken words/captions and titles, as well as on-screen content within videos|
|Zoom integration||Yes, set up rules in media library||Yes, Zoom recordings automatically uploaded to meeting host accounts; hosts can set up mapping to specific Panopto folders|
|Duplicating Sakai sites with embedded videos||Has deep linking||Change video to Unlisted and anyone with a link can view|
We encourage you to review the Panopto migration timeline in the “How will these changes affect me beyond the Fall 2020 semester?” section in the Panopto Rollout – Introduction and Key Dates FAQ. Here are upcoming dates to be aware of:
- Nov. 30, 2020: Zoom-Warpwire integration disabled
- Feb. 2021 – June 7, 2021: Warpwire content migrated to Panopto
- March 30, 2021: Ability to add Warpwire tool to Sakai site disabled
- May 20, 2021: Warpwire tool completely removed from Sakai; upload function in Warpwire disabled
- June 7, 2021: All Warpwire content available to content owners in Panopto
- June 30, 2021: Warpwire contract ends and all content expires
Please review the FAQ on UNC Panopto, visit Panopto Support for how-to resources, and send us a help request if you have any remaining questions. We’re excited about all the new features Panopto brings!